Anthony Cignoli


Political consultants, pundits, and politicians paid attention to the off-year municipal elections in western Massachusetts Tuesday for clues to what voters are looking for heading into 2016 with the presidency and many federal and state offices at stake.

There were few surprises, or even close calls, for most of the mayors running for re-election Tuesday, but that does not mean they had an easy time of it, according to Springfield-based political consultant Tony Cignoli.

       WAMC"s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield Massachusetts based political consultant Anthony Cignoli, who commented on the political impact of Thursday's US Supreme Court ruling.