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With primaries behind them, candidates prep for debates

In light of majority wins in the Massachusetts state primary elections, contenders in the Senate and Fourth Congressional District races gear up for debates this fall as their campaigns stick to the messages that have defined the campaign season thus far. Despite a higher percentage of votes in the primaries for his Democratic opponent, Joseph […]

Mayor Menino sends Boston City Council back to drawing board with redistricting plan

Boston City Council members said they plan to take a second look at their redistricting plan and develop better options after Boston Mayor Thomas Menino vetoed it on the basis of unequal opportunity on Thursday. The plan originally passed the city council in August with a narrow 7–6 margin. “My central objection is my concern […]

Kennedy III, Bielat win Thursday primaries

Joseph Kennedy III and Sean Bielat beat their respective opponents, each claiming over 50 percent of the votes cast on Thursday, and sealing their fate as party representatives before facing off in November. While three Democrat and three Republican candidates were in the running to represent their party in the election for the seat Rep. […]

Massachusetts politicians take stage again at second night of DNC

Massachusetts politicians filled the Democratic National Convention’s schedule once again on Wednesday, as Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino voiced their support for President Barack Obama. Patrick showed his support of Obama at the forum Changing Political Demographics, according to a livestream provided by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Museum website. The […]

Sen. Scott Brown pushes independent appeal, garners Dem. support

As Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Sen. Scott Brown struggle in the polls, the Brown campaign stressed Brown’s Democratic side to keep the incumbent Republican afloat in a primarily blue state. Fighting for a state that, before Brown, last elected a Republican senator in 1972, the Brown campaign is pushing his bipartisan voting record […]