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Same Old Faces

If you're wondering who the geniuses are behind the political campaigns in Massachusetts this year — the strategists, media firms, ad teams, and fundraisers — well, it's a lot of the same folks who have been behind Massachusetts campaigns for a long time
It's an outsider's year for candidates, but the consultants are old Beacon Hill mainstays. Plus, who spent what at the conventions, and Baker goes on TV first.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 25, 2010

Why the Banner didn't endorse for mayor


Back in July, when Boston Mayor Tom Menino arranged a $200,000 loan that allowed the endangered Bay State Banner to resume publication, Globe columnist Adrian...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 29, 2009
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Yoon or Flaherty

Boston voters will go to the polls in less than seven weeks to choose two candidates, out of the four now running, to face off against each other in November's mayoral election.
Who will win the chance to challenge Menino?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 14, 2009
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Menino’s hit list

At a recent political event, Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino asked Robert Crane, the former long-time state treasurer, how many years he had held that office.
40 potential candidates for the 2009 election who could take on the mayor — if they have the courage.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 28, 2007
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Deadbeat universities

No college should be allowed to cry poverty to get out of PILOT anymore.
It’s time for higher education to pay its fair share of city costs. Plus, how to improve the Boston City Council.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 14, 2007
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Sweeping up

Whether by design or dumb luck, Governor Deval Patrick has managed to depoliticize the news coming from Beacon Hill.
Deval Patrick’s late appointments show a surer hand at the wheel
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 30, 2007


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Seven for seven

While coverage of the Red Sox is always excessive (except for the sweet deals they get from the politicians, but whatever), the arrival of Daisuke Matsuzaka will make things even worse than usual.
What’s news in the New Year? Plan on these stories dominating Boston’s media landscape.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 29, 2006
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Deval’s dance with labor

One of the most revealing currents political observers will soon be watching is how Governor Deval Patrick deals with organized labor.
Unions spent more to help get Deval Patrick elected than he did. But does that mean he’s in their pocket?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 13, 2006
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Too much information?

It’s not often that the Globe makes the Herald look restrained, but it happened earlier this month.
Revisiting the Globe ’s gang-truce scoop. Plus, Deval Patrick scolds the media, and the problem with Blue Mass Group’s success.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 07, 2006
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Council contortions

For more than a generation, being president of the Boston City Council was a springboard to the mayor’s office.
Boston’s city councilors are jockeying to be the next mayor — but that’s yesterday’s playbook
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 06, 2006
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Patrick’s to-do list

Deval Patrick has plenty to do in the first few months, what with choosing staff and building relationships. But even as that happens, there are issues that simply can’t wait for action.
Enjoy the party, Deval — and then get to work. Here are the top 10 items demanding action ASAP.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 08, 2006


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Ground game

Forget Deval Patrick’s 5000-person rally on Boston Common last weekend. A humbler event that took place a few days earlier — an October 11 community meeting in Quincy — offers keener insight into the Patrick-campaign ethos.
Deval Patrick’s extreme grassroots approach
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 20, 2006
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The Italian job

One basic premise unites the men and women who run for office and the men and women who cover their campaigns: when candidates talk, people care what they have to say.
Patrick and Healey shill for votes on the North Shore
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 11, 2006

Primary choler

David Eichenbaum has no regrets about the ad campaign his Washington, DC, political media firm Struble Eichenbaum created for local entrepreneur Chris Gabrieli.
Gabrieli ad man whacks Globe
By JOHN CARROLL  |  October 04, 2006
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She’s number four

Grace Ross is dressing me down. “You didn’t do your homework,” says Ross, the Green-Rainbow Party’s candidate for governor, her tone a mix of disappointment and frustration.
Can Grace Ross get a little respect?
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 27, 2006
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Confront taxes

Dear Deval: you’re almost there.
To win, Deval Patrick needs to pull the rug out from under Kerry Healey
By EDITORIAL  |  September 22, 2006


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These people deserve a drink!

Chris Gabrieli spent something like $12 million on his campaign, so you’d think he could have ponied up for an open bar at his election-night event at the Westin Copley Place on Tuesday night.
With the Gabrieli Campaign  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 20, 2006
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The electoral potential of Deval Patrick’s pitch

When Deval Patrick’s landslide win in Tuesday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary gets parsed in the coming days, much attention will be paid to the formidable organization Patrick built in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Slideshow: Deval Patrick
Starry-eyed dreamer
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 20, 2006
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Kicking and screaming

Every four years, right around Labor Day, the interests of the Massachusetts Democratic Party and the Democratic candidates for governor become almost totally divergent.
How much Democratic bad blood is too much?
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 15, 2006
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For governor: Deval Patrick

Progressive and reform-minded voters have two excellent choices in next week’s Democratic primary for governor: Chris Gabrieli and Deval Patrick.
Plus, endorsements for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, Ninth Congressional District, and Second Suffolk
By EDITORIAL  |  September 15, 2006
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Debate and switch

By the end of last Thursday’s Democratic gubernatorial debate, it was Kaddish for Tom Reilly, at least according to everybody in the chin-strokerati (except the Boston Herald ’s Howie “Bleep Conventional Wisdom” Carr).
As The Globe Turns On Reilly
By JOHN CARROLL  |  September 13, 2006


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The First Annual Spotty Awards

Say, those Emmy Awards last week were something else, eh?
Our prestigious award for standout achievement in political something or other
By JOHN CARROLL  |  September 06, 2006
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Imagine all the Democrats

There are two big things worth knowing about the battle for the Democratic governor’s nomination. The race is a doozy and barely anyone cares.
How would the party’s three Corner-Office hopefuls run Massachusetts?
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 01, 2006
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Putting the ‘e’ in campaigns

It’s becoming clear that there’s more to the political blogosphere than just blahg, blahg, blahg.
The netroots get real in the Bay State, and the secret behind Joan Vennochi’s e-coup.
By JOHN CARROLL  |  August 30, 2006
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Battle of the second bananas

Being Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts has its headaches.
Three Democrats want to be Lieutenant Governor. Who’s the party’s best bet?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 28, 2006
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The incompetence candidate

When Martin Lomasney ruled Boston’s West End a century ago, dirty tricks were key to his political success — but so was discretion.
Tom Reilly stumbles again
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 17, 2006


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Grading the ads

With just a month to go before primary day in Massachusetts, it’s a good time to issue midterm grades for the gubernatorial advertising campaigns.
Reilly, Healey, and Gabrieli
By JOHN CARROLL  |  August 17, 2006
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Spin Cyle: WooTube

While the moneybags candidates in this fall’s statewide races (C’mon down, Kerry Healey and Chris Gabrieli!) pump millions into television advertising, some less well-heeled campaigns have turned to YouTube.com, the free lunch of video clips. John Bon
Pols get dirty with video
By JOHN CARROLL  |  August 15, 2006
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Global Murder

Forget the Greens and Libertarians. It’s the Couch-Potato Party that will be the next alternative force in Massachusetts politics.
Plus, can Healey speak for herself?
By JOHN CARROLL  |  August 03, 2006

The fallout

The political fallout from Monday’s Big Dig collapse won’t be limited to Mitt Romney’s national ambitions.
 
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 12, 2006