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Crist continues comeback in Fla. as Democrat

Former Florida governor Charlie Crist hugged his running mate, Annette Taddeo, at their victory party Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist easily defeated former state senator Nan Rich as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

Steve Grossman to tap own wealth for TV ads

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Grossman is putting up $200,000 of his own money to bolster a final-week advertising blitz.

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Tolman apologizes for calling Healey’s questions ‘unbecoming’

Attorney general hopeful Warren Tolman apologized for his use of the word during a debate with Maura Healey.

Governor gets bill updating law overseeing National Guard

When Governor Deval Patrick deployed National Guard troops in the wake of Boston Marathon bombings, even trained military police officers couldn’t make an arrest if they saw a crime being committed unless they had been deputized by a local sheriff. Under a bill on his desk, the governor will be able to grant members of the National Guard trained as military police officers the power of arrest when they are deployed in response to an emergency in the state.

Even before primary, GOP PAC takes aim at Coakley

Less than two weeks before the state primary, the general election campaign for governor has already begun.

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Warren Tolman (left) and Maura Healey are running for attorney general.

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Attorney general race splits Democrats’ hearts, minds

Candidates for attorney general Warren Tolman and Maura Healey are tapping into different impulses within the party.

Weekly poll

Voters aren’t eager for more charter schools

Voter support for more charter schools in Massachusetts appears to be weak, according to a new Boston Globe poll.

Former Presidents George H. W. Bush, right, and George W. Bush.

George W. Bush not the first president to write about his dad, the president

John Quincy Adams started working on a biography of his father, John Adams, generations before George W. Bush’s project.

Celeste Ribeiro Myers spoke at a kick-off party for her campaign.

In East Boston race, casino battle plays out once again

Celeste Ribeiro Myers is waging an uphill battle to unseat state Representative Carlo Basile in a campaign focused on gambling.

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Jim O’Sullivan writes about politics for The Boston Globe. Previously, he was White House correspondent and chief analyst for National Journal in Washington, D.C.

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Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

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