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.
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 11:23PM: To reflect confirmation of details via other news reports and to correctly state a women is running for Gale Candaras’ seat. A previous version of this story said one was not. SPRINGFIELD—State Representative Cheryl Coakley-Rivera of the 10th Hampden district, Springfield’s only Hispanic
We have some pretty big Massachusetts political news bubbling up from the streets of Springfield, but first a quick word on Iowa. Willard Mitt Romney should have stayed away. Yes, he won by eight votes, but unlike the polls that raised up and slapped down