Browse By

Category Archives: 1st Hampden Hampshire Senate

No Thumbnail

Click Your Heels Lesser, There’s No Place like the City of Homes…

SPRINGFIELD—The filing period has yet to close in Massachusetts, but the race for the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate district has essentially gelled. Indeed, it is already moving onto the next phase, especially for Eric Lesser, the former White House aide, whose campaign has churned

No Thumbnail

That’s the Power of Endorsements (for State Senate)…

UPDATED 1:19PM: For grammar and clarity. GRANBY—Caucus season has come and gone and with it a phase in down ballot races.  Campaigns now focus less exclusively on wooing activists and take on the more visible, familiar contours of a campaign like collecting endorsements from organizations

Briefings: Lesser Running Does Not Mean Fewer Candidates…

UPDATED 10:49AM: For clarity, to reflect details from Lesser’s statement and addition of a photo and for a CORRECTION: Thomas Lachiusa was present in Chicopee, but did not address the caucus. After making the rounds of caucuses and the Valley politi-sphere, Eric Lesser, a former

No Thumbnail

Analysis: Hoop City & the “L” Words in a Senate Campaign…

UPDATED 10:10PM: For clarity and to reflect a correction of Lesser’s age. He is 28, not 29 as previously given.  His birthday is later this year CHICOPEE—The race to replace Senator Gale Candaras was already looking crowded before Friday.  Two Ludlow town officials and a

No Thumbnail

BOOM! Puppolo Passes on Senate…

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.

No Thumbnail

UPDATE: Candaras Says Good-bye to Senate…

SPRINGFIELD—State Senator Gale Candaras announced Tuesday that she would be retiring from the State Senate and instead seek the Democratic nomination for Registrar of Probate. Surrounded by many of the Springfield area’s Beacon Hill delegation, legal professionals, Congressman Richard Neal, Mayor Domenic Sarno, incoming Senate President

No Thumbnail

Briefings: You Registrar What You Eat…

UPDATED 1/21/14 11:40: PM: For breaking news related to this story, the original update has been reposted here. Tomorrow at 11:00 AM in Springfield Court Square, Senator Gale Candaras of the 1st Hampden and Hampshire Senate district is expected to simultaneously announce her retirement from

No Thumbnail

Would Be Senators, This Is Your Arena…

UPDATED 12:54PM: For confirmation Brewer is retiring and a previous version of this story indicated that Ludlow School Committee Member Chip Harrington would enter the 1st Hampden & Hampshire race as an independent. New information says he will run as a Democrat, setting up a primary

No Thumbnail

Briefings: Running the Rumor Mill at the Close of 2013…

UPDATED 8:51PM: For confirmation that Ed Collins has filed with OCPF and additional details. With ten days left to 2013 and a host of open or possibly opening seats, it is little wonder that politicos are sniffing around for promotions and opportunities.  In the span

No Thumbnail

Behind a Possible Candaras Exit, Many Dominos Could Fall…

UPDATED 11/28/13 10:26AM: For additional details.  UPDATED 12/4/13 10:47PM: CORRECTION, a previous version of this post said Tim Rooke lived in the 12th Hampden District. His home is not in that district and therefore, unless he moved, he cannot run for the seat. With the