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.
The Dorchester Reporter reports on a forum in Roxbury last night.
The Dorchester Reporter breaks the news.
At-large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley today announced she's running for the 7th District congressional seat now held by Mike Capuano of Somerville. Read more.
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.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that US Rep. Michael Capuano will spend roughly $50,000 in campaign funds to promote the Fairmount Line by letting everybody ride for free between May 8 and May 21.
Mike Capuano, who represents a good part of Boston, spoke on the floor of the House, today:
And for those people who say 'Oh, I'm here just to protect our country,' I've been in Boston all my life. The largest numbers of people [who died on 9/11] came from New York City and Boston. It was our people who lost their lives, yet we remain humanistic and open hearted. Open your hearts to the rest of the world.
US Rep. Mike Capuano reports the Federal Transit Administration has given tentative OK to the state's plans for cheaper stations and other reductions along the proposed Green Line extension from Lechmere into Somerville and Medford - but with a caveat that has to be addressed by year's end, or $1 billion in federal money could disappear and get spent in some other state: Read more.
As a resident of Boston for twenty-eight years, I’ve had Stephen Lynch as my representative in Congress for ten. During that time:
David Bernstein reports on the candidacy of James Coyne King - and how his choice of one top paid advisor could mean Mike Capuano won't be running.
The Globe reports that while the president visits a Dorchester charter school today in advance of supping with rich supporters, US Reps Markey, Capuano, and McGovern will be in East Boston protesting his proposal to cut home-heating oil subsidies. They'll be joined at the home of somebody who uses the program by, of course, JOE4OIL.
The pugnacious pol apparently thinks now's the time for supporters of Wisconsin unions to get out on the streets and get a little bloody.
Even Blue Mass. Group is aghast and trying to figure out how he might have been misquoted, although his comment still doesn't seem to rise to the level of the standard Tea Party invective about watering the tree of liberty with the blood of liberal tyrants.
The crowd chanted "They say cut back, We say fight back" before the speakers came to the podium.
Congressman Ed Markey addressed the crowd to remind them what caused the financial crisis (and it wasn't public public sector workers.) Next, Congressman Mike Capuano announced, "I am a cheesehead" to communicate his solidarity with the working people of Wisconsin fighting for the right to bargain collectively for wages, benefits and work conditions. Mike foretold of similar attacks on worker rights by Republicans soon to come in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. He said it was a fight for the middle class.
Democrats held a get-out-the-vote rally in Adams Park in Roslindale Square this afternoon. All the party bigwigs were there, along with assorted union members and party activists. Gov. Deval Patrick told them he's had enough of 15 months of Charlie Baker:
Congressman Mike Capuano warned Republicans not to count Democrats out:
From State House News Service
"Whether it's global warming, unemployment, social equality or dependence on foreign oil, prominent Democrats and labor leaders hailed investments in mass transit as the solution Tuesday and touted a proposed federal law they said would improve public transportation nationwide.
Joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson, U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano highlighted a proposal he's cosponsoring that would permit public transportation systems in urban regions with more than 200,000 residents to use federal dollars for operating costs. Under current laws enacted in 1997, only transit systems with fewer than 200,000 residents in the surrounding communities are permitted to do so."
Although I am not happy with every aspect of this bill, I have come to the conclusion that the benefits for Massachusetts and the country outweigh the problems.
If you get a robocall from somebody with a thick foreign accent cursing and occasionally uttering "Mike Capuano," well, it's fake.
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