Massachusetts kicked off the preliminary elections this past Tuesday, with progressives gearing to make major gains in November’s election. Cities like Brockton and Framingham look to be continuing with (or returning to) the status quo, but … [Read more...]
New Leadership For Boston: Tito Jackson For Mayor
(While I’m promoting this post as being of general interest, this shouldn’t be seen as a BMG endorsement in this race - Charley) Boston is at a crossroads. Tuesday's election is fundamentally about what kind of city we want this to … [Read more...]
Retrospect: We should have targeted “Big Business” Baker
As I see Baker’s transition team start to come together, it is striking to me how many business executives he is filling his inner circle with. We all knew that Baker is in the pocket of big business. Why didn’t we run on it? The … [Read more...]
Falchuk the Eveready Candidate
Founder of MA's United Independent Party, Evan Falchuk remains optimistic but not blind. He knows polls have him in low single digits for the governor's race, but has two clear goals. Sure he wants to win the top spot on Nov. 4, but he also … [Read more...]
Massachusetts Voters…LISTEN UP!
Let me admit up front I just don’t get it. In fact, until this whole charter school “ed reform” mess, I have come to realize that I have walked through most of my life oblivious to what has been going on politically. Forty years ago … [Read more...]
Leading Voters to Smear the Ovals
Yes, I'm politically involved. Yes, I'm a pinko. Yes, I am wide-eyed about voting...everyone voting. In a weak defense, I note that I'm a warden at a Boston polling place (18-16 for you left-brained types). In that sense, elections are … [Read more...]
All 3 MA Dems for Treasurer Have Big Plans
The MA Treasurer/Receiver General race has glories and worries. On the Dem side, three solid candidates want to replace Steve Grossman as he stepped aside to run for Governor. All three spoke with Left Ahead on the past three successive … [Read more...]
Here is the 2nd Reason why the Disclosure Bill Rocks. (You know the first).
As all you readers of Blue Mass Group know, anonymous big money in politics is a major problem. Luckily, today or tomorrow, if all goes well, the Legislature will finalize a bill to clamp down on anonymous SuperPac spending. That's good … [Read more...]
Indy McCormick Goes for Gov.
Following a recent post here linking to chats with three Dem candidates for MA governor, a comment asked about the independents. The first Left Ahead did was today with Jeff McCormick. Click below to hear the half hour with him. In … [Read more...]
They Would Be Governor
I apologize half-heartedly for plugging Left Ahead shows. We'd chatted with three Dem candiates so far — Steve Grossman, Juliette Kayyem and Don Berwick. Joe Avallone has not followed up and Martha Coakley has pushed us out to April. On the … [Read more...]
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