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....Read more

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.Read more

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?Read more

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

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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?

Was the tears sincere? Tears were initally shed several years ago.

Enough with stupid debate questions.

Falchuk talks about health-care costs, housing.

Uncle Joe was back in town....Read more

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.

Five key policy differences between Coakley and Baker.

Would-be AG Maura Healey discusses predatory lending and foreclosures.

Barney Frank's...Read more

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.

Coakley and Baker compared on health care. Baker and Coakley compared on Ebola.

The Globe endorsed Baker.

Secretary of State Galvin, two opponents to debate today at time...Read more

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

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

Hillary Clinton was in town to rally the troops for Coakley amid bad poll results that Coakley dismisses as "an outlier. Anti-taxers don't like Coakley's thoughts on a graduated income tax.

Baker and Coakley and the other tree debated immigration.

The Herald looks...Read more

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.

Speaking of losing, Coakley's AG's office...Read more

By - 10/22/14 - 8:16 am

Report on last night's debate. Read more. Even more.

New Jersey won't release a report on Baker's controversial donation to pal Chris Christie until after the election. Oh, yeah, well what about Coakley's National Grid donations, Republicans ask.

Poll shows Baker with slight lead.

A chat with Jeff McCormick, one of the other candidates for governor.

Casinos ...Read more

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.

What can we glean from Baker's handling of mental-health services when he worked for Bill Weld back in '91?

Associated Press looks at the spending on the ballot questions this year.

Bill Galvin...Read more

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...Read more

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

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

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

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.

Charlie Baker wants a truth squad just in case Coaklistas try to do to him what...Read more

By - 10/3/14 - 7:59 am

Martha Coakley doesn't cotton to PAC ads attacking her on child protection. The PAC is funded by the Republican Governors Association.

The required-sick-leave question could hurt Baker.

Michelle Obama appears at Dorchester's Strand Theater tonight for a rally for Coakley, who trails Baker in fundraising. Adjust your travel plans accordingly. Mayor Walsh will endorse Coakley. Shocking, we know.

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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.

Notes on last night's gubernatorial debate in Springfield, which featured all five candidates on the ballot. More on the debate.

A poll shows close races for governor, casino question. Another poll shows a dead heat in...Read more

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.

In its lawsuit, filed this...Read more