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: 9/7/14 9:39PM: For grammar, clarity and inclusion of links. On a legislative level, 2014 may be remembered as one of the most significant for Springfield area politics given the number of open legislative seats. In the 1st Hampden & Hampshire District the Democratic primary there
UPDATED 5:21PM: To reflect that all of the Democratic senate candidates had filed their OCPF reports. SPRINGFIELD—Taking a break from the campaign trail, Dr. Thomas Lachiusa looked out over Bass Pond hidden off of Parker Street. The sun settling into its evening descent hung overhead,
UPDATED 5/4/14 11:07PM: For clarity, grammar and additional links. Three months after Senator Gale Candaras said she would retire from the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate seat, the Democratic primary has descended into a slugfest. The target: Eric Lesser, the former White House aide from Longmeadow.
SPRINGFIELD—The filing period has yet to close in Massachusetts, but the race for the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate district has essentially gelled. Indeed, it is already moving onto the next phase, especially for Eric Lesser, the former White House aide, whose campaign has churned
UPDATED 1:19PM: For grammar and clarity. GRANBY—Caucus season has come and gone and with it a phase in down ballot races. Campaigns now focus less exclusively on wooing activists and take on the more visible, familiar contours of a campaign like collecting endorsements from organizations
UPDATED 10:10PM: For clarity and to reflect a correction of Lesser’s age. He is 28, not 29 as previously given. His birthday is later this year CHICOPEE—The race to replace Senator Gale Candaras was already looking crowded before Friday. Two Ludlow town officials and a