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‘Dark money’ helps fuel negative campaign season

A still from a Crossroads ad attacking Mark Udall. (Crossroads GPS)

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In these especially negative midterms, an unprecedented amount of funding for TV attack ads come from secret donors.

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Urban voters get a win

Cities will be key in the gubernatorial election, and urban voters are not being taken for granted.

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US Rep. Don Young apologizes after suicide comment

Young told students at a high school where a child recently committed suicide that people kill themselves when there’s a lack of support from family and friends.

Groups rally for ballot questions on casino repeal, sick time

Clergy, academics, and others gathered at Harvard in support of the ballot questions.

Falchuk seeks court order to participate in televised debate

Independent gubernatorial candidate Evan Falchuk wants to be part of a debate set for Monday.

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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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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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