massachusetts governor's race 2014 http://wamc.org en SuperPAC Ad Heats Up Massachusetts Governor's Race http://wamc.org/post/superpac-ad-heats-massachusetts-governors-race <p></p><p></p><p>The campaign of Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley is lashing out at rival <a href="http://stevegrossman.com/" target="_blank">Steve Grossman</a> after an attack ad was released by a SuperPAC supporting Grossman. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:10:25 +0000 Jim Levulis 95848 at http://wamc.org SuperPAC Ad Heats Up Massachusetts Governor's Race Independent Falchuk Is First Candidate In Mass. Governor's Race To Qualify for Nov. Ballot http://wamc.org/post/independent-falchuk-first-candidate-mass-governors-race-qualify-nov-ballot <p>Independent Evan Falchuk became the first gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts to officially qualify for the November ballot Monday.</p><p>Falchuk and his running mate, Angus Jennings, submitted more than 10,000 certified signatures to the Secretary of State's office. Falchuk also launched his first television ad in Boston and Springfield and on <a href="http://www.falchuk2014.org/" target="_blank">his campaign website</a>.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:14:51 +0000 Jim Levulis 93274 at http://wamc.org Independent Falchuk Is First Candidate In Mass. Governor's Race To Qualify for Nov. Ballot Mass. Democrats Sending Three Gubernatorial Candidates To Primary; Endorse Grossman http://wamc.org/post/mass-democrats-sending-three-gubernatorial-candidates-primary-endorse-grossman <p><a href="http://wamc.org/post/mass-dems-endorse-grossman-governor" target="_blank">The Massachusetts Democratic Party endorsed state Treasurer Steve Grossman for governor at its two-day convention in Worcester over the weekend.</a> Two other party members also made September’s primary ballot.</p><p>“Ready to go and to send Charlie Baker back to Swampscott on the fourth of November,” Grossman said as he accepted the party’s endorsement. “All of you will be part of that team. Thank you so very much. I’m honored to be a part of this wonderful party, the Democratic Party.”</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:14:38 +0000 Jim Levulis 92706 at http://wamc.org Mass. Democrats Sending Three Gubernatorial Candidates To Primary; Endorse Grossman Mass. Democrats Heading To Wide-Open Convention In Worcester http://wamc.org/post/mass-democrats-heading-wide-open-convention-worcester <p><a href="http://massdems.org/#" target="_blank">Massachusetts Democrats</a> will flock to Worcester today for the party’s state convention this weekend.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:20:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 92543 at http://wamc.org Mass. Democrats Heading To Wide-Open Convention In Worcester Mass. Dem. Candidates For Gov. Debate Before Weekend Convention http://wamc.org/post/mass-dem-candidates-gov-debate-weekend-convention <p>The five Democratic candidates for governor of Massachusetts all agree the state is on the right track but admit there are problems within Democratic <a href="http://www.mass.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Gov. Deval Patrick</a>’s administration that need to be fixed. That message resounded through a 90-minute debate Tuesday.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:36:46 +0000 Jim Levulis 92289 at http://wamc.org Mass. Dem. Candidates For Gov. Debate Before Weekend Convention Automatic Gas Tax Emerging As Key Campaign Issue In Mass. http://wamc.org/post/automatic-gas-tax-emerging-key-campaign-issue-mass <p>Critics of a law that allows for automatic increases in Massachusetts' gasoline tax have pounced on the issue with the hope of pushing it to the forefront of the election year debate.</p><p>Republicans opposed to gas tax indexing believe the issue could resonate strongly with independents and moderate Democrats.</p><p>The Democrat-controlled Legislature last year raised the gasoline tax from 21 cents to 24 cents a gallon and indexed the tax to inflation.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 17:34:08 +0000 Jim Levulis 91285 at http://wamc.org Automatic Gas Tax Emerging As Key Campaign Issue In Mass. How Do The Democratic Berkshires Factor Into 2014 Statewide Races? http://wamc.org/post/how-do-democratic-berkshires-factor-2014-statewide-races <p>Election season in Massachusetts features a host of statewide races, but will the reliably blue Berkshires have a role to play?</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:10:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 87822 at http://wamc.org How Do The Democratic Berkshires Factor Into 2014 Statewide Races? Mass. Gubernatorial Hopefuls Weigh In On NARH http://wamc.org/post/mass-gubernatorial-hopefuls-weigh-narh <p>Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates are weighing in on <a href="http://wamc.org/post/north-adams-regional-hospital-closing" target="_blank">last week’s sudden closure of North Adams Regional Hospital</a> and the ongoing work to restore emergency services in the region.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:14:22 +0000 Jim Levulis 87457 at http://wamc.org Mass. Gubernatorial Hopefuls Weigh In On NARH MA Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss LGBT Issues http://wamc.org/post/ma-gubernatorial-candidates-discuss-lgbt-issues <p>Eight Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates discussed LBGT issues during a forum in Boston Tuesday night.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:13:34 +0000 Jim Levulis 86774 at http://wamc.org MA Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss LGBT Issues Mass. Gubernatorial Hopeful Kayyem Stops In Pittsfield On Gateway Tour http://wamc.org/post/mass-gubernatorial-hopeful-kayyem-stops-pittsfield-gateway-tour <p><a href="http://www.juliettekayyem.com/" target="_blank">Juliette Kayyem</a>, a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor, was in Pittsfield Friday, making the latest stop on her Gateway Cities’ tour.</p><p>The stop marked Kayyem’s ninth visit to the 26 communities designated as Gateway Cities, meaning they have a population greater than 35,000 with median household incomes and higher education achievement rates below the state average. Kayyem says as governor, she can take steps to encourage economic development in these communities.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:10:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 85895 at http://wamc.org Mass. Gubernatorial Hopeful Kayyem Stops In Pittsfield On Gateway Tour