Who done it? Presumably Doug Rubin, political consultant for both Steve Pagliuca (in '09) and Elizabeth Warren (now). An eagle-eyed sleuth claims to have solved the case -- watch the evidence yourself:
Lots of questions already piling up for Ask Me Anything Day! "DC Observer" asks:
Who are the early Democratic frontrunners to challenge Brown in 2012?
Do you see a member of the Cong. Delegation? A former member like
Meehan? Someone from state politics? Private sector?
I think that Meehan is very likely. A congressman would have to give up his seat to run, which seems unlikely unless the GOP really does take over the majority in the House (and looks likely to keep it after 2012), although a couple would be sorely tempted.
"Joe" asks, via email:
Any chance that Steve Pagliuca, despite his last place finish in the Senate primary, might be tempted to jump into the Democratic race for Governor. Deval looks vulnerable, to say the least, and money is clearly not an issue for Steve.
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.