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Dead Blogging The Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debate #2

The first Boston Media Consortium bakeoff (accent on Con, since it required participants to raise $100,000 by October 1, even though the debate took place on September 21), proceeded smartly last night, thanks in no small part to moderator John … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debate

The bell rang last night on WBZ-TV for the real opening round of the Massachusetts governor’s race (up to now it’s been mostly about money and media). The main event was Gov. Deval Patrick (D-We’re Number Whatever!) vs. GOP challenger … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The Cape Wind Gubernatorial Debate

As Bob Keough (late of MassINC and currently of the Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs office) happily remarked afterward, (paraphrase here) who woulda thunk that the first gubernatorial debate would be about Cape Wind? But it was. And it was … Continue reading

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MA Gov Race Social Media Scorecard

Conventional wisdom says in political campaigns nowadays, the Internet diversifies while television amplifies. The TV air war in the Massachusetts gubernatorial race has so far been dominated by the National Governors Association’s $2 million ad blitz targeting mostly independent Tim … Continue reading

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Republican Gunsels Association

For the past couple of months, the Republican Governors Association has run a relentless stream of TV spots sandblasting Tim Cahill, the Independent candidate for Massachusetts governor. Their latest effort is here. Not content with just pummeling Cahill, the RGA … Continue reading

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What Can (Scott) Brown Do For You?

First it was Massachusetts Independent gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill knocking off the aw-shucks-why-are-they-so-mean-to-me schtick that Scott Brown (R-Why Are They So Mean to Me?) used very effectively in his upset Senate run. Cahill video (complete with Browniak sweater and kitchen … Continue reading

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WBZ’s (Head)Spin-O-Meter

On WBZ Tuesday night, Jon Keller’s vaunted Spin-O-Meter went all Linda Blair when the TV spot Keller had just ad-watched ran right after his segment. Here’s what Keller reported. And then that very spot from the Republican Governors Association ran: … Continue reading

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How Many Mitt Romneys Can Dance On The Head Of A Pin (Part One)?

Even before ObamaCare squck through Capitol Hill, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Massachusetts Is My Best Punchline) was furiously moonwalking away from RomneyCare, the virtually identical healthcare reform legislation Romney signed into law four years ago. Now that ObamaCare has passed, … Continue reading

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Mullen The Consequences

From the Sunday Boston Globe takedown of Massachusetts Treasury Secretary Tim Cahill: Cahill awarded the lucrative advertising contract for the Massachusetts Lottery, which he controls, to the Boston ad firm Hill Holliday in 2003, despite a staff recommendation that another … Continue reading

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