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  • December 23, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    --Gotta figure Anthony Galluccio has to resign at this point.

    --My best wishes to Teresa Heinz Kerry, who is battling breast cancer. Can't say that's always brought out the best in politician hubbies, but I suspect John's a good guy in that respect, dontcha think?

    --Also, best wishes to GOP Congressional candidate Bill Hudak (challenging John Tierney in the 6th district), whose home suffered a bad fire this weekend.

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  • December 11, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Frank" asks:

    What do you think of Cahill's chances in the 2010 Gov's race? Can he position himself as a more-credible alternative to Patrick than Baker/Mihos, or is Massachusetts just not ready for a 3rd party candidate?

    I am highly skeptical that Cahill can win. But for the moment, he is keeping himself very credible, and solid in polls.

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  • December 11, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Reuben" asks"

    Predict the field, and rank from most progressive to most conservative (from your own perspective) for the statewide races for 2010: Attorney General; Treasurer; Auditor

    "Anon" asks:

    Can you give us a rundown of who you think will be running for the statewide open seats? In particular, I am interested if you think Andrea Cabral will run for AG or whether she will hold out for a different seat.

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  • December 11, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Anonymous" asks:

    In 2010 elections, are all state senators up for reelection or just half of them?

    And "Shady_Milkman" asks, via Twitter:

    Will there be any competitive races against incumbents for Staterep/senate this year?

    All 40 Massachusetts state senators -- and all 160 state reps -- are up for re-election every two years.

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  • October 02, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Ben" asks:

    "Let's imagine for a second that Capuano takes the senate seat. Besides Joe Kennedy's son and Mike Ross, have you heard rumblings of anyone else laying tentative plans for the MA-8th?"

    I haven't, but I have no doubt there are plenty of wheels spinning in people's heads. I've heard people say Somerville mayor Joe Curtatone could go for it.

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  • October 02, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Joel" asks:

    How many seats (if any) will the Mass GOP pick up in the legislature in 2010?

    That is a great question. Quick wild-guess prediction: they gain one in the senate, and five in the house. In other words, not a huge comeback, but at least a step in the right direction.

    They should gain a lot more, of course. The state is overflowing with disgust for the politicians under the golden dome -- which I don't think is based much on party, but the fact is the incumbents are all Democrats, so anti-incumbent mood has the same effect.

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  • October 02, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    "K B" asks:

    How does Khazei's $1.1 million raised by 9/30 affect the Senate race? And is there ANY way he can surmount the name-recognition barrier?

    The first question really answers the latter: if this fundraising pace continues, then he can rapidly raise his name recognition.

    It's not yet clear to me how impressive the $1.

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  • October 01, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    Matt O'Malley is leaving his post as MassEquality's political director to join the Steve Pagliuca Senate campaign, as its state-wide field co-ordinator. A source in the Pagliuca campaign confirms that O'Malley will begin working for them immediately, while phasing out of his MassEquality position over the next week.

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  • September 30, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    Enthusiasm from supporters was high this morning at the Martha Coakley press conference, where EMILY's List, the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus (MWPC), and a bunch of female state legislators formally expressed their endorsement of the Attorney General in her campaign for the US Senate. Enthusiasm from the press was perhaps more tepid -- I counted only about a dozen journalists in the room.

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  • September 24, 2009
    By David S. Bernstein

    --On September 1st, I predicted on Twitter and Facebook that Paul Kirk would be the temporary Senate appointee -- I believe I was the first to publicly float his name for it. The next day a Boston Phoenix editorial advocating Kirk for the position went online. (To the best of my knowledge, that was also the first place where the point was made that Kennedy's staff had ceased its constituent-services work, and a temporary appointment would allow them to re-start it.

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