2018 elections

By - 12/18/17 - 11:18 am
Segun Idowu

Segun Idowu of Hyde Park has announced an exploratory committee to look at running next year for the 14th Suffolk state-representative seat long held by Angelo Scaccia.

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By - 12/14/17 - 9:32 pm

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.

By - 11/28/17 - 9:04 am

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.

By - 9/6/17 - 3:03 pm

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.

By - 7/21/17 - 12:31 am

EPIC CLASH Between Howie Carr and Shiva Ayyadurai

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).

H/t Ron.

By - 5/20/17 - 7:59 pm

Shocking few people who know who he is, Setti Warren announced today he'll join the field of Democrats who will jostle next year to take on Charlie Baker.

This is Warren's second bid for statewide office - he briefly ran for the Senate seat won by Elizabeth Warren.

By - 3/10/17 - 9:26 am

The Globe reports that businessman John Kingston is looking at going for the Republican nomination for US Senate in 2018.

By - 3/2/17 - 10:49 am

One-time video-game magnate Curt Schilling yesterday signaled his intent to not run for Senate next year in favor of V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai:

As of today, from where I sit, you're my choice for Senator of the state of Mass. in 2018 and it's not even close.

He closed his tweet with the secret mating call of Massachusetts right wingers: #Fauxcahauntas.

By - 2/25/17 - 7:05 pm
Ayyadurai and Waters

V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai of Cambridge, who sues Web sites for disputing his claim that he invented e-mail as a 14-year-old, announced at a right-wing gathering in Washington yesterday that he will run against Elizabeth Warren for US Senate in 2018.

Ayyadurai (left in the photo) opened his campaign with an announcement at a party by a group called MAGA3X outside the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Read more.

By - 2/13/17 - 9:17 am

Bob Massie, who briefly ran for the US Senate until Elizabeth Warren entered the race in 2011, is telling supporters he's thinking of running for governor next year because of the threat of Trumpism: Read more.

By - 1/30/17 - 9:38 am
Jay Gonzalez

In addition to former Harvard Pilgrim CEO and Weld-administration budget czar Charlie Baker, that is. Jay Gonzalez, former Celticare CEO and Patrick-administration budget czar, announced yesterday he's running for governor in 2018 - as a Democrat.

Before we see a clash of the health-insurance titans, though, Gonzalez, a Needham resident, might have to beat Newton Mayor Setti Warren, and whoever else might run, in the Democratic primary next year.

By - 12/21/16 - 9:38 am

Updated, 3:10 p.m.

Brianna Wu, best known as a Boston-area game developer who has been fighting Gamergate basement boys for several years, reports she will run for Congress in the 2018 Democratic primary.

Wu isn't saying which incumbent she will take on, but said it won't be against 5th District Rep. Katherine Clark, who has also suffered online harassment: Read more.

By - 11/11/16 - 9:26 am

The Herald reports Setti Warren, who announced this week he won't be running for reelection as Newton mayor, might be considering running for governor in 2018 instead.

By - 11/7/16 - 11:58 pm

So 2004 and apparently still current Idiot Curt Schilling this evening tweeted a photo of a guy at a Trump rally wearing a shirt reading "Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some Assembly Required," with an approving "OK, so much awesome here," then spent a few carefree hours telling people who complained to grow a pair and learn to appreciate a joke, then deleted the tweet.

By - 10/22/16 - 8:24 am

Curt Schilling: Why do Jews support Democrats?

Curt Schilling: Jews so stupid, amirite? No, really, why are they so dumb? he asks.

By - 10/12/16 - 12:33 pm

And just in time for Curt Schilling to run for the Senate on the issue. CommonWealth ponders the pairing and the impact on Charlie Baker, the Republican who signed the measure and who is up for re-election then.