Four years ago, Baker and Polito’s orbits had telegraphed a preference for mayor. Not so much in 2023. Rather, the commonwealth’s onetime executive duo endorsed their former Western Mass aide and now-Council candidate, Jose Delgado.
SPRINGFIELD—The exit of Governor Charlie Baker blew up the race for the commonwealth’s top job. However, the race for to be lieutenant governor also drew early interest in the low-key gig.
Charlie Baker will not become the first Massachusetts governor to serve three terms consecutively. Nor will his lieutenant governor, Karyn Polito, run for governor. For the political universe with a casual interest in the Bay State, these events were bewildering.
Executive Privilege is an occasional series on gubernatorial elections in Massachusetts Nearly two years ago a former state senator and a mayor met at a street corner in East Boston. What brought Ben Downing and then-Mayor Marty Walsh to this intersection was the naming of
BOSTON—Under the cloud of the coronavirus, Massachusetts legislators took the oath of office marking the start of the 192nd General Court. Some reps and senators—all returning incumbents—took the oath of office through the miracle of Zoom. Others, universally masked, did so in person albeit in
United States Senator Elizabeth Warren is one of the most in-demand surrogates for Democrats nationwide. Yet, despite the lack of a statewide race the progressive icon has not neglected her home state. Warren campaigned for Democrats on the Cape this month and is now heading west
CHICOPEE—The event was a fundraiser and thus its purpose was principally to raise funds for the candidate. Less than five weeks before Election Day, it was also an introduction and an opportunity for locals to hobnob with Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. But there was something
Governor Charlie Baker has been on a Western Massachusetts kick of late, visiting the region and Springfield in particular quite a bit. He will be back in the city tomorrow for a fundraiser at the Student Prince hosted by busing magnate Peter Picknelly, restaurateur Andy
A Democratic Attorney General principally facing off against a ideologically inoffensive Republican. It could be nearly five years ago. Dig deeper, though, and it becomes patently obvious that this is not the same race. Martha Coakley, the Democratic nominee for governor, has leaned into this