Votes for Ed Markey in the 2012 Senate special election don't necessarily translate exactly into Democratic primary voters next month, but I still thought it was worth a look to see where Democrats turned out (more accurately, where voters … [Read more...]
My official campaign kickoff press release
Hi BMG - I wanted to share my campaign kickoff press release with you, which will be appearing in this week's Everett newspapers and is already up at NoBo Magazine. To any BMG readers who live in Everett, I sincerely hope to earn your … [Read more...]
Great NYT opinion piece on Special Elections, BUT …
I understand how it's easy for a layman to say, "well yeah, why cant they just hold a special election?" But elections cost precious (municipal?) money. Multiply that times, for example, 351 municipalities in our state, all with their … [Read more...]
Vote today — in Massachusetts!
Never mind Ohio and Texas -- we've got elections going right here in MA! If you live in Arlington, West Medford, Melrose, Wakefield, Fall River, Lynn, Marblehead, or Swampscott, you may well have a special election going today. … [Read more...]
Super-duper special election Tuesday!
One of the benefits of moving MA's primary up to Feb. 5 is that a whole bunch of special elections will have many times the turnout that they'd normally expect. I have updated the Special Elections box to the left with the names of … [Read more...]
Any word on who’s running for Barrios’ seat yet?
Jarrett Barrios officially stepped down today.Any word yet on who's running for his seat? … [Read more...]
1st Bristol results
The current 1st Bristol district was drawn in 2001. In 2002 and 2004, Michael Coppola ran unopposed, so yesterday's was the first contested election in this district. However, the 1st Bristol district drawn in the early 90s was fairly … [Read more...]
A very quick stream of consciousness ramble from the Claire Naughton office:There's a rhythm to campaigns on election day. Monday night before election, after most of the volunteers are gone, the office is occupied by the small group … [Read more...]
Claire Naughton for State Rep
Getting out the Vote for Claire NaughtonGetting out the vote is a simple concept, it just takes a lot of work by a lot of people. This is a special election, and turnout will be very very low - there's not much buzz and not much media … [Read more...]
The House Plan and Small Business
Our computer & networking consulting company started with 3 people, and grew to 15 by the time we sold ownership of it a few years later. We stayed effectively independent for a while longer, up to almost 30 employees. One … [Read more...]