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Althea Garrison might have just doubled her chances of getting on the City Council

The long trek back from political gadfly to elected office just might be in the cards for Althea Garrison.

Senate candidate spent $30,000 just on catering for campaign kick-off

Such introductory events are typically bare bones, but Republican John Kingston’s October event was top shelf.

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In shift, local Teamsters union backs Baker for reelection

“He’s proven to be a great steward for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” president Sean M. O’Brien said in a telephone interview.

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Poll shows Charlie Baker, Republican, with high marks in Somerville (yes, Somerville)

In one of country’s most liberal congressional districts, Baker clocks in at a 66 percent favorable, 18 percent unfavorable rating among respondents.

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GOP candidate wants payback from state party for supporting Baker

Gadfly GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively sent the party’s executive director, Matthew St. Hilaire, a forceful letter this week.

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Capuano leads Pressley by 12 points in new poll

US Representative Michael E. Capuano leads primary challenger City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, according to a new poll.

Linda Dorcena Forry says goodbye to state Senate

Dorcena Forry’s surprise resignation — announced last month — marks the departure of a powerful voice from state politics.

Another state senator could be contemplating an exit

Eileen Donoghue, a lawyer and former Lowell mayor, issued a carefully worded statement in response to Globe inquiries.

GOP candidate to run for state treasurer

State Representative Keiko Orrall said she wants to bring “fiscal responsibility” to the office.

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GOP consultant’s websites get trolled

Holly Robichaud is senior campaign consultant to state Representative Geoff Diehl.