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Will Massachusetts Stay Left on Governor Election?
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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

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The Answers to Your Very Basic Democratic Convention FAQs
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Unless you are a) running for governor or b) working for someone who is running for governor, chances are you haven’t been paying attention to the governor’s race. Don’t worry about it too much — the candidates haven’t really been paying that much attention to you either. Instead, the Democrats have devoted the last few months to courting the 4,000 – odd hardcore party members who attended the party convention last weekend in Worcester. (The Republicans held their convention last March in Boston). And their vote on Sunday radically changed the course of the race, knocking out two democratic campaigns entirely and propelling Attorney General Martha Coakley, State Treasurer Steve Grossman, and former Medicaid head Donald Berwick into the primary. More