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

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

Attorney general race splits Democrats’ hearts, minds

Candidates for attorney general Warren Tolman and Maura Healey are tapping into different impulses within the party. By Michael Levenson

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.

// Book traces lawmaker’s rise from Jim Crow South to Congress

Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina spoke in Boston recently about his new memoir.

Political intelligence

Baker fell into trap by opposing sick-time measure

Charlie Baker’s problem is that the paid sick days poll well among the moderate suburban women he is trying to draw into his coalition.

// McCain joins Brown, Berwick’s new ad and more

A casting call for young candidates, McCain is greeted triumphantly in New Hampshire, and more.

Evan Horowitz

// Low marks for state on government transparency

A recent report ranks Massachusetts the 37th most transparent state when it comes to budgeting.

Good week, bad week

Don Berwick came out on top in the latest fund-raising reports, while Rick Perry is answering questions about his indictment.

Looking ahead to the debates

The candidates for governor and attorney general will meet in several debates between now and the Sept. 9 primary.


Quotes and quips from the world of Massachusetts politics.

Lexicon: Political vocabulary

A political term of the week, defined.

In N.H., a century of primary importance

In addition to sizing up potential presidential candidates, voters will also be celebrating the primary itself, which turns 100 in 2016.



Joanna Weiss

// Questions for the gubernatorial hopefuls

The Democrats running for governor are sparring and spending as the primary approaches. Here are a few trends to watch.


// Republican in chicken suit arrested at N.H. parade

Recent events are proof that the gonzo campaign tactic is not without its perils.

A Massachusetts gubernatorial debate, in tweets

Twitter’s #StonehillForum hashtag revealed key distinctions and campaign-junkie obsessions. An excerpt.

The pros and cons of five ‘celebrity’ political endorsements

Here’s what Massachusetts political candidates hope to gain from five of this seasons big(ish)-name nods.

The week’s best political cartoons

Two of the week’s best political cartoons focus on the situation in Ferguson and presidential drug use.

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Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


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// Capital quiz: Attorney general edition

Many Massachusetts attorneys general have also played other notable roles in politics and beyond. See how many you remember.

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.


Evan Horowitz

Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.

Globe opinion writers

Recent work from Boston Globe columnists.



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