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Moulton and Tisei seek to raise funds, profiles in D.C.

Seth Moulton (left) and Richard Tisei (right).

The candidates who pitched themselves as outsiders against US Rep. John Tierney are now seeking support from their political parties.

At left, Mayor Marty Walsh, his girlfriend, Lorrie Higgins, and his mother, Mary Walsh, sat at a Mass said in his honor in Rosmuc. At right, his mother with her brother, Peter.

Kevin Cullen

You can’t go home when you’ve never left

There is nothing foreign about Marty Walsh’s first foreign trip as mayor.

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Some civil servants grumble over push to hire veterans

Longtime civil servants and former troops are increasingly questioning each other’s qualifications for federal posts.

Immigration failing to gain midterm traction

In Hispanic communities, voters are more likely to raise concerns about the economy or cost of living.

Pressure builds to allow US exports of crude

US Senator Edward Markey is fighting a lonely, and perhaps futile, battle to prevent the overseas export of crude oil gushing from US shale fields.

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Seventy percent of unenrolled voters have not yet decided on a candidate.

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Coakley holds slim edge over Baker

The Globe poll suggests a race that could tilt in either direction based on the campaigns’ maneuvers in the coming weeks.

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Marty Walsh of Boston (left) and Marty O’Malley of Maryland.

Irish pols for the 21st century

Marty Walsh of Boston and Marty O’Malley of Maryland exemplify the evolution of the Irish politician.

Send money now! Please. We’re begging.

Anyone who has signed on to a campaign e-mail list from a candidate in either party has seen pleas from politicians.

Joanna Weiss

Jeanne Shaheen’s attack ad, deconstructed

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s latest ad against Scott Brown aims for humor, of the nonsubtle variety. — JOANNA WEISS

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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.

Akilah Johnson

Akilah Johnson

Akilah has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

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