SECRETARY OF STATE William Galvin has not survived 43 years in the rough and tumble arena of Massachusetts politics by being meek. So when there’s a threat to his fiefdom, he does what most successful politicians do: He goes on the attack. Galvin, facing a credible primary challenge for the first time in a dozen(...)
Charlie Baker’s rhetorical style is a bit like easy listening music – not blaring, not head-banging, easy on the ears and mind, if not quite dancing music. But lately, Baker has been adding a set of blues to his playlist in advance of the 2018 election as he waves off Republican red meat politics, a choice(...)
Is the lunch-bucket Democrat out of step with his own party?
NO ONE WOULD question the wisdom of a gambler who put money on US Rep. Stephen Lynch securing another easy win next year. Still, the odds are changing a bit, in part because the demographics of his district are changing and the Democratic Party in Massachusetts is moving away from him to the left. Since(...)
Senator tells supporters it's 'no time to quit'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren emailed supporters Friday morning to announce she will run for reelection in 2018. This is her message. HELLO, NOBODY EXPECTED 2017 to start this way. This isn’t the fight we were expecting to fight. But this is the fight that’s in front of us. And the people of Massachusetts didn’t send me(...)