During a visit to the region earlier this year, Healey announced she would appoint a director of rural affairs within her executive office for economic development. On Monday, she named Spencer Senator Anne Gobi, whose sprawling district still includes a sliver of Hampshire County, to the position.
Last Monday, a bloodless revolution in the Massachusetts Democratic party saw the incumbent chair replaced with the new governor’s pick to lead the party. A few months before, an acrimonious election on the GOP’s side also saw turnover but the process was anything but peaceful.
A Democratic Attorney General principally facing off against a ideologically inoffensive Republican. It could be nearly five years ago. Dig deeper, though, and it becomes patently obvious that this is not the same race. Martha Coakley, the Democratic nominee for governor, has leaned into this
BOSTON—Appearing energized after National Republicans launched an attack on her, an undeterred Martha Coakley rallied with First Lady Michelle Obama and Democrats from across the state, effectively kicking off the final 30 day sprint in the race for governor. The roster of speakers aside from
SOMERVILLE—The most coveted endorsement this election cycle anywhere in the country may be Massachusetts’ own senior Senator. Elizabeth Warren’s backing of Attorney General Martha Coakley may have been a foregone conclusion. Still, the one-time law professor’s formal backing of the Democratic gubernatorial nominee Saturday energized
For the remainder of the races, we shall keep our endorsements brief. Certainly, we could go on & on about any of these candidates and races. However, with time actually running out to influence the electorate, brevity carries the day over intricate analysis. To see
Executive Privilege is a series about the 2014 races for Constitutional offices in Massachusetts. HOLYOKE—With only a week left, the race to the state Democratic Convention in Worcester has turns into an outright scramble. Democrats here offered what may be one of the last opportunities
UPDATED 11:55PM: For added pictures and minor editing of details. LONGMEADOW—Rarely do so many candidates for so many offices gather in one place. And yet nearly a year out from the state election, in a Western Massachusetts suburb was the entire field (or a representative)