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By adamg - 12/4/23 - 10:09 pm

Former Massachusetts GOP Chairman Jim Lyons today sued several people who supported his arch-nemesis, Charlie Baker, for defamation for what he says was a multi-year campaign to paint him as a racist who particularly hated Asian-Americans. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 8:23 pm

Vonstradamus reports from District 5 (Roslindale, Mattapan and Hyde Park), where several candidates are hoping to replace retiring Councilor Tim McCarthy: Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/16 - 5:09 pm

For the second time this month, would-be Register of Deeds Doug Bennett has pissed off an elected official, this time state Rep. Dan Cullinane (D-Dorchester).

Cullinane posted photos yesterday that appear to show the perennial candidate tearing down a Cullinane sign and then standing on it as he puts up one of his large hand-made signs on a Gallivan Boulevard resident's fence. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/16 - 6:41 pm

When we got to the Stop & Shop on American Legion a bit ago, we saw a couple of skinny Bennett signs. Green, of course, and hand painted. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/15 - 3:51 pm

The Globe reports Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins has paid a $2,500 fine to the state Ethics Commission for going into Egleston Square stores during the 2013 campaign, flashing his official badge and demanding they take down signs supporting Doug Bennett.

By Douglas Bennett - 9/18/14 - 8:09 am

Dear friends, supporters, and loved ones,

By adamg - 9/9/14 - 9:15 pm

Unofficial results from Boston, the 800-pound gorilla of Suffolk County politics, show acting Sheriff Steve Tompkins easily besting challenger Doug Bennett (and the other guy who didn't have as many signs), while one-time City Councilor Felix Arroyo holds a commanding lead in the race for Register of Probate over incumbent Patricia Campatelli (currently running third behind Arroyo and Martin Keogh).

By Moe_Love - 12/31/13 - 1:03 am

Here it is. To put to rest the lies by Doug the Bug.

By Moe_Love - 12/29/13 - 6:31 pm

Gadfly candidate Doug "the Bug" Bennett recently claimed that his latest opponent, Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins, was formerly registered as a Republican. A quick review of Massachusetts voter records indicate that this is not true and that Sheriff Tompkins has, in fact, always been a registered Democrat. This deception was presumably propagated by Doug the Bug to deter the good Democratic voters of Boston from noting that Doug himself is a Republican who only occasionally registers as a "D" to jump into some race or another of which he's utterly unqualified to be involved.

By Moe_Love - 11/25/13 - 8:15 pm

Everybody see the ridiculous hand-painted signs for increasingly perennial candidate Doug Bennett (this time running for Sheriff) all over the city during the recent election season? As if it weren't enough that we had 97 City Council candidates and slightly fewer Mayoral candidates, Doug decides to add his finger-painted shards of discarded construction waste to people's yards, fences, houses, but convincing them that he's a). a Democrat, b). already Sheriff and, c). a legitimate candidate -- none of which are true. (Remember he was running for John Kerry's Senate seat earlier this year?!?

By adamg - 8/22/13 - 9:02 am

Every election, campaign signs get torn down or defaced.

Doug Bennett, running for Suffolk County Sheriff - in the 2014 elections - has taken out a criminal complaint alleging one of his opponents, acting Sheriff Steven Tompkins, actively removed Bennett signs from stores in Egleston Square last week, by pulling out his badge and warning them they would get on Tompkins' bad side. He also says Tompkins called him a "punk ass bitch" at a City Council hearing last month.

By adamg - 5/30/13 - 6:41 am

Doug Bennett, who has made two unsuccessful tries for a seat on the City Council, today announced he's setting his sights a bit wider - on Suffolk County Sheriff, a job that involves running the two jails that serve Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop.

Bennett, a Dorchester resident, is running as a Democrat this year for the six-year term to replace Andrea Cabral, now state secretary of public safety. Steven Tompkins, a former Cabral aide, is current acting sheriff.

By adamg - 2/1/13 - 7:57 pm

Now that everybody's favorite scooter-riding, sticker-plastering city-council candidate has jumped into the race for the Republican nomination for the Senate. Ladies and gentlemen: Doug Bennett for US Senate.

By adamg - 10/30/11 - 5:48 pm

Intrepid Occupy Boston chronicler Chris Faraone notes the two-time council candidate showed up at the encampment's general assembly last night - where the main topic was how to winterize the place:

His beet red melon swaying back and forth, Bennett interrupted at least five times, saying nothing of consequence and making few friends in the process.

By adamg - 8/6/11 - 9:41 am

Gin Dumcius tweets from Dorchester:

So either some Dorchester homes are split between O'Toole and Bennett, or Bennett is jamming signs into lawns w/o asking. Again.

Last time around it was stickers.

By adamg - 2/4/11 - 10:07 am

With Marty Hogan's formal entry into the race against incumbent Councilor Maureen Feeney, District 3 voters will have a choice of candidates who, if not outright Tea Party members, are strongly sympathetic to it.

By adamg - 6/7/10 - 10:00 am

The Cape Cod Times reports Doug is down the Cape, working the region for Joe Malone. No word if he's going door to door on a red scooter.

Via Conor Yunits.

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