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Longmeadow and the Valley Conquered, Clark Turns Gaze East…

UPDATED 12/15/14 5:44PM: For grammar and clarity. LONGMEADOW—Sometimes, life imitates art. The Lesser Committee campaign manager Michael Clark said he had recently finished up the seventh season of The West Wing and noted the episode after fictional US Representative Matthew Santos won the presidency. All

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Analysis: Finding Balance to the East in that City on a Hill…

On January 7 when Representatives-elect Carlos Gonzalez and Jose Tosado and Senator-elect Eric Lesser formally join the Massachusetts legislature, a lot of pomp and circumstance and celebration will be the order of the day. The next day, perhaps after locating legislator hangouts 21st Amendment and

Longmeadow Daze: Glazer & LDTC’s Organizing Yield Dems a Key Base…

UPDATED 11/16/14 1:57 PM: To clarify Lesser was consistently an LDTC member since joining as a teenager. This week his status changed from “associate” to full “elected” member once again. Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. LONGMEADOW—Eight days after voters

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Analysis: Amid All the Darkness, Light…Even Hope…

There is little doubt that Tuesday was a bad day for Democrats, but something else that shares a number of letters with that party lost by a far greater margin: democracy. Whatever your political perspective, there is nothing to celebrate about the poor turnout, disgust

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Endorsements on Parade: With Lesser, the Best of 3 Candidates…

After a raucous primary, numerous debates, all of the mailers and TV ads, the race to succeed Gale Candaras in the 1st Hampden & Hampshire senate seat has come down to this. The face-off among Democrat Eric Lesser, Republican Debra Boronski and Indepdent Mike Franco

Briefings: A Chance to See Elizabeth Warren for Lesser…

UPDATED: 10/30/14 7:58PM: A press release from the Lesser campaign confirmed Warren’s visit on Sunday. As Election Day draws near, political campaigns begin to switch over from traditional campaigning to get out the vote (GOTV) efforts. In Massachusetts, Democratic candidates in particular have a full

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Briefings: What Boronski Has to Ad…

UPDATED 10/24/14 12:47PM: The original version of this post listed no ad buys. One at WWLP has been reported. Eric Lesser will not be the only candidate in the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate district to have an ad, but it remains an open question whether

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Briefings: The Lesser Argument on Your TeeVee…

UPDATED 4:42PM: To reflect ad buy data from WWLP now available. Recent local political news coverage has included large doses of the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate race and today marks proof that it will also be one of the few local races to go

Analysis: Campaign Mortal Kombat or Senate Silly Season…

UPDATED 11:35PM For grammar. The race to replace Gale Candaras in the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate seat has had its high and low moments. With three quarters or more of race taking place in the primary, it is unsurprising that both the best and

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Analysis: The 413 Elephants in the Picnic Grounds…

Depending on your perspective, 2014 is either a good year or a less poor than usual one for Western Massachusetts Republicans. On the one hand, there are some pickup opportunities for the party. On the other, for the first time in a long, long, LONG