2018 elections

By - 6/18/18 - 1:47 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today barred a ballot question that would have asked voters to increase taxes on people making more than $1 million a year. Read more.

By - 6/12/18 - 8:26 pm

Ed Lyons posts a copy of a fundraising note by noted homophobe and, thanks to nearly 600 Republican delegates, a candidate for governor, at least until Sept. 4., Scott Lively, in which he says he needs money to fight off the Orcs of Mordor. Lively describes himself as "a simple pastor, with no political ambitions or dreams of grandeur," even though he is now making his second attempt to get elected governor, but maybe he's come to terms with how he'll fare in the primary.

By - 6/10/18 - 10:42 pm
Rollins, Carvalho, Henning, Champion, McAuliffe

Rollins, Carvalho, Henning, Champion, McAuliffe.

CommonWealth summarizes the ACLU-sponsored forum for the five Democratic candidates for DA at Hibernian Hall the other night. You basically have three candidates on the left (Rollins, Carvalho and McAuliffe), one who, if not a right winger, not exactly with any plans to become the next Larry Krasner (current assistant DA Henning) and one who shares some views with the first three and some with Henning.

By - 6/8/18 - 8:43 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a forum for candidates in the 11th Suffolk state representative's district: Incumbent Liz Malia and challengers Ture Turnbull and Charles Clemons Muhammad.

By - 6/3/18 - 9:44 am

The Herald reports on Zakim's 55-45 margin, but doesn't mention Marty Walsh's role in convincing Boston delegates to go with the city councilor rather than the incumbent from Brighton. Both Zakim and Galvin will be on the September ballot.

By - 5/28/18 - 5:32 pm
Shiva and aide at Dedham Whole Foods

Candidate on the far right.

Shamus Moynihan happened to drop by the Dedham Whole Foods this afternoon as independent Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai and some minions were outside trying to collect signatures.

People are running away from him like that street scene in Borat.

By - 5/22/18 - 8:06 am

Paul LePage braved our shores yesterday to speechify in Waltham for Republican senate candidate Geoff Diehl, NBC Boston reports.

By - 5/21/18 - 4:24 pm

A federal judge in Boston today agreed with Senate candidate Shiva Ayyardurai to dismiss his lawsuit against Cambridge over its banning him from from parking his "Real Indian" campaign bus at his Concord Avenue headquarters, because the city rescinded the ban after getting proof Ayyardurai was not parking it there permanently, but was instead actually using it to go places. Read more.

By - 5/20/18 - 1:40 pm

Oops, they did it again. The Globe reports it's found more examples of workers at the Secretary of State's office doing election work for the longtime prince of darkness secretary of state during working hours. At least one works in the elections department, so you'd think he might be familiar with the rules governing such things.

The news comes as Galvin faces one of those pesky primary challenges, this time from Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim.

By - 5/20/18 - 10:00 am

The New York Times takes note of the Congressional Black Caucus and Deval Patrick endorsing Pressley's opponent, incumbent Mike Capuano - and John Lewis's trip to the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury to speak for Capuano.

By - 5/18/18 - 9:27 am

WBUR reports on a debate at UMass Boston between Jay Gonzalez and Bob Massie.

By - 5/5/18 - 10:39 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a forum in Roxbury last night.

By - 5/4/18 - 9:39 am
Scaccia, Van Ness, Idowu, Uy

Scaccia, Van Ness, Idowu, Uy.

Progressives already split between two challengers in the 14th Suffolk state representative's district (Hyde Park, Roslindale, West Roxbury) now have a third candidate running against incumbent Angelo Scaccia, who has been a state rep for 41 years now. Read more.

By - 4/28/18 - 11:35 pm

Some 27% of the delegates at the state Republican convention in Worcester voted for Scott Lively today, which is more than enough to force a primary with Gov. Baker this September.

Lively, who also ran four years ago, really hates the gays, although he says he doesn't want to see them put to death. Lively came up with his gay Nazi theory after he got tired of being called a Nazi himself.

By - 4/26/18 - 8:43 am

WBZ reports Setti Warren couldn't raise the sort of money he thought it would take to win. That leaves two Democrats still running to take on Gov. Baker - Jay Gonzalez and Robert Massie.

By - 4/24/18 - 9:56 am

Shiva Ayyadurai, who is now running as an independent against Elizabeth Warren, filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Cambridge this week, alleging it is harassing him over his campaign bus now that it features the "resonating campaign slogan" of "Only A Real Indian Can Defeat The Fake Indian." Read more.

By - 4/20/18 - 8:49 am

Jamaica Plain News interviews Nika Elugardo, an aide to state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, who is running against incumbent state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez in the 15th Suffolk and Norfolk district (Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Brookline and Roslindale).

By - 4/11/18 - 1:16 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a proposal by Councilor Josh Zakim (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill, West End) aimed at registering more people to vote. Read more.

By - 4/10/18 - 12:38 pm
Suffolk County District Attorney candidates

Carvalho, Champion, Henning, McAuliffe, Rollins.

The five candidates for Suffolk District Attorney took similar positions on issues ranging from reducing the number of people who go through the criminal system to protecting law-abiding immigrants from ICE at a forum last night sponsored by JP Progressives and the NAACP. Read more.