massachusetts governor's race 2014

A Quinnipiac University Poll shows Connecticut's race for governor is a dead heat.

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Entering the final weekend before the Massachusetts primaries, one gubernatorial candidate will spend time in the county farthest from the state capital.

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Primary elections in Massachusetts are less than one week away and elected officials in largely Democratic Berkshire County are overwhelmingly supporting one gubernatorial candidate, even though another is a Berkshires native.

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A super PAC supporting Steve Grossman, a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor, is using a new television ad to tout the endorsement of a key backer — Grossman's 92-year-old mother.

Berkshire political leaders are overwhelmingly supporting Treasurer Steve Grossman in his bid for Massachusetts governor even though fellow Democrat Martha Coakley is from North Adams.

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In less than three weeks, Massachusetts Democrats will decide which of three gubernatorial candidates to send to November’s general election.

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In less than three weeks, people in Massachusetts will decide which gubernatorial candidates will face off in November’s general election. In the meantime, the endorsed Democratic candidate has some ground to make up.

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Massachusetts attorney general and Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley will be in Pittsfield tomorrow for the city’s street festival.

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Following on the heels of two fellow Democrats vying to be the next governor of Massachusetts, Don Berwick released his first television ad Monday.

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The campaign of Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley is lashing out at rival Steve Grossman after an attack ad was released by a SuperPAC supporting Grossman.

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Independent Evan Falchuk became the first gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts to officially qualify for the November ballot Monday.

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 his campaign website.

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The Massachusetts Democratic Party endorsed state Treasurer Steve Grossman for governor at its two-day convention in Worcester over the weekend. Two other party members also made September’s primary ballot.

“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.”

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Massachusetts Democrats will flock to Worcester today for the party’s state convention this weekend.

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The five Democratic candidates for governor of Massachusetts all agree the state is on the right track but admit there are problems within Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration that need to be fixed. That message resounded through a 90-minute debate Tuesday.

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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.

Republicans opposed to gas tax indexing believe the issue could resonate strongly with independents and moderate Democrats.

The Democrat-controlled Legislature last year raised the gasoline tax from 21 cents to 24 cents a gallon and indexed the tax to inflation.

Election season in Massachusetts features a host of statewide races, but will the reliably blue Berkshires have a role to play?

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Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates are weighing in on last week’s sudden closure of North Adams Regional Hospital and the ongoing work to restore emergency services in the region.

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Eight Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates discussed LBGT issues during a forum in Boston Tuesday night.

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Juliette Kayyem, a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor, was in Pittsfield Friday, making the latest stop on her Gateway Cities’ tour.

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.

In Massachusetts, the Democratic fields for governor and lieutenant governor are pretty packed, but that’s not the case on the Republican side.

In line with a trend that started in the early 1990s and worked successfully until the election of Democratic Governor Deval Patrick in 2006, two Republicans vying for the top two state offices are teaming up ahead of November’s election to replace Patrick, who is not seeking a third term.

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Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman is racking up endorsements in his bid for governor as the contest for the Democratic Party nomination enters an important phase.

BOSTON (AP) — It's becoming more expensive to run for office as a Republican in Massachusetts.

The state Republican Party has announced that it’s charging candidates for governor $25,000 to speak at its upcoming state convention.

That cost, double what it was in 2010, is among several increases the party imposed on candidates this year to recoup the expenses of running the convention, which traditionally loses money.

The new fees include a $10,000 surcharge for candidates vying for contested seats.

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Democratic candidates vying to be the next governor of Massachusetts took part in a meet and greet in Pittsfield Sunday.

More than 250 people showed up to hear the views and ask questions of the five Democrats aiming to be the commonwealth’s next governor. Democratic Governor Deval Patrick is not seeking a third term. U.S. Senator Edward Markey kicked off the event by rallying the supporters.

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A Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts spoke to supporters in Pittsfield Tuesday night.

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Democratic candidates for governor and lieutenant governors visited western Massachusetts Wednesday.

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Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman was in Pittsfield Wednesday as he ramps up his campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Covering a wide range of topics, Grossman spoke with about 20 people at the Democratic Berkshires Brigades in downtown Pittsfield. If elected, the treasurer says he aims to create 50,000 manufacturing jobs over five years, especially in places like Pittsfield.

Coakley Continues Tour in Berkshires

Sep 18, 2013
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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley continues her statewide tour after announcing a run for Governor in 2014.

Berkshire Democrats Mixed on Coakley's Run

Sep 16, 2013

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced she will run for governor in 2014, but Democrats in the western part of the state are ambivalent.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced a run for governor.  She joins an already crowded Democratic field for the 2014 election.

Stressing  job creation, economic development, and education the state’s  top prosecutor, Martha Coakley entered the 2014 fray for governor Monday morning.  She greeted people at a diner in her home town of Medford, the first stop in what her campaign said will be a three-day barnstorming swing that will take her to 18 cities across the state.  Her campaign tour was scheduled to hit western Massachusetts Tuesday.

Draft Charlie Baker for Governor 2014

Republicans in Western Massachusetts are reacting to Charlie Baker’s announcement that he will once again run for governor.