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By adamg - 6/23/22 - 11:22 am

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz of Jamaica Plain today ended her campaign for governor, meaning Attorney General Maura Healey is basically now the Democratic candidate for governor in November (although technically there's still a primary), which means that, barring a meteor strike or coup or something, she will take office as governor in January.

By adamg - 1/20/22 - 9:01 pm

Walsh told Wolf Blitzer on CNN today he's going to stay in Washington: Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/22 - 9:36 am

Together | Maura Healey for Governor

To the surprise of no one, Attorney General Maura Healey of Charlestown announced this morning that, yes, she's running for governor.

It's become a tradition in Massachusetts: Whoever becomes attorney general eventually runs for governor. But Healey will be trying to break another tradition: That an attorney general who runs for governor loses: Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/21 - 9:18 am

No, not our old pal, the email daddy. WBUR reports that current Republican heir apparent and Trump-approved Geoff Diehl remains unsure that Joe Biden really won in 2020, although he is willing to accept it's time to move on.

By adamg - 12/1/21 - 2:28 pm

Update: Mahty, too.

Gin Dumcius, managing editor at the Dorchester Reporter, writes the Boston City Councilor for Another Month, who lost pretty badly to Michelle Wu for mayor a few weeks ago, is looking at a brighter future on the other side of the Charles and south of the Neponset.

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By adamg - 7/26/21 - 11:04 am

About the same time that acting Mayor Kim Janey was announcing for-reals free service on the 28 route today, at-large Councilor Michelle Wu, also running for four years in that fifth-floor office overlooking Faneuil Hall, was announcing a plan for even more ambitious free bus service, along with the boffins at Northeastern's Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 9:08 am

Sonia Chang-Díaz Launches Her Campaign For Governor of Massachusetts

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz announced this morning she's running for governor in next year's elections. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 10:06 am

Ben Downing for Governor - Let's Build a Stronger, Fairer Massachusetts

Ben Downing, who spent 10 years as a state senator from Pittsfield, but who now lives in East Boston, where he works for a renewable-energy company, announced this morning he will run for governor next year. Danielle Allen, a professor at Harvard, is looking at running next year as well.

By adamg - 10/19/18 - 10:54 am

Andy Metzger sums up Charlie on the MBTA, from the halcyon days of the 2015 blizzards to today.

By adamg - 10/10/18 - 4:15 pm

WGBH reports on last night's debate between incumbent Charlie Baker and challenger Jay Gonzalez.

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

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

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 5/20/17 - 7:59 pm

Shocking few people who know who he is, Setti Warren announced today he'll join the field of Democrats who will jostle next year to take on Charlie Baker.

This is Warren's second bid for statewide office - he briefly ran for the Senate seat won by Elizabeth Warren.

By adamg - 2/13/17 - 9:17 am

Bob Massie, who briefly ran for the US Senate until Elizabeth Warren entered the race in 2011, is telling supporters he's thinking of running for governor next year because of the threat of Trumpism: Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/17 - 9:38 am
Jay Gonzalez

In addition to former Harvard Pilgrim CEO and Weld-administration budget czar Charlie Baker, that is. Jay Gonzalez, former Celticare CEO and Patrick-administration budget czar, announced yesterday he's running for governor in 2018 - as a Democrat.

Before we see a clash of the health-insurance titans, though, Gonzalez, a Needham resident, might have to beat Newton Mayor Setti Warren, and whoever else might run, in the Democratic primary next year.

By adamg - 11/4/14 - 2:51 pm
Tim Cahill

Shane notices that the image Bing is using for posting results tonight has Treasurer Tim Cahill running against Martha Coakley.

By adamg - 10/31/14 - 9:12 am

Seems the crack investigative reporters at the Globe can't find the fisherman whose tale in 2009 or 2010 moved Charlie Baker to tears the other day.

Baker on Thursday acknowledged that he may have misstated some of the particulars of the story he told tearfully during a debate this week. That, in turn, has complicated efforts to locate the man whose hardships, in Baker’s retelling, produced one of the most remarkable moments in this year’s race for governor.

By adamg - 10/30/14 - 8:06 am

Joan Vennochi says Charlie Baker should've gotten mad, not sad, when that fisherman told him he wouldn't let his kids go to college.

Tears: Good or bad?

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