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Edward Markey trying to climb ladder in the Senate

In the Senate, Edward J. Markey has less seniority than all but two colleagues.

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Questions over Markey’s effectiveness have become a central issue as his brief term ends and he seeks reelection in November.

A still from an ad by Tom Cotton, a Republican challenging Senator Mark Pryor in Arkansas.

Midterm immigration ads may hurt GOP in 2016

Some worry the midterm rhetoric could complicate the party’s efforts to remold its image to Hispanic voters.

Record on mental health changes may be predictor for Baker

Charlie Baker’s strategy with the state’s mental health system in 1991 may be a window into how he might handle costly issues as governor.

Nomination for surgeon general languishes

Politicians in both parties oppose the appointment of Dr. Vivek Murthy, a physician at Brigham and Women’s hospital.

Political Happy Hour: October 20, 2014

Political Happy Hour: Elizabeth Warren to campaign with Jeanne Shaheen in N.H. | More new ads in the gov race | Funny commercial from state treasurer candidate | Hillary to Maine | Gov hopefuls speak to clergy | Charlie Baker’s tie | Profane restaurant review of the month?

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Then-governor-elect Deval Patrick listened while being introduced during a 2006 event.  At the end of his second term, a Globe poll found Patrick getting decidedly mixed reviews for his handling of a range of key issues.

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Then-governor-elect Deval Patrick listened while being introduced during a 2006 event. As his second term comes to a close, a Globe poll found Patrick getting decidedly mixed reviews for his handling of a range of key issues.

Patrick’s legacy shows dents

As the candidates running for governor try to match his electoral success, Deval Patrick gets mixed reviews from voters. By Michael Levenson

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