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Charlie Baker catches Martha Coakley, new poll shows

Charlie Baker.

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The Republican’s slim lead is a first in the possible matchup for governor.

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


Unfair charges of sexism in the AG’s race

The idea that “unbecoming” itself should be off-limits just doesn’t pass muster.

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New TV ad for Democrat Donald Berwick knocks rivals

The Democratic candidate for governor plans to launch his second ad of the primary season.

Obama not pushing Syria airstrikes

The president said ”we don’t have a strategy yet” for confronting the Islamic State militant group.

Charlie Baker catches Martha Coakley, new poll shows

The Republican’s slim lead is a first in the possible matchup for governor.

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With PACs in Mass., get ready for high-priced attack ads

Super PACs, free to raise unlimited sums from corporations and unions, have landed in Massachusetts politics. By David Scharfenberg

Weekly poll

Mass. voters concerned about the influence of money in politics

Seven in 10 voters say television advertisements from super PACs are “harmful” to the Bay State’s political debate.

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Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


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The 2014 race for governor

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The latest coverage of the race to replace Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts.

Jim O'Sullivan

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.

Joshua Miller

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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