Boston may be the epicenter of Massachusetts politics, but the effects of suburbanization are undeniable. At the moment, neither the senate president nor the speaker of the house lives in the city. And in two years, the unthinkable could become reality: Boston might not have a single congressman resident in its borders.
In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I write about Republican hopes of winning US House seats here in Massachusetts. Despite being the home of the Scott Brown phenomenon that launched all the talk of a GOP tsunami, it's not clear that Massachusetts Dems will actually end up losing any of the 10 seats they've held for over a decade.
Let's face facts, my Bay State Republican friends -- including you, Charlie Baker: in the best election cycle you've had in years to topple the Democratic Congressional incumbents, you find yourself three days away from the primaries knowing virtually nothing about your candidates for federal office.
I'm not talking about their positions on the issues -- which, as I've written before, are problematic enough