Election 2018

Election 2018: Coarse correction

Election 2018: Coarse correction

Dems take House but it may not be a party for the next two years

The Blue Wave hit a Red Wall and though the splash soaked the barrier, it didn’t do the damage a tsunami would have brought. While Democrats celebrated their new-found ability to thwart President Trump and the GOP-controlled Senate, a resistance that will have a decided Massachusetts blue tinge to it, they will have to step carefully to(...)

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Gonzalez’s ‘secret’ MBTA document

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez released what he called “a secret state document” just prior to Thursday night’s debate with Gov. Charlie Baker that he said raises questions about the MBTA’s ability to bring its equipment into a state of good repair in 15 years and its long-term spending plans. The document – a June 2017 report(...)

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Baker and Trump: the home stretch

Baker and Trump: the home stretch

Governor can’t wait for a break from topic

With the election just five days away, Charlie Baker is no doubt looking forward to a reprieve from the nonstop questions from reporters that look to hold candidates accountable as they compete for office. The state of the MBTA. Whether he’s moving fast enough on clean energy. The opioid epidemic. Scandal at the State Police.(...)

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Moving toward Election Day

Moving toward Election Day

Transportation takes a front seat

The first image on the screen in the first television ad aired by gubernatorial challenger Jay Gonzalez shows a traffic-clogged chunk of the Massachusetts Turnpike, and that’s no accident. To a degree that would have been surprising just four years ago, a central issue in the race for governor is the idea that the region(...)

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Anatomy of a smear

Anatomy of a smear

Galvin’s claim of a ‘dark money’ PAC tied to Zakim not supported by facts

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(...)

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Steve Lynch’s balancing act

Steve Lynch’s balancing act

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(...)

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Warren running again

Warren running again

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(...)

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