Tag Archives: Charlie Baker

Conflict of Interest at Politico Massachusetts Playbook (II)

Well the hardworking staff wandered into a bit of a quagmire yesterday when we looked at the confluence of a Massachusetts Playbook ad and some Massachusetts Playbook editorial content that both seemed to have the same objective: to boost the expansion … Continue reading

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Conflict of Interest at Politico’s Massachusetts Playbook?

Well the hardworking staff was just sitting here in the Global Worldwide Headquarters minding our own business, when this popped up on the Twitters.     Of course we immediately asked Dan Currie if he has any connection to the … Continue reading

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Michael Dukakis Is Snow Blind About the Blizzard of ’78

The hardworking staff yields to no man in our admiration and respect for former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, but we fear the Duke’s memory is starting to fade a bit. Dukakis held a press avail after Wednesday’s Summit o’ the … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Says Bay State (Hearts) Charlie Baker

Snow kidding: The current issue of The Atlantic features this piece by Molly Ball. The Bluest Republican Why staunchly Democratic Massachusetts loves its new GOP governor “Mark Wahlberg is asking me for a pardon?,” Charlie Baker said as he folded … Continue reading

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Why Are the News Media Ignoring Evan Falchuk?

Is it just us, or is the Massachusetts news media ignoring at least the subhed from last night’s election results? Try this: Martha Coakley Loses to Evan Falchuk Here’s the final vote tally (via the Boston Globe): What Falchuk has … Continue reading

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Coakley Took More of a Beating Than the Giants Last Night

The hardworking staff is guessing that most of you splendid readers didn’t spend much time watching the Kansas City Royals pummel the San Francisco Giants last night, as the Jints pounded the ball into the ground(out) for seven innings against the … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Mean! (Martha Chokeley Edition)

Massachusetts Attorney General and gubernatorial wannabe Martha Coakley just can’t escape her past (see: 2010 U.S. Senate special election). Thus – inevitably – this piece by Ben Schreckinger appeared in the latest edition of Politico Magazine.   Martha Chokeley Is … Continue reading

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More Than One Hitch To Baker/Polito Union

The shotgun wedding between Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker and lieutenant governor hopeful Karyn Polito had its engagement announcement in Monday’s Boston Globe. Running mate issue gets thornier for Charlie Baker Karyn E. Polito, the former Republican legislator who lost a 2010 … Continue reading

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Baker’s Double In Boston Globe?

Would Charlie Baker by any other name be more electable? From today’s Boston Globe (print headline): Baker working to project a warmer image GOP candidate for governor vows to listen, not repeat ’10 mistakes SWAMPSCOTT — Seated next to his wife on … Continue reading

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Boston Herald A Day Late, $500,000 Short On Mayoral Race

Preliminary indications are that our feisty local tabloid is taking a pass on the Boston mayoral race. The first competitive City Hall election in 20 years is apparently less important than the non-existent political career of a certain Scott Brown … Continue reading

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