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By KeyannaGraham - 10/21/08 - 1:38 am

Saturday, October 18th, hundreds of residents "spotted" the duo knocking on doors in Roxbury and Dorchester. Is that Sonia whatever-her-name-is? And is that MC Spice? The conversation is sparked, and the pitch to get support at the polls is made. Residents are wowed to have Ms. Diaz at their front door showing her normality and human side. Most were especially glad to see an old friend of the community supporting the Democratic nominee for state senate.

By adamg - 10/15/08 - 11:00 am

Chris Faraone reports on the "Hip-Hop Voter Registration Rally" at the Reggie Lewis Center yesterday:

... There were two women on stage at the Reggie Lewis Center who were heavy-handedly boosting the senator. One even taught the teens where to write "Wilkerson" on the ballot in case they are not given stickers. ...

By adamg - 10/13/08 - 10:21 am

In case you missed it, Yvonne Abraham yesterday had an interesting piece that raises the question of whose campaign is really for sale: Sonia Chang-Diaz, who took $500 from some woman in Cambridge, or Dianne Wilkerson, who took $7,000 from the management companiy at the Roxse Homes project (from which Wilkerson rents her campaign office)?

By adamg - 10/3/08 - 9:01 pm

The Globe reports the state Bar Counsel wants state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson disbarred, saying she lied under oath during a 2005 court hearing involving her nephew:

In both the court appearance and in the affidavit, Wilkerson falsely claimed that she was present at a Boston police station when two homicide detectives interviewed another relative, Isaac Wilkerson, about the 1994 stabbing death of Hazel Mack, the petition said.

The complaint now goes before the state Supreme Judicial Court.

By adamg - 10/1/08 - 3:21 pm

Councilor Turner tells PoltickerMA that he doubts Sonia Chang-Diaz is really Latina and that her support really comes from white women who can't stand the idea that a black man could get into the White House instead of Hillary Clinton.

Needless to say, Turner is backing incumbent Dianne Wilkerson in her sticker campaign, calling her "a treasured resource" the 2nd Suffolk District - or rather, real blacks and Latinos in the district - can't afford to give up.

By adamg - 9/27/08 - 10:12 am

Ross Levanto will be posting Twitter updates from today's recount of those 2nd Suffolk precincts.

By rossoduck - 9/26/08 - 11:57 pm

I am volunteering for Sonia Chang-Diaz as a monitor during the recount Saturday at City Hall.

I plan to post updates via my Twitter account during the day, updating as much as I can.

By adamg - 9/23/08 - 10:54 pm

PolitickerMA reports that should the state Senator lose her recount, she'll run a sticker campaign in November:

"If it not successful," Wilkerson said referring to the recount, "I am prepared to run as a Democrat in a sticker write in campaign on the ballot in November."

If the convicted tax evader does lose the recount, she can't run as a Democrat, of course. Just ask Joe Lieberman.

By Brett - 9/22/08 - 2:24 pm

Is anyone surprised? Wilkerson and Chang-Diaz have sought paperwork for a re-count.

Interesting to see how Wilkerson can master that recount paperwork, but not actually filing for elections or campaign finance reporting (twice.)

By rossoduck - 9/14/08 - 11:02 am

State Senate candidate Sonia Chang-Diaz came to Beacon Hill this morning, attending Hill House's annual pancake breakfast at the Firehouse on Mt. Vernon Street. Voters were excited to see her there, and it's pretty clear many across the 2nd Suffolk district are following the race.

By rossoduck - 9/8/08 - 9:08 am

The Boston Globe actually covers a Boston political race:

A nice review of the 2nd Suffolk State Senate race. The primary vote (which will be the only vote that matters) is on September 16.

Editor's Note: I have noted I am voting for Sonia Chang-Diaz in this race.

By rossoduck - 8/22/08 - 12:35 pm

A nice review of the 2nd Suffolk Senate race aired on WCVB-TV last night.

The primary between Sonia Chang-Diaz and Dianne Wilkerson is scheduled for September 16.

Full disclosure: I am supporting Chang-Diaz.

By rossoduck - 8/4/08 - 11:18 am

While many of us were following breaking developments regarding Senator Wilkerson's finances this past weekend, the Boston Phoenix published a nice state-of-the 2nd Suffolk Senate race overview in its current edition.

Full disclosure: I recently posted an endorsement of Sonia Chang-Diaz in this race.

Some interesting take-aways from the story:

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