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Our One Hundredth: Will It Come down to City & Suburb?…

Our One Hundredth is an occasional series on Massachusetts US Senate elections. LONGMEADOW—The Markey Bus steamed into the parking lot here at Williams Middle School, almost the geographic center of this noted Springfield suburb. A number of local luminaries, Green New Deal enthusiasts and a

One Final Accounting of First District Campaign Finances

UPDATED 10:59AM: For clarity on events from this month. As the sharp, bitter and increasingly embellished Democratic primary for the First Congressional district comes to a close, the money is now flowing on both sides. Congressman Richard Neal has never wanted for funds, but Holyoke

As COVID’s Grip Loosens, the Senate Campaign Returns to Life…

This is the second of two assessing how the outbreak has altered top-ticket Bay State races.  HOLYOKE—Standing in a grove of trees off Route 5 and framed by Providence Behavioral Hospital, a senator seeking reelection lent his voice to staff unions protesting a reduction of

The Coronavirus Looms over Campaigns up & down the Ballot…

The video opened with 90 seconds of tropical elevator music before cutting to a split-screen of US Senator Ed Markey and Association of Flight Attendants President Sara Nelson. “Hello! And I hope you’re all staying safe,” he said opening their discussion about protecting airline workers. “Hope

Our One Hundredth: Love is a Battle (for Spring)field…

UPDATED 1/28/20 11:27PM: A prior version of this post incorrectly omitted Rep Jose Tosado from Sen. Markey’s endorsements. SPRINGFIELD—In a swing through the Western Mass last Sunday, Newton Congressman and US Senate candidate Joseph Kennedy, III snapped up the endorsement of six members of the

Our One Hundredth: Leveraging a Position in Hampshire County…

Our One Hundredth is an occasional series on Massachusetts’s US Senate Elections. WILLIAMSBURG—The candidates for the Democratic US Senate nomination have been barnstorming the state since the race erupted last September. At this stage, neither have ceded territory favorable to the other, but patterns of

Analysis: Incumbent Dems’ Opening Arguments, Now in Previews…

HOLYOKE—With state Democratic primaries, rising to full boil, including many against incumbents, candidates are missing few opportunities to meet party activists. The 413-based chapter launch for the College Democrats of Massachusetts was no different. On the surface, the event was not explicitly about primaries. US

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Our One Hundredth: He’ll Be There…Kennedy Assures at Launch…

Our One Hundredth is an occasional series on Massachusetts’s US Senate Elections. GREENFIELD—United States Representative Joseph Kennedy, III blitzed the commonwealth this past weekend as he launched his bid to unseat fellow Democrat Ed Markey in the US Senate. There is certainly a generational subtext