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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

By - 9/24/14 - 3:01 pm

Karyn Polito says at least Baker apologized for calling a female reporter "sweetheart."

Jerold Duquette writes that since Baker is not emphasizing his role as a Republican, he has to be extra careful about stuff like this:

Baker’s route to the corner office has always been a steep climb. Every time he loses his footing like this his chances diminish.

WBZ hosts... Read more

By - 9/23/14 - 12:13 pm

Ed. note: Through no fault of his own, Suldog's original poll didn't work. This one should. -- Ye. ed.

Given the interesting discussions on these boards concerning the upcoming gubernatorial contest, I think it's time for the first entirely unscientific poll of the U-Hub political season. If you had to vote for governor today, for whom would you vote? In case anyone is wondering, choices... Read more

By - 9/17/14 - 2:19 pm

Fresh from crushing a bunch of Democrats in the casino battle, here's Bill Weld introducing Charlie Baker's economic advisors, bipartisan, natch, who gave us this plan (which Weld himself probably wrote one afternoon before taking a refreshing dip in the Charles and then having a chat with Mo Cowan).

The mayor of Quincy denies he endorsed Baker just to... Read more

By - 9/16/14 - 9:25 am

WBUR reports several Mass. supermarket chains are helping to fund ads against the proposal, which would require deposits on non-fizzy drinks.

Martha Coakley thinks the mayor of Quincy is backing Charlie Baker simply because he holds a grudge over her failed effort to convict Treasurer Tim of Quincy and a guy who is now an aide to the mayor on corruption charges.

Coakley... Read more

By - 9/15/14 - 10:33 am

The Globe talks to the four candidates for governor about tax policy; at least when it comes to Coakley and Baker: Not much to hear.

There's a reason they call him the Prince of Darkness.

MassLive.com talks to John Miller, the Republican candidate for attorney general, about how to fight crime.

Casinos may not be the sure bed they're made out to... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 10:38 pm

WBUR reports. Can both candidates learn from their past losses?

By - 3/27/14 - 7:44 am

The Globe reports Steve Grossman looked like he was passing a kidney stone in a debate the other night not because he had to share the stage with Gay Hating Guy, but because he was actually passing a kidney stone.... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 7:48 am

WBUR reports on a gubernatorial forum at Harvard.

By - 2/21/14 - 2:34 pm

Mike Deehan, a reporter at the State House News Service, has launched MaGov14.com to cover this year's race for governor.

By - 2/4/14 - 6:41 pm

ALL REGISTERED DEMOCRATS IN WARD 19 ARE INVITED!
Delegates representing 13 Districts of Roslindale & JP to be elected

  • Saturday, February 8
  • 10:30 AM
  • IUPAT Hall
    25 Colgate Rd
    Roslindale MA 02131

Democrats in Boston Ward 19 will be holding a caucus at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Hall, 2nd floor, to elect 24 delegates and 4 alternates to the... Read more

By - 2/19/13 - 12:38 pm

bostinno:

A month after former U.S. Senator Scott Brown sent out a series of odd tweets from his official social media account, the Fox News commentator finally addressed questions behind a jumbled message—and he blamed it on accidental “pocket tweeting.”

myfoxboston video:

Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston... Read more

By - 4/2/12 - 1:11 pm

The Globe reports a Suffolk County grand jury indicted him on charges he used $1.65 million in lottery ads to boost his campaign for governor in 2010.

By - 11/3/10 - 7:22 am

Barney Frank spent much of his victory speech last night complaining about Republicans, added: "Massachusetts has reaffirmed the complete political irrelevance of the Boston Herald." A Republican operative who writes a column for the Herald retorts: I'm irrelevant? You're irrelevant!

WBUR sums up the blue wave that swept Massachusetts. At... Read more

By - 11/1/10 - 6:34 pm

Democrats held a get-out-the-vote rally in Adams Park in Roslindale Square this afternoon. All the party bigwigs were there, along with assorted union members and party activists. Gov. Deval Patrick told them he's had enough of 15 months of Charlie Baker:

Congressman Mike Capuano... Read more

By - 10/31/10 - 10:16 am

But first, this musical interlude:

Republicans are dreaming big in Massachusetts this year.

Gubernatorial candidates offer their ideas on the economy. The Herald-Republican rides the bus with Scott Brown, is most impressed. Watch Baker at his Foxboro rally.

What a... Read more

By - 10/29/10 - 9:30 am

Latest Suffolk poll shows Patrick 7 points ahead. Baker campaign bravely says their own polling shows a dead-even race, which a reporter with an attention span longer than 30 seconds reports really means the Baker campaign is now in free fall.

The Herald tries to buck its man up, quotes Baker as blaming Patrick for the national economic collapse. John Carroll... Read more

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