Robert McCarthy of Watertown leads the money race, in the state senate special election to succeed Steve Tolman. (My recent article about that race is here.) According to pre-primary campaign-finance reports filed today, McCarthy raised $78,750 through November 25, which was the end of thereporting period. He has reported another $2500 in large donations since then, under state "late contribution" reporting requirements.
With Newt Gingrich surging in the polls, I thought I'd reach back to something I wrote in June 2009. With Sarah Palin resigning as Alaska Governor, I wrote a feature article about the movement conservative marketplace she was entering.
...if she's looking for a model of success, she
would do well to study at the feet of the master: former Speaker of the
House Newt Gingrich.
Judge Frances McIntyre extended the temporary restraining order, barring Boston from evicting the Occupy Boston campers, until she issues her decision on a preliminary injunction -- which she hopes to do "on or before December 15."
That's a short-term victory for the movement, and in my opinion not a small one -- the city provided some compelling testimony regarding the safety hazards at the encampment, which could easily have persuaded McIntyre to act more swiftly, or even to lift the restraining order.