iOS app Android app

Massachusetts Special Election

Amanda Terkel

Carl Sciortino, Gay Congressional Candidate, Picks Up Big Endorsement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Progressive Change Campaign Committee endorsed Carl Sciortino Jr. on Wednesday, singling him out of a field of seven Democrats vying...

New Era of 'Open Debates' Begins In Elizabeth Warren's Backyard

Adam Green | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Adam Green

Open Debates will be a game changer in our political process -- ensuring that questions get asked that the public actually cares about. What starts in Massachusetts will hopefully become the norm for local, state, congressional, and even presidential debates in the future.

Jason Linkins

Ed Markey Makes Closing Argument | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

According to the folks at HuffPost Pollster, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is currently ahead in all polls, with our polling average putting him a shade un...

Scott Brown Campaigning For GOP Senate Hopeful

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

After passing on the chance to return to the Senate and keeping a low profile during the special election race in Massachusetts, former Sen. Scott Bro...

Paul Blumenthal

New Super PAC Backs Gomez In Massachusetts | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A recently founded super PAC called Americans for Progressive Action is launching a six-figure ad buy to support Republican candidate Ga...

Obama Returns To Campaign Trail For Dem Candidate

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama travels to Massachusetts on Wednesday to offer a boost to U....

Poll Shows Good News For Dem In Senate Race

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

By Scott Malone June 5 (Reuters) - Veteran Democratic Congressman Ed Markey has extended his lead over Republican Gabriel Gomez in the...

Warren Doubles Goal In McConnell Challenge

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

A fundraising push by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on behalf of Massachusetts Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) more than doubled a goal se...

GOP Candidate Unleashes False Attack On Opponent | D’Angelo Gore | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Republican Gabriel Gomez falsely claims his opponent in the Massachusetts Senate race blamed ...

Voters Deciding Candidates For Big Fight

Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

By BOB SALSBERG AND STEVE LEBLANC, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — Massachusetts voters on Tuesday will decide Tuesday which Republican and Democra...

Polls Point One Way In Massachusetts Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey continues to lead fellow Rep. Stephen Lynch in Massachusetts' Democratic primary to fill John Kerry's vacated Senate seat, recent polli...

Poll: Ed Markey Takes The Lead

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is in an advantageous position over Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) in the Democratic primary for a Massachusetts special Senate...

Openly Gay Lawmaker Announces Early Bid For Ed Markey's Seat

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts state Rep. Carl Sciortino (D) posted an announcement on his Facebook page Friday, stating his intention to run for U.S. Rep. Edward Mark...

Scott Brown In Talks With Fox News

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has been in talks with Fox News regarding a possible role as a contributor to the network, Politico's Mike Allen con...

Luke Johnson

Patrick Names Senate Replacement | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) on Wednesday appointed William "Mo" Cowan to the Senate seat vacated by newly confirmed Secretary o...

Scott Brown Reportedly 'Leaning Strongly' Towards Senate Bid

Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is likely to run in the upcoming special election to replace outgoing Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the Associated Pres...

Dates For Contentious Massachusetts Election Announced

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Secretary of State William P. Galvin announced dates on Monday for the state's special election, which will occur upon the confirmation ...

Lynch Responds To Report That He Will Run For Senate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 1:40 p.m. -- Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) dismissed the Boston Globe report that he was planning to run for Senate in Massachusetts in a subse...

WATCH: Lawrence O'Donnell's Odd Demand

Posted 01.09.2013 | Media

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell made a rather odd demand on his Tuesday MSNBC show: appoint me as Massachusetts interim senator. Massachusetts will hos...

Brown Expresses Doubts About Possible Opponent's Residency

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

Outgoing Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) expressed doubts about the Massachusetts residency of Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) in a radio appeara...

Massachusetts Democrat Announces Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is running for the seat expected to be vacated by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) upon his confirmation as secretary of state, the ...

As Massachusetts Goes, So May America in November

John B. Stimpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John B. Stimpson

If the GOP can broaden their message to include candidates who identify as Republican, even if their views are not totally in sync with those of the larger Party, as Massachusetts goes so may America come November.

Attention Democrats: When the House Is on Fire, Don't Cower, Grab a Hose

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Voters are angry, and while it is illogical that people seem to be looking to break the gridlock in Washington by voting in Republicans who are no better, the anger is based on real concerns.

Losing the 60th Vote Is Bad for Democrats, but It May Save Obama

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

If one is to draw a lesson for national politics from Massachusetts, it is less about policy -- the notion that the Massachusetts electorate was voicing its opposition to federal health care legislation -- than about politics.

"New York and Cali and Jersey, Oh My!" Punch-Drunk Republicans Predict a Revolution in November

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Whether it's GOP head Michael Steele, pols, or right wing media spinheads, conservatives have been giddily regurgitating ad nauseum about how the "country is undergoing a massive shift to the right," as Sean Hannity disingenuously boasts.