…And the World: We begin today, in Thailand, where elections went ahead as scheduled although without violence as feared. However, results are not complete and more voting appears necessary as many polling stations were blocked by protesters. Israel and Turkey seem close to mending ties
UPDATED 2/4/14 1:46PM: For comment from Rep. Brian Ashe and news of Eric Lesser’s interest in the race. State Representative Angelo Puppolo, a former City Councilor in Springfield announced this morning that he will not seek the seat held by retiring State Senator Gale Candaras.