Dick Howe's got a rundown of the final debate between the MA-05 candidates. Eileen Donoghue is making a run at Niki Tsongas' experience -- portraying herself as a seasoned public servant and Tsongas as, well, a political wife who didn't … [Read more...]
Note to media on MA-05: Just cover the race.
Dick Howe sorry, Marie also notes the coverage of MA-05 as being defined as coverage of the Tsongas campaign. So we're not alone in noticing that the others have gotten short shrift from certainly the Globe, and as we noticed, the AP, which … [Read more...]
What’s Experience Worth in the 5th CD?
Cross-posted at Marry in Massachusetts.The most candid about the experience issue was David O'Brien. He had never been elected to anything, but was redolent of politics, serving many years on the state and national Democratic committees. He … [Read more...]
What is single payer health care?
I decided that the best way to learn about Paul Tsongas view on health insurance was to research by going to the library and reviewing the Lowell Sun and Boston Globe. In an interesting article from 1993, I found what I was … [Read more...]
This is not a joke: Meehan to moderate MA-05 debate
Marty Meehan's going to moderate the last MA-05 debate before the primary, on August 27.Say what?Hasn't his wife already thrown in with one of the candidates?Don't you think he might be biased towards someone whom he thinks would carry on … [Read more...]
MA-05 Health Care forum post-mortem
Well, I came out of the health care forum on Saturday pretty happy with our slate of candidates. The candidates were all essentially well-prepared, clear and forthcoming with their thoughts on health care. They did not avoid questions, they … [Read more...]
Live from the MA-05 Health Care forum!
2. Identify three biggest problems with health care system today.Miceli: Portability -- keep same coverage between agencies and jobs. Standardization of coverage. Businesses should be able to buy into pools like GIC. On national level we … [Read more...]
MA-05 foreign policy debate roundup
Have I told you how much our local lefty blogs kick butt? May I say it again? You simply cannot get better information on the MA-05 race than our own blogfolk in the field -- although the Lowell Sun seems to be doing itself proud as … [Read more...]
Lowell Sun covers MA-05 health care brawl (very well!)
Dick Howe points us to this Lowell Sun article on the recent discussion of health care in the MA-05 race. It's a very well-researched article: Chockful of relevant and telling quotes from the various candidates; some brief but useful … [Read more...]
To Whom Have the MA-05 Candidates Given
State Rep. James Eldridge, both through his political committee and his personal funds, has given several thousands of dollars to the Democratic State Committee, Governor Deval Patrick's campaign, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray's campaign, and many … [Read more...]