Earlier today, Massachusetts Gubernatorial candidate Evan Falchuk joined us in studio. He responded to the judge’s ruling that kept him out of last night’s NECN-sponsored debate between Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley. We also asked him about The Boston Globe’s endorsement of Mr. Baker for Governor of the Commonwealth. More
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It’s been almost eight years since Massachusetts had a Republican governor, but for many it feels like a lot longer. Since Deval Patrick took office in 2007, Massachusetts has continued to confirm itself as a bastion of progressive politics. With the exception of Scott Brown’s two-year tenure as a US Senator, most major victories have belonged to the left. With the next gubernatorial election just over four months away, Massachusetts appears poised to elect another Democrat to run the state. More
Background: We have another doctor in the house: Avellone was a surgeon for years before going over to the healthcare side of things. He’s currently the Corporate Senior Vice President at PAREXEL International, a global bio-pharmaceutical research company.
Trivia: Watch out – Avellone played rugby while at Dartmouth. Photo evidence could not be found. Did we mention rugby is essentially more complicated football without helmets?
President Barack Obama has been speaking out for years in favor of an increase in the federal minimum wage, but due to the resistance from most Republicans to most of Obama’s ideas, it’s unclear that any kind of increase will be passed at the federal level.
Party: Progressive Democrat
Background: Berwick (that’s Dr. Berwick to you) has gone from pediatrician, to Obama’s Medicaid man, to gubernatorial candidate
Trivia: Berwick learned how to cross country ski when he lived in Alaska, and hasn’t been able to quit the stuff.