2018 Massachusetts Election


    Massachusetts Democrats held a two-day nominating convention in Worcester over the weekend where the Republican in the White House was more the focus of attention than the Republican in the Statehouse Corner Office.

Berkshire County Republicans Keep The Faith

May 2, 2018
Josh Landes

Although Democrats have a hold on most elected offices in the county, the Berkshires were well-represented at Saturday’s Massachusetts Republican Convention in Worcester. WAMC spoke with delegates at the DCU Center.

Diehl Endorsed By GOP To Face Warren In November

Apr 30, 2018
Josh Landes

Massachusetts Republicans have picked a candidate to face Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren this fall. But state Representative Geoff Diehl still has to win a primary.

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Massachusetts Republicans endorsed incumbent Governor Charlie Baker for a second term at their convention this weekend.

MA Republicans Endorse Diehl To Face Warren

Apr 30, 2018

Massachusetts State Representative Geoff Diehl claimed the state Republican Party’s endorsement for U.S. Senate at Saturday’s GOP convention in Worcester. Diehl is looking to take on Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren in November.

Republicans from across Massachusetts will gather for the state party convention this weekend in Worcester.

       Dozens of business leaders from western Massachusetts will be at the Statehouse in Boston Wednesday for meetings with legislative leaders and representatives of the Baker administration.

Pittsfield City Councilor Backs DA Challenger

Apr 1, 2018

Pittsfield City Councilor Helen Moon is backing the challenger to the new Berkshire District Attorney.

State Senator Adam Hinds Will Seek Re-Election

Mar 30, 2018
Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts State Senator Adam Hinds has kicked off his  re-election campaign.

The ACLU of Massachusetts has launched a voter education campaign to spotlight the local elected officials who are among the most powerful in the criminal justice system: the District Attorney.

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Massachusetts Republican John Kingston is vying for his party's nomination to face incumbent Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren this November. This is an extended interview with WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Josh Landes. An excerpt aired on WAMC’s Midday Magazine Feb. 27.

   The abrupt exit of Stan Rosenberg from the presidency of the Massachusetts Senate has led to speculation about who will be the leader of the chamber in 2019.   Another Democrat from western Massachusetts is considering running for Senate President.

A powerful member of the Massachusetts House leadership from western Massachusetts has decided not to run for re-election this year.

      A veteran state legislator from western Massachusetts  says he is going to retire.

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a $41 billion budget proposal today, beginning a process to have a spending plan in place for the state for the fiscal year starting July 1st.  As always, one of the big unknowns is how much money will the state actually collect to balance the books.


Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker delivered this third State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday night.


    The top election official in Massachusetts has scheduled the state’s 2018 primary for September 4th — the day after Labor Day.  Secretary of State William Galvin is also proposing legislation to allow five days of early voting for the primaries.

   The stage is being set for a fight in Massachusetts’ highest court over whether a question on raising taxes on the rich can appear on next year’s ballot.

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   There was confirmation today that Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will run for reelection in 2018.


Voters in Massachusetts in 2018 may decide on a major tax cut, raising the minimum wage, and putting a surtax on the state’s highest earners along with several other issues that have been cleared legally as potential ballot questions.


The field of Republicans looking to take on Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren next year is growing.

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      Massachusetts legislators are expected to vote Wednesday to put the so-called millionaire’s tax on the 2018 election ballot.  A new report from a well-respected fiscal watchdog group warns the proposal to raise taxes on the rich to bring in more revenue could backfire.

Environmentalist and entrepreneur Bob Massie is running for governor in Massachusetts.


Gearing up for a reelection campaign next year, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren today continued a recent series of meetings with Massachusetts constituents.

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        The first Democrat has formally announced a run for governor of Massachusetts in 2018.