UPDATED 5/4/14 11:07PM: For clarity, grammar and additional links. Three months after Senator Gale Candaras said she would retire from the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate seat, the Democratic primary has descended into a slugfest. The target: Eric Lesser, the former White House aide from Longmeadow.
In a blistering night for incumbents up and down the Pioneer Valley, new (or sorta new) faces will be joining elected bodies and entering the corner offices as voters went to the polls. Voters also installed new leaders in Boston, Easthampton and the State Senate
Welcome to the Sunday Feature: A new effort to bring you lengthier, more in-depth stories on some Sundays. EDITED: 9/22/13 7:22PM: For grammar, links & change of picture. This is the first of a two-part series on younger candidates in Massachusetts politics. BOSTON—During the summer