Anthony Cignoli

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     Democrats in the Massachusetts Senate moved this week to address a leadership crisis that was threatening to drown the legislative agenda in the final few months of the two-year session.

Iowa is in the rear view mirror as the presidential candidates focus on New Hampshire where the first-in-the-nation primary takes place next Tuesday. 

Springfield-based political consultant Anthony Cignoli has advised campaigns in New Hampshire in the past. He is not associated with any presidential campaign this year.  Cignoli spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.


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.