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Perdue wins Senate primary, will face Nunn

David Perdue, a former CEO  of Dollar General, narrowly defeated US Representative Jack Kingston.

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David Perdue, a former chief executive of Dollar General, won Tuesday’s Republican runoff in Georgia to become his party’s Senate nominee.

Coakley’s Partners settlement tripping up Baker, Grossman

You don’t have to go to the beach to look for flip-flops this summer. There’s a pair in the gubernatorial race.

Voters split on sheltering migrant children in Mass.

A Globe poll found Mass. voters split on providing temporary shelter for up to 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children on a state air base.

Perdue wins Senate primary, will face Nunn

David Perdue, a former chief executive of Dollar General, won Tuesday’s Republican runoff in Georgia to become his party’s Senate nominee.

POLITICAL HAPPY HOUR: July 22, 2014

Political Happy Hour: Police chiefs blast Senate over gun bill | Massachusetts children doing well | Baker emphasizes socially moderate brand | Old congressman finds out about Kardashians

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Clockwise from top left: Republican Karyn Polito, Democrat Leland Cheung, Democrat Mike Lake, and Democrat Steve Kerrigan.

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Clockwise from top left: Republican Karyn Polito, Democrat Leland Cheung, Democrat Mike Lake, and Democrat Steve Kerrigan.

Is a lieutenant governor even needed?

Seven hopefuls are championing not only their candidacies but also the indispensability of the office. By Akilah Johnson

Tracking the stories that the Massachusetts political community is talking about on Twitter.
Each week SocialSphere, in partnership with The Boston Globe, ranks the most influential political voices on Twitter.

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The office of Massachusetts lieutenant governor isn’t particularly glamorous, but some lieutenants have gone on to later fame of all sorts.

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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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