Massachusetts Republicans hold a convention in Boston on Saturday to endorse candidates for statewide office. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with state Republican Party Chair Kirsten Hughes.
2013 should have been an off-year for statewide politics in Massachusetts, but that was not the case, as the state’s voters were called upon to elect another new U.S. Senator
The election cycle actually began in late 2012 when President Obama nominated Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to be U.S. Secretary of State. After securing Senate confirmation in January, Kerry resigned from the Senate seat he had held for 28 years.
State Senator Stanley Rosenberg of Amherst is poised to become the next president of the Massachusetts Senate. The 63 year old Rosenberg, who has been in the state legislature since 1987, announced he had received the overwhelming support of the Democratic caucus on Wednesday to succeed Senate President Therese Murray when her term ends. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Rosenberg.