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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.

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Briefings: Candidates, but no Date in the Whip City…

UPDATED 12/30/13 8:47: NEPR’s Henry Epp and The Boston Globe’s Joshua Miller report the Speaker of the House has approved dates to fill the Fourth Hampden seat.  The Election division in Secretary Galvin’s office confirms. Signatures are due January 21, the primary will be held

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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

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Several Said to Seek Seat Should Swan Song be Sung…

Even before the Pioneer Valley has rung in 2014, the year’s musical chairs and political calculus is well underway.  At this early stage, the moves fall into two categories: those seats we know are open and those that may be pending a retirement and its

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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

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Briefings: Fresh Indictment, Fresh Implications…

Proving that the Probation Scandal remains an onion with many layers, the Justice Department has issued a fresh indictment of John O’Brien, the former Probation Commissioner and two of his aides to include counts of bribing the leaders of the legislature.  Named by position, but

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The Sun Also Criticizes…

This post was originally published on 3/17/13 10:27. Its time stamp has been changed to promote it to the top of the site. UPDATED 3/19/13 2:56PM: For grammar. Last Monday, Sunshine Week took some Massachusetts legislators by surprise when they discovered Massachusetts had received a

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In the Rearview Mirror: Digging Down Ballot…

Nearly ten days after the election, post-mortems of the 2012 campaign season go on. Most of these, of course, focus on the presidential election. The Massachusetts Senate race, while destined to be studied for generations, was more or less put to bed until the White