Suddenly we have real sprint with an unknown outcome for Boston mayor. We covered the newly combined campaign of Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon to unseat Mayor Tom Menino.
Most folk had written off challenger Flaherty, who won the right in the preliminary to go head to head with Boston’s longest-serving CEO. The new combo asserts […]

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Big Filter Podcast

September 24, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Around Massachusetts, Tuesday was a pretty good time for political challengers. Numerous cities and towns had strong anti-incumbent drivers for mayor and council.
We spent a lot of time on Boston in the podcast. The mayor had three viable challengers and 15 at-large council candidates elbowed for the eight slots in the general on November 3rd. […]

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If you’re in MA, you should be voting on our regular podcast day. Listen to us on Thursday this week for a recap of the preliminary contests.
We’ll talk about what the winnowing means and who skipped their preliminaries. Sure, we’ll do the hotly contested Boston mayoral and councilor races, but, wait, there’s more!
If you can […]

We honestly thought we were through holding forth on replacing Ted Kennedy in the U.S. Senate. Yet, the candidates come and go with astonishing frequency.
Ryan and Mike discussed who’s still in, who was in but no longer is and who else pulled nomination papers in the past couple of days. We have figured on a […]

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We thought we had done the Ted Kennedy replacement podcast. The changes came fast and varied…and continue to do so. We talked about who was in and pulled back, who jumped in when Joe Kennedy didn’t run, and who is ready to announce any moment now.
The Dems look like they’ll make a real shoving match. […]

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Ted Kennedy 2.0 Podcast

September 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Who’s up for the race(s) to replace Ted Kennedy in the U.S. Senate? We paraded the likely candidates and scripts today.
The first deep wrinkle is that existing MA law requires a special election. Four years ago when we had a Republican Governor (Bill Weld) and junior Sen. John Kerry was running for President, the legislature […]

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