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Hoping to Cross Finn-ish Line Again, Nothing Taken for Granted…

This is the Fourth in a Series on Massachusetts State House Races in the Pioneer Valley CORRECTION 12:22am: We incorrectly identified Rep. Finn as losing West Springfield and winning on the strength of his Chicopee & Springfield numbers.  He in fact won West Springfield, albeit

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Fighting not for “New” Holyoke, but the Next Holyoke…

This is the Third in a Series on Massachusetts State House Races in the Pioneer Valley HOLYOKE—In all of Massachusetts four western counties, only one of the area’s seats in the legislature is open. In some ways, the contest, which almost did not happen, has

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West of the River, Rep Candidates Rumble…

UPDATED 10/22/12 12:31 This is the Second in a Series on Massachusetts State House Races in the Pioneer Valley AGAWAM—In a tense showdown between two candidates personifying the two dimensions of the swingy, somewhat working class Third Hampden District, Republican State Representative Nick Boldyga and

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Longmeadow Rivals’ Rematch Moves from Lawns to Streets…

This is the First in a Series on Massachusetts State House Races in the Pioneer Valley LONGMEADOW—Until this month and after scandal broke in the 2nd Hampden Republican primary, only signs for Marie Angelides held watch over lawns in this largely suburban State House district.

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Who the Hell is Mark Cusack?…

Put Another Way: Tragedy May Not be in Resignations… As you may or may not know, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has resigned.  His resignation is an ominous sign beyond the destruction of an otherwise promising political career and a recent dust-up in Massachusetts (we