congress

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

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

By - 12/14/17 - 9:32 pm

A roving UHub reporter who spent the evening at home tonight reports getting a push poll on the prospect of at-large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley running against US Rep. Mike Capuano next year:

Tons of questions about a Capuano vs. Presley primary. If you would vote for a Democrat over a sitting Democrat, questions that really highlight how great Ayanna is, etc.

By - 1/18/17 - 1:34 pm

US Rep. Michael Capuano tweeted today he's going to be holding office hours in Cambridge on Friday instead: Read more

By - 12/21/16 - 9:38 am

Updated, 3:10 p.m.

Brianna Wu, best known as a Boston-area game developer who has been fighting Gamergate basement boys for several years, reports she will run for Congress in the 2018 Democratic primary.

Wu isn't saying which incumbent she will take on, but said it won't be against 5th District Rep. Katherine Clark, who has also suffered online harassment: Read more.

By - 6/22/16 - 2:19 pm
By - 2/8/12 - 3:29 pm

Michael Burstein, a Brookline library trustee, science fiction writer and ardent supporter of Pluto's role as the ninth planet in our solar system, is setting up an exploratory committee to consider becoming an obstacle to the Kennedy Inevitability in the Fourth District, Brookline Patch reports.

By - 1/5/12 - 12:29 pm

The Herald reports that, yes, Joe Kennedy III is running for Barney Frank's 4th District seat.

By - 12/13/11 - 7:53 pm

Sets up exploratory committee for possible run for Congress in the 4th District. Legally, he doesn't have to move to Newton, or wherever, but in practical terms, if he runs, he's outta here.

By - 11/28/11 - 10:46 am

The Globe reports Frank won't be seeking re-election next year.

By - 8/22/11 - 8:43 am

Blue Mass. Group takes a look at the contortions that would eliminate the current 9th Congressional District.

By - 7/14/11 - 8:54 pm

Won't anybody think of the Irish? According to the Dorchester Reporter, Steve Lynch urged a legislative redistricting committee not to break up his 9th District because that would mean breaking up the most Irish congressional district in the country.

The 2010 federal census means Massachusetts is losing one of its ten congressional districts.

By - 2/13/11 - 11:46 am

Channel 5 reports on state Rep. Michael Moran's change of heart.

By - 12/19/10 - 11:36 am

Richard Howe analyzes the jockeying now that it looks like we'll probably lose one of our ten congressional seats.

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 Blue Mass. Group, David sees in the Massachusetts vote an answer to the Tea Party wave:

By - 10/21/10 - 7:22 am

You're an editor for a metropolitan daily. Which story do you put on the front page: Jeff Perry and the strip search or Barney Frank lending his campaign some money? If you're the Herald, you go with the latter (don't forget to throw in some stuff about how Frank is "panic stricken") and ignore the former (save for a Margery Egan column declaring Perry is a cretin).

By - 10/20/10 - 2:03 pm

The Globe posts a statement by Lisa Allen, the then-14-year-old who was strip searched by a police officer supervised by the 10th District congressional candidate:

... Chief Joyce now says Jeff Perry was a good cop. Neither Chief Joyce nor Sgt. Perry were good cops. Chief Joyce refused to investigate when my mother complained about what Flanagan did to me. Like Perry, Chief Joyce protected police officer Flanagan instead of protecting teen-aged girls from police officer Flanagan. ...

By - 10/15/10 - 6:29 am

Sam Obar is not happy with his man's camapaign:

We are now less than three weeks away, and I know for a fact many people, including many I have spoken to, still have no idea who Baker is. He has not gotten his message out to voters, he has not highlighted his record at Harvard Pilgrim, and he has not promptly and properly responded to accusations against him about his work on the Big Dig. He has also done a shoddy job indeed of utilizing the media to reach out to voters.

By - 10/13/10 - 1:24 pm

The Suffolk Journal posts excerpts from a statement by KyQuan Phong, who staked out 10th District hopeful William Keating's old house, in the hopes of finding evidence the Democrat doesn't actually live in the district:

"My friends and I were out to find the truth and now we are being ridiculed and labeled as stalkers, undercover party operatives, etc.," he said in a statement.