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The week in politics and issues

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PACs are now in Mass., so 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.

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.


Indigestion for image makers

What’s a candidate to do when offered local cuisine on the campaign trail?

Political intelligence

// Five years later, Ted Kennedy’s legacy still being written

As colossal a figure as he was in life, Ted Kennedy has been only idealized or enlarged in death.

Looking ahead to the debates

Here are some of the planned forums and debates coming up among candidates for statewide office.

Capital Source

A ballot fight over the ballot

A lieutenant governor ballot fight, Menino’s new memoir, and more.

Good week, bad week

Arthur T. Demoulas emerged triumphant, while Carlo DeMaria faced sexual harassment accusations.


Quotes and quips from the world of Massachusetts politics.

Lexicon: Political vocabulary

A political term of the week, defined.

Mass. lawmakers don’t need challengers to amass war chests

Congressional lawmakers are raising millions, even though only three of nine Democratic representatives face a GOP opponent.



Mark Fisher

Joan Vennochi

Charlie Baker’s boost might come from Democrats

In 1998, some key Democrats helped acting Governor Paul Cellucci beat Attorney General Scott Harshbarger.

Republican gubernatorial hopefuls Mark Fisher, left, and Charlie Baker faced off.

Five takeaways from the #OpDebates

Highlights from two debates between Republican gubernatorial candidates and Democratic attorney general candidates.


Trying for attention

You can tell the elections are closing in when the rhetoric starts to heat up.

The week’s best political cartoons

Two of the week’s best political cartoons focus on President Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard vacation.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


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Globe political quiz

// Capital quiz: State House edition

The Massachusetts State House is full of history. See how much you know.

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.

Policy writer

Recent work from Evan Horowitz, the Globe's policy writer.


Globe opinion writers

Recent work from Boston Globe columnists.



Watch the OpDebates


Watch this season’s full debates held by Boston Globe Opinion.

The 2014 race for governor

Special section


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

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