In this week's issue of The Phoenix -- in print and online now -- I have a few things to check out. I have a feature looking at the race between state senate president Therese Murray and second-time Republican challenger Tom Keyes. I also have a column lamenting the lack of debates (and attention to debates) in Massachusetts congressional races.
And, I have a fun little item comparing the Klout scores (a measure of social-media influence) of the 13 Boston City Councilors.
But I know what you're thinking -- what are the Klout scores of other Massachusetts pols? Well, I've got your answer right here on the blog.
Here are all of the ones I know of with a Klout score of 50 or above (the scale goes to 100). These scores were as of a week ago, so some might have shifted slightly -- however, in the most heated battle, I can tell you that as of this morning Elizabeth Warren remains just barely ahead of Scott Brown.
John Kerry, US Senator 85Deval Patrick, Governor (official) 83Elizabeth Warren, US Senate candidate 83Scott Brown, US Senator (campaign) 82Scott Brown, US Senator (official) 80Ed Markey, US Rep (campaign) 79Joe Kennedy, US Rep candidate 78Niki Tsongas, US Rep (campaign) 75Tito Jackson, Boston councilor 72Martha Coakley, Attorney General (campaign) 71Bill Keating, US Rep (official) 71Carlos Henriquez, state rep 65Tom Menino, Boston mayor (official) 65Deval Patrick, Governor (campaign) 65Katherine Clark, state senator 63Sean Bielat, US Rep candidate 62Ayanna Pressley, Boston councilor 61Felix Arroyo, Boston councilor 59Richard Tisei, US Rep candidate 58Martha Coakley, Attorney General (official) 56Tim Murray, Lt Governor (official) 56Jesse Mermell, Brookline selectman 55Dan Winslow, state rep 55Matt O'Malley, Boston councilor 54Jamie Eldridge, state senator 53Steve Grossman, Treasurer (campaign) 53Niki Tsongas, US Rep (official) 52Joe Curtatone, Somerville mayor 51Kim Driscoll, Salem mayor 51Richard Moore, state senator 50Christopher Sheldon, US Rep candidate 50John Tierney, US Rep (official) 50