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BOSTON — Democrat Danielle Allen is surrounding herself with a senior leadership team as she continues to raise money and explore a run for governor in 2022.

BOSTON — Massachusetts voters of all stripes are more interested than usual in the upcoming midterm elections but Democrats seem to be more enthusiastic about the contests and are more likely to act on their interest, a new survey of Bay State voters found.

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BOSTON — Former Gov. Deval Patrick is crisscrossing the country to campaign for Democratic congressional candidates ahead of the midterm elections, as speculation builds that he may challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.


BOSTON – A breakaway group of conservative Republicans is urging GOP voters to "blank" incumbent Gov. Charlie Baker in the Nov. 6 elections by ticking off boxes in other state contests but leaving the governor’s race empty.

Myra Baker of Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, offers no apologies for her fire-in-the-belly support of President Donald Trump and stopping Democrats from rebounding against him in the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

Michael Flavin says he's "a big fan" of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and sees Nov. 6 as a chance to give her a strong re-election vote to propel her toward a 2020 presidential run.


BOSTON — The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court was a bruising, partisan fight that now looms large over the upcoming midterm elections.

BOSTON — In its first endorsements in its 15-year existence, a group representing police chiefs from the 39 largest police departments in Massachusetts announced Sunday they are backing Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito.


BOSTON — Jay Gonzalez wants to resurrect plans to tax the state's top earners to pay for fixing the MBTA, improving public schools and lowering health care costs.

BOSTON — Opponents outnumber supporters of Question 1 in newly released UMass-Lowell poll results that also show Gov. Charlie Baker and Sen. Elizabeth Warren maintaining large leads over their opponents as they seek re-election on Nov. 6.


BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's efforts to blur party lines and sell his bipartisan bonafides to a left-leaning electorate are paying off, according to a new poll that found more voters think of the incumbent as aligned with Democratic Party positions than with his own GOP.


BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker and his reelection challenger, Jay Gonzalez, are both former health care executives who have spent years working to expand access to affordable treatment and reduce costs.

BOSTON — Under pressure to deliver new revenues for promised education and transportation investments, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez on Tuesday will offer a 1.6 percent tax on certain private higher education endowments, a proposal he estimates would generate $1 billion.

BOSTON – A majority of likely voters support the nurse staffing, campaign finance and transgender non-discrimination questions on November's ballot, and back Gov. Charlie Baker and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in their re-election bids, according to a poll out Wednesday.


BOSTON — As he runs for governor, Democrat Jay Gonzalez is touting his plans to fix the state's public transit system, improve schools and tamp down rising health care costs, making his case to voters that Republican Gov. Charlie Baker hasn't devoted enough money and resources to the issues.


BOSTON —  Gov. Charlie Baker secured his shot at re-election by winning the Massachusetts Republican Party’s nomination for the state’s highest office.

 BOSTON — Jay Gonzalez's quest for the Massachusetts' governorship moved a step closer Tuesday after he edged out Bob Massie in the Democratic primary.


For the second campaign in a row, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is being endorsed by a non-Republican Gloucester mayor.

BOSTON — The party faithful head to the polls Tuesday to decide races for Congress, governor, secretary of state and the Legislature, and governor's council

BOSTON – While other primary candidates are dashing around in the extreme heat to reach as many voters as possible and attend public forums and debates, Gov. Charlie Baker has largely steered clear of both his Sept. 4 Republican opponent, Scott Lively, and the campaign trail.


BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker will headline a fundraising event for Andover state Rep. Jim Lyons, which has drawn criticism from Democrats and liberal groups who point out that the Republican conservative has bucked the governor on transgender protections, abortion and LGBT rights.


BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker is largely ignoring his GOP primary challenger, Scott Lively, as he seeks a second term for governor. The state Republican Party is also shrugging off the outsider’s bid by the firebrand, anti-gay pastor who is waging a longshot campaign to oust Baker.

WORCESTER — Thousands of Massachusetts Democratic Party activists gathered in Worcester for their annual convention Saturday and in a surprise move endorsed the challenger in the secretary of state race over the long-time incumbent.

BOSTON — Democrats will gather this weekend at their annual state convention, where they are expected to criticize President Donald Trump and choose from candidates seeking the party's nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.

BOSTON — The two Democrats in the race for governor touted new endorsements on Monday, two days after Gov. Charlie Baker won the Republican Party's endorsement at its nominating convention.


BOSTON — Democrats are hammering away at Gov. Charlie Baker over a payroll scandal in the state police as the Swampscott Republican's re-election bid gears up, but political observers say the criticism doesn't appear to be hurting Baker’s chances of winning another four-year term.

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BOSTON — If elected governor, Setti Warren would add Massachusetts to a coalition of four northeastern states that formed Thursday to share information about the origins of guns used in crimes and to conduct research on gun violence.

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will run for re-election in 2018, according to a senior political advisor, marking an expected, but significant turning point as Baker’s political team begins to take steps to build the campaign apparatus that will be necessary to win ano…

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Gloucester mayor and longtime Democrat Carolyn Kirk, who has often shied away from making formal endorsements of outside political candidates, said this morning she is endorsing Republican Charlie Baker over Democrat Martha Coakley in the state's hotly-contested gubernatorial race.