Manic Monday Markup 9/8/14…
A condensed Markup before primary day!
…And the World:
We begin today in Britain, where a poll showing a narrow advantage of the Yes campaign on Scottish independence has drawn former Prime Minister Gordon Brown out of retirement. Could he be the only hope to save the union?
The new Iraq government with Haider al-Abadi at the helm is sworn in.
A couple of new titles on French bookstore shelves could roil the country’s political culture.
President Barack Obama delays executive action on immigration.
Massachusetts is not the only primary in town tomorrow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faces a disgruntled left in his state’s primary. Little Rhody, too, has races with competitive races in both parties’ primaries. Some thoughts from Rhode Island Public Radio.
The State of Things:
ALL PRIMARY ALL THE TIME
Our Endorsements, so far (more to come late this evening).
Governor: Steve Grossman.
Attorney General: Maura Healey
1st Hampden & Hampshire: Eric Lesser
Hampden DA: Declined
We have new stories on Ivette Hernandez in 10th Hampden and on Shawn Ally in the Hampden DA’s race. The Republican rejected a letter to the editor about the discrimination complaint Brett Vottero filed against the DA’s race so long ago. Instead, here is the press released Vottero’s campaign submitted in the words of the woman for whom Vottero spoke up, Martha Murphy Kane.
Also NEPR’s Henry Epp talks to minority activists about the the DA’s race. Brian Steele writes about a Maura Healey Event in Holyoke and a Dukakis visit to Eric Lesser HQ. A word from Masslive about the 9th Hampden candidate’s focus on motivating voters. A last pitch gubernatorial round up from WBUR.
The Fourth Estatements:
New England Public Radio opens their new digs in downtown Springfield.
The City Council will meet this week to decide whether or not it will appeal a judge’s ruling that the Zoning Board of Appeals improperly voided the building permit for a proposed biomass plant.
Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola says big local races could drive up what is otherwise expected to be lackluster turnout.
We’ll be back next week!