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  • January 21, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Bart D" returns us to the arcanery of obscure Massachusetts politics, asking:

    What do you think Mike Lake's next move is? Is he done? 20% of the vote wasn't bad for a first timer running statewide.

    I definitely do not think he's done in politics -- his Quixotic run for state auditor impressed a lot of people, and demonstrated his organizational power.

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  • September 01, 2010
    By David S. Bernstein

    Over the course of the year I have occasionally remarked that it's typical of Massachusetts Democrats that, in a year where voters are clearly angry at insider Beacon Hill Democrats, the party is rallying around former party chairman Steve Grossman and former Deval Patrick campaign political director Suzanne Bump, for the open statewide offices of treasurer and auditor.

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  • June 09, 2010
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Boston Bertie" asks:

    What happened to Guy Glodis at the Democratic State Convention. He seemed to spend a lot of resources to win the party's nod - and was heavily favored. Yet he actually got less votes than Suzanne Bump. Do you buy his spin that he threw Mike Lake a load of votes to get him on the ballot? And on another note, how did you rank the videos/speeches/presentations at the Convention?

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  • April 27, 2010
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Boston Bertie" asks:

    Looking forward to the Democratic Convention in June - couple of questions:

    1. Will Grace Ross get the 15% to get on the ballot? And if so, where do these delegates come from - Tim Cahill Supporters in Norfolk County, maybe?

    2. Will Mike Lake get his 15% and make the ballot in a tough three-way fight for delegates for Sate Auditor?

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  • March 24, 2010
    By David S. Bernstein

    Mike Lake is running for state Auditor at just 31 years old, which has prompted questions about his experience -- and whether he may be inflating his bio to make himself appear more qualified than he is.

    After looking into it, and speaking with Lake, I would say that the answer may lie in the eye of the beholder -- or perhaps in the sometimes subtle distinction between implication and inference.

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  • February 09, 2010
    By David S. Bernstein

    Somerville's seven Ward Democratic Party Committees held their caucuses last night, to elect delegates to the state convention. All other committees aren't allowed to start holding caucuses until Wednesday, but apparently Somerville is special. (I'm told that it was the only time they could get home-town boy Congressman Michael Capuano to speak, so the state party gave them a waiver.

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