2014 elections

By - 11/4/14 - 8:37 pm

The city as a whole went heavily Democratic in statewide races. In fact, all of the state's largest cities went for Coakley, if not all at the same 66-30 margin Boston gave her. But that wasn't enough to overcome Baker's wins across the suburbs and exurbs between 128 and I-91.

Carlo Basile beat Celeste Ribeiro Myers to retain his state rep's seat in East Boston.

Up on the North Shore, Seth Moulton won the 6th District congressional seat. State House News Service quotes him:

We can expand the Blue Line to Lynn.

By - 11/4/14 - 2:51 pm
Tim Cahill

Shane notices that the image Bing is using for posting results tonight has Treasurer Tim Cahill running against Martha Coakley.

By - 11/4/14 - 7:34 am
Joe Kennedy with a box of Munchkins in Brookline

In Coolidge Corner, a Kennedy and Election Day Munchkins. Photo by Rebecca Matthews.

What are you seeing out there?

By - 10/31/14 - 9:12 am

Seems the crack investigative reporters at the Globe can't find the fisherman whose tale in 2009 or 2010 moved Charlie Baker to tears the other day.

Baker on Thursday acknowledged that he may have misstated some of the particulars of the story he told tearfully during a debate this week. That, in turn, has complicated efforts to locate the man whose hardships, in Baker’s retelling, produced one of the most remarkable moments in this year’s race for governor.

By - 10/30/14 - 8:06 am

Joan Vennochi says Charlie Baker should've gotten mad, not sad, when that fisherman told him he wouldn't let his kids go to college.

Tears: Good or bad?

By - 10/28/14 - 8:10 am

If you missed last night's debate, the Herald has a recap. Also, you can catch the final debate tonight at 7 p.m. on WCVB - which also won't include the other three guys.

Coakley denies she was reluctant to investigate DiMasi.

By - 10/27/14 - 8:18 am

The two main candidates for governor debate tonight, starting at 8 on NECN. Evan Falchuk, meanwhile, still hopes to crash the party through a court order - his hearing is today.

By - 10/26/14 - 1:26 pm

The Globe looks at the road to redemption for losers Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley.

By - 10/23/14 - 11:26 pm

A Globe poll shows Baker with a 9-point lead, due mainly to independents settling on him as their candidate. It's the first poll to show such a wide gap between Baker and Coakley.

National media has glommed onto the Chokely meme, but ya know, one could make the case that Baker's a choker of a loser, too.

By - 10/21/14 - 8:44 am

Baker and Coakley debate tonight at 7 p.m. on WGBH. The three other candidates were not invited.

Baker is focusing on Boston, but he has little choice.

By - 10/20/14 - 11:15 am

Mike Heffernan, the Republican candidate for treasurer proves his tightness with the dollar with an ad that seems to be made by his family, although it was really produced by an ad agency in Virginia.

Coakley and Baker discussed the economy, education and transportation at a debate just for them.

A pollster type discusses why a tight race in the polls would be good for Coakley.

By - 10/16/14 - 9:58 am

WBUR explores why the governor's race is so sleepy:

Even in their affects, the candidates seem to be veering closer. Baker looks determined to ease back from the more combative posture that is his nature, while Coakley is struggling to dial things up beyond a just-the-fact mien that fits her prosecutor’s background, but isn't an asset in a candidate for governor. If the convergence continues, by November we may just be referring to the duo as "Chartha" or "Marlie."

By - 10/7/14 - 7:59 pm

If you watched tonight's debate, what did you think?

By - 10/6/14 - 8:13 am

The five candidates for governor will debate tomorrow at 7 p.m. on WBZ.

Erin O'Brien considers the effectiveness of that Rovian ad attack on Coakley and children.

The group that sued the state over the state of foster care says Coakley should watch her mouth.

By - 9/30/14 - 9:52 am

David Bernstein profiles the newest incarnation of Charlie Baker, which this time features grins and handshakes.

Coakley, Baker frustrate techpreneurs at Cambridge confab.

By - 9/26/14 - 9:20 pm

A trade association of for-profit career schools in Massachusetts is suing Attorney General Martha Coakley, saying her attempts to regulate them violate their First Amendment rights and federal regulations and are a just a confusing mish-mash of nonsense they say does nothing to protect students, whom they say already enjoy bountiful legal protection by the Federal Trade Commission, among others.