Boston’s mayoral election next month isn’t the only upcoming vote with an apparently forgone outcome. In the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy, it looks increasingly likely that Attorney General Martha Coakley will cruise to an easy victory. The latest good news for Coakley’s campaign comes in […]
Sam Yoon is not a zombie, but the man just refuses to die—politically speaking, of course. Despite Yoon’s poor showing in the mayoral preliminary election last week—he received 21 percent of the vote, finishing third—Yoon still refuses to give up his quest to unseat four-time incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino. So how will Yoon pull off […]
Originally, this post was titled ‘The Yoonolution Will Not Be Voted On’ but due to some groundbreaking news via Universal Hub, I’ve tweaked the title as Michael Flaherty announced Sam Yoon joined his ticket as the Deputy Mayor candidate. The strengths and weaknesses of Flaherty and Yoon complement each other and make for a very […]
What I wouldn’t give for a good, nonsensical gerrymander right now. The past month’s debate over how to fill the Senate seat vacated by the late Edward Kennedy has proven a perfect example of legal circumvention through political might, and I’m suddenly in the mood for some old fashioned, partisan politics. Yesterday, the Democratic controlled […]
It looks more and more like Mayor Thomas Menino is on his way to an unprecedented fifth term in office. With every precinct reporting, Menino placed first amid the four candidate field with 51 percent of the vote in his favor. His closest challenger, and the man he will now face in November’s general election, […]
Listen as the former Governor explains how Massachusetts is an example of what the national universal health care plan should be.
Last week, the Senate opened without its Lion, Senator Edward M. Kennedy. In his honor, they draped his seat in black velvet. This serves as a reminder of the all important question–what will happen to Ted’s seat? It’s fate potentially rests in the hands of the Massachusetts legislature. In 2004, the Massachusetts legislature changed the […]
Governor Michael Dukakis is Massachusetts’ longest serving Governor. Dukakis held the Democratic nomination against George H. W. Bush during the 1988 Presidential Election. Listen to him discuss the possibility of becoming Senator Kennedy’s replacement this fall.