Rachel Rollins, who has served as an assistant US attorney in Boston and an assistant district attorney in Plymouth County and , announced today she is joining the race to succeed Dan Conley, retiring after this year as Suffolk County District Attorney.
Jamaica Plain News talks to City Councilor Ayanna Pressley on her decisions to run for Congress, to run against Capuano rather than Lynch and why she didn't run for mayor.
CommonWealth Magazine reports on a call by Bill Galvin, Secretary of State and Man about Brighton, to the mayor of Lawrence, who's backing Josh Zakim's bid to unseat him. It did not go well.
The Globe introduces us to the three candidates (so far) for Suffolk County District Attorney (including a current assistant DA who acknowledges his role as a prosecutor might be a drawback this year) as well as insurgents running for DA in Middlesex and Worcester counties.
David Bernstein reports.
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley announced today he will not seek re-election this fall. Read more.
I'll be helping out on this week's Young Jurks show on WEMFRadio.com this Saturday night at 6PM. The guest this week will be Congressman Mike Capuano.
I would be more than glad to ask him my own questions but would love to get a question or two from a UHubber.
As Bill O'Reilly says, "keep it pithy".
The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Evandro Carvalho, first elected in 2014, says he is running for the 1st Suffolk state-senate seat in the April 3 Democratic primary. State Rep. Nick Collins of South Boston, is also running for the seat.
WGBH reports that Byron Rushing, who has represented the South End and part of Roxbury for roughly forever, could face a challenge in the Democratic primary from Jon Santiago, a Boston Medical Center doctor, who took out papers this week.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Nick Collins (D-South Boston) will run for the seat he couldn't win in a battle four years ago against state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester). But state Rep. Dan Cullinane, who took Dorcena Forry's place in the House, announced today he will run for re-election in the fall rather than the Senate seat this spring.
At-large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley today announced she's running for the 7th District congressional seat now held by Mike Capuano of Somerville. Read more.
The state Senate decided today to set an April 3 primary and a May 1 final election to select a replacement for Linda Dorcena Forry, who resigned on Friday as the senator for the 1st Suffolk District (South Boston and Dorchester). Whoever wins will then have to decide whether to run for re-election in the regular primary and general election this fall. Nomination papers are already available at the Secretary of State's offce at Ashburton Place.
A roving UHub reporter who spent the evening at home tonight reports getting a push poll on the prospect of at-large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley running against US Rep. Mike Capuano next year:
Tons of questions about a Capuano vs. Presley primary. If you would vote for a Democrat over a sitting Democrat, questions that really highlight how great Ayanna is, etc.
The Salem News reports that Josh Zakim, who just won another term to represent Beacon Hill, the Back Bay, Fenway, the West End and Mission Hill on the city council, filed papers yesterday to run against Secretary of State William Galvin next year - in the Democratic primary, natch. A Swampscott man is also running.
Attorney General Maura Healey today certified 21 possible ballot questions for the November election in 2018.
Proponents now have until to collect Dec. 6 to collect at least 64,750 valid signatures to have any hope of actually getting their questions before voters next fall. Several of the measures she certified cover similar ground - a state association of retailers, for example, will have to decide just which version of their proposals to cut the state sales tax it will seek to get on the ballot. Read more.
For people who enjoy a good car wreck, skip to 2:00 in this video. Right-winger Shiva Ayyadurai, who says he invented e-mail and who is one of several Republicans looking to run against Elizabeth Warren next year, accuses Howie Carr - Howie Carr - of being a "Fake Trumper." Carr responds in classic Carr fashion - by pulling out copies of the records related to Ayyadurai's 2005 arrest on a charge of domestic assault and battery against his then girlfriend (Naturally, Carr also posted copies of those records).
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