State House Bureau Chief

Frank Phillips

Frank Phillips is a veteran Massachusetts political journalist, having covered Massachusetts politics and state government for the Boston Globe since 1987. He has been at the center of most every major political story, campaign, and scandal in the last nearly four decades. He has written extensively about the careers of the state’s leading political figures, including John F. Kerry, Edward M. Kennedy, Paul Tsongas, Michael Dukakis, William F. Weld, Mitt Romney, Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker. He has served as the chief of the Globe’s State House bureau since 1991.

He began his career at the Lowell Sun 48 years ago where he spent a decade covering city politics and working as an investigative reporter. He has also worked as a political reporter for the Boston Herald and the Boston Herald American.

Latest stories

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$2 million to pro-charter campaign — then Baker KO’s hotel project near donor’s office

By , Globe Staff

Just bad timing? A millionaire donated more than $2 million to a pro-charter school group — around the time he was pushing the Baker administration to block hotel construction.

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Our Revolution drops Somerville mayoral candidate’s endorsement

By , Globe Staff

After the Globe published some of Payton Corbett’s politically incorrect Facebook posts, Our Revolution Somerville pulled its endorsement.

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Progressive-backed candidate acknowledges ‘stupid immature jokes’ on Facebook

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Payton Corbett, a 34-year beer truck driver, is challenging Mayor Joe Curtatone this year in Somerville.

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GOP Senate candidate staying put in race to challenge Warren

By , Globe Staff

Lindstrom announced her US Senate candidacy last month.