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Tierney raises more money than rivals in recent weeks

Representative John Tierney.

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Campaign finance records show Rep. John Tierney has $1.3 million to pour into the upcoming elections.

Michael Sullivan and Marian Ryan are running for Middlesex DA.


Tough choice in Middlesex DA’s race

Voters must choose between two flawed candidates, incumbent District Attorney Marian Ryan and Middlesex Clerk of Courts Michael Sullivan.

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Following the donations

Much of the money flowing into Massachusetts political campaigns comes from affluent neighborhoods in and around Boston, including some where the candidates live.

Obama criticizes GOP at R.I., N.Y. fundraisers

Obama blamed Congressional dysfunction on the Republican Party while at two separate fundraisers on Friday.

Donald Berwick pushes single-payer health plan

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate wants to shift from privately financed care to a system funded by the government.

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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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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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