After months of speculation, Longmeadow Senator Eric Lesser has taken the plunge and will pursue statewide office. On Tuesday, he announced he was running for lieutenant governor becoming the fourth Democratic candidate in a race that could become yet more crowded.
CHICOPEE—The event was a fundraiser and thus its purpose was principally to raise funds for the candidate. Less than five weeks before Election Day, it was also an introduction and an opportunity for locals to hobnob with Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. But there was something
There is little doubt that Tuesday was a bad day for Democrats, but something else that shares a number of letters with that party lost by a far greater margin: democracy. Whatever your political perspective, there is nothing to celebrate about the poor turnout, disgust
After a raucous primary, numerous debates, all of the mailers and TV ads, the race to succeed Gale Candaras in the 1st Hampden & Hampshire senate seat has come down to this. The face-off among Democrat Eric Lesser, Republican Debra Boronski and Indepdent Mike Franco
UPDATED 10/24/14 12:47PM: The original version of this post listed no ad buys. One at WWLP has been reported. Eric Lesser will not be the only candidate in the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate district to have an ad, but it remains an open question whether
UPDATED 11:35PM For grammar. The race to replace Gale Candaras in the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate seat has had its high and low moments. With three quarters or more of race taking place in the primary, it is unsurprising that both the best and
UPDATED 9/15/14 12:10PM: For clarity as to the other primary candidates not in attendance. EAST LONGMEADOW—With last Tuesday’s raucous primary over, the campaign office behind the Big Y near the Springfield line again lit up with activity as Eric Lesser and his campaign pivoted to
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.
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