SPRINGFIELD—It was a perfect day for peacemaking last month outside Union Station. Yet, the political and practical challenges of stitching east and west together pale in comparison to the broader task before Maura Healey.
LUDLOW—In what may be the least climactic open Democratic gubernatorial primary in half a century, on Tuesday Attorney General Maura Healey became her party’s nominee to succeed outgoing GOP Governor Charlie Baker.
Contrary to some armchair historians, Bill Weld did not find a secret sauce in 1990. Rather, he doubled-down on his party’s main asset that had given it life in New England since the days of Lincoln: moderation.
With former Boston City Councilor and mayoral aspirant Andrea Campbell entering the race for Attorney General, statewide Democratic primaries are beginning to fill out. Incumbent Treasurer Deb Goldberg and incumbent Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin are seeking reelection. Their plans followed many others’.
Charlie Baker will not become the first Massachusetts governor to serve three terms consecutively. Nor will his lieutenant governor, Karyn Polito, run for governor. For the political universe with a casual interest in the Bay State, these events were bewildering.
The Democratic field for governor expanded again Wednesday morning as sitting Boston Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz leapt into the fray. A stalwart of the State Senate’s left since her upset victory over an incumbent in 2008, Chang-Diaz brings the race to three major contenders. Ever looming is Attorney General Maura Healey, but the growth of the field could also begin to smoke a decision out of her.
SPRINGFIELD—The race for the Democratic nomination for governor grew a bit larger Tuesday as Harvard professor and nonprofit leader Danielle Allen joined the fray. In stops here and in Boston, Allen laid out her pitch with an emphasis on a more inclusive, fairer commonwealth. However, she enters an uncertain race with top contenders’ plans known but to God and maybe a few others.
Executive Privilege is an occasional series on gubernatorial elections in Massachusetts Nearly two years ago a former state senator and a mayor met at a street corner in East Boston. What brought Ben Downing and then-Mayor Marty Walsh to this intersection was the naming of
The campaign for the 2022 gubernatorial election in Massachusetts has officially begun. Former State Senator Benjamin Downing, who represented the Berkshires and adjacent edges of the 413’s other three counties, has formally jumped into what could be a titanic battle. Downing is not the only