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 Bakerâ€™s...Read more
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.
Falchuk talks about health-care costs, housing.
Would-be AG Maura Healey discusses predatory lending and foreclosures.
Barney Frank's...Read more
The Globe endorsed Baker.
Baker and Coakley and the other tree debated immigration.
The Herald looks...Read more
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
With the approaching November state elections, APN has invited each candidate on the ballot to participate in a candidate profile and debate. We wish to provide our viewers with the most accurate information regarding the candidates as possible.
The format for each interview follows strict guidelines. Each interview lasts 28 minutes and is live-to-tape, meaning there are no edits. The candidate is given one-minute for...Read more
A chat with Jeff McCormick, one of the other candidates for governor.
Casinos ...Read more
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.
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 prosecutorâ€™s background, but isn't an asset in a candidate for governor. If the...Read more
Three weeks left in the campaign, and not much will probably change in the race for governor from here on in, David Bernstein writes.
Coakley and Baker both marched in a parade and the Globe is on it.
If you watched tonight's debate, what did you think?Read more
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.
David Bernstein profiles the newest incarnation of Charlie Baker, which this time features grins and handshakes.
Coakley, Baker frustrate techpreneurs at Cambridge confab.
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
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:
Bakerâ€™s route to the corner office has always been a steep climb. Every time he loses his footing like this his chances diminish.
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
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).
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.