WEST SPRINGFIELD—Although the campaign war chest of Governor Charlie Baker bursts with cash, the Republican is not the first major party candidate to declare his candidate for 2018. That title goes to Jay Gonzalez, a former Deval Patrick cabinet secretary who launched his campaign in
Maurice Cunningham’s post “MassDems- First in the Nation” continues to push a line that has become popular after November 8th, namely that Trump won on economic populism. If only Hillary Clinton had adopted Elizabeth Warren’s rhetoric then the outcome would have changed. The story that
Only a week after facing some criticism for his scarce presence in the 413, Governor Charlie Baker paid Western Massachusetts a visit to tour area community colleges and announce grants to upgrade their facilities. Baker appeared at Holyoke Community College alongside legislators, Mayor Alex Morse
SPRINGFIELD—One of the most overdone political tropes in this state political cycle is talk of how the outcome on November 4 affects the legacy of Gov. Deval Patrick. But Patrick’s legacy will transcend whatever the next governor does and part of that legacy will include
BOSTON—Appearing energized after National Republicans launched an attack on her, an undeterred Martha Coakley rallied with First Lady Michelle Obama and Democrats from across the state, effectively kicking off the final 30 day sprint in the race for governor. The roster of speakers aside from
UPDATED 9/15/14 12:10PM: For clarity as to the other primary candidates not in attendance. EAST LONGMEADOW—With last Tuesday’s raucous primary over, the campaign office behind the Big Y near the Springfield line again lit up with activity as Eric Lesser and his campaign pivoted to
UPDATED 8/5/14 2:14PM: For additional quotes from Cruz & Markey. SPRINGFIELD—On some level, running for State Representative is much different from the other races Jose Tosado has tried to win. Tosado always ran in the whole city whether for school committee, city council or mayor.
LONGMEADOW—More than one publication has called her a nightmare for Republicans salivating at the chance of taking back the corner office on Beacon Hill. She has been making the rounds of political events around and across the commonwealth including the local Democratic Committee’s breakfast here.
SPRINGFIELD—Cheryl Coakley-Rivera may have resigned from the legislature, but she does not want people to think she has stepped away from politics. The same outlook that led her to a 15 year career representing the 10th Hampden House district, borne out of her formative years,
BOSTON—Four new state representatives were sworn into the Massachusetts House of Representative in what will likely be the penultimate ceremony of its kind before legislature’s formal session ends in July. Among those sworn was John Velis, a Westfield Democrat, whose historic win earlier this month