Secretary of State

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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The gloves are off in race for secretary of state

The gloves are off in race for secretary of state

Galvin, Zakim go toe-to-toe on voter registration and dark money

THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY race for the normally staid office of the Secretary of State is turning into one of the most bruising battles of season. About the only thing missing in the one and only televised debate between incumbent William Galvin and challenger Josh Zakim was headgear and eight-ounce gloves. The debate on Greater Boston,(...)

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Galvin is annoyed

In heavily Democratic Massachusetts, Secretary of State William Galvin has faced only one challenger from his own party since first taking office nearly 24 years ago. That was in 2006, when newcomer-to-politics John Bonifaz ran against Galvin. The Boston Globe captured the spirit of that campaign by writing about Galvin’s no-show at a debate in(...)

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Galvin to Rivera: ‘I made you mayor’

Galvin to Rivera: ‘I made you mayor’

Lawrence mayor’s endorsement of challenger triggers feud with Secretary of State

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE SECRETARY OF STATE William Galvin hasn’t had a primary opponent in over a decade, and it appears that Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim’s challenge this year isn’t sitting well with the six-term incumbent. Hours after Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera endorsed Zakim two weeks ago, Galvin called the mayor to voice his(...)

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