SPRINGFIELD—Mayor Domenic Sarno and City Councilor Justin Hurst’s advancement to the mayoral preliminary was the result the city’s chattering classes had been expecting for nearly a year. However, a reductionist understanding of what happened risks missing real lessons in the wake of the election.
Longmeadow Senator Eric Lesser has led the money race for much of the campaign to be the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor. But at the end of the month, he may supercharge that a bit fundraising featuring friends of his from the Obama Campaign Universe (OCU).
The Friday passing of Georgia Representative John Lewis reverberated into the world and across the political landscape. He had been the last living speaker from the 1963 March on Washington and an icon in Washington. The mentor to a president and a colleague in the
UPDATED 1/14/20 1:07PM: To correct a previous version of this story that called Michelle Wu a former Boston City Councilor. She is still on the Council, but is its former President. CLAREMONT, N.H.—Despite the drizzly weather and half-frozen slush last Saturday, a bus load of
The staff of Senator Eric Lesser experienced another shakeup this week with the departure of Michael Clark. A longtime advisor to Lesser, a Longmeadow Democrat, Clark has taken a new job outside government. He was the last staffer dating to Lesser’s original campaign in 2014.
UPDATED 7:49PM: To include comment from the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. United States Representative Richard Neal received another key nod last week when Speaker Nancy Pelosi tapped him to lead House Democrats’ trade working group. On its face, the appointment was not surprising. The committee Neal chairs,
It is not uncommon for members of the United States House of Representatives or Senate to etch a place into history. Few have quite like Senator John McCain, a Republican from Senator. His place as a politician is mixed, but the high points reflect the
To Be (1st) Franklin is a series on the open race for the 1st Franklin House District. HUNTINGTON—Retirements, resignations and deaths are ushering in a political shift in the 413 from the Vermont border to here in the foothills of the Berkshires. For the 1st
Courting 36 Court Street is a series of quick interviews with Springfield’s at-large candidates. **All interviews are edited and condensed for length.** Tracye Whitfield says she knows her way around Springfield’s fiscal books, the oversight of which is among the Council’s duties. She’s a first-time
Maurice Cunningham’s post “MassDems- First in the Nation” continues to push a line that has become popular after November 8th, namely that Trump won on economic populism. If only Hillary Clinton had adopted Elizabeth Warren’s rhetoric then the outcome would have changed. The story that