Frank Phillips

Phillips is the State House bureau chief for the Metro section. He covers state politics and the daily activity on Beacon Hill. He previously covered politics as a reporter for the Boston Herald, the Herald American, and the Lowell Sun.

Latest stories

Coakley strikes a defiant note as polls tip

By , Globe Staff

A senior campaign adviser said the Globe poll that showed Baker as well ahead was an “outlier.”

The makings of the perfect candidate

By , Globe Staff

Here’s a look at some big winners who mastered a campaign tactic or two — and how this year’s gubernatorial candidates stack up.

No finding on legality of Baker donation until after election

By , Globe Staff

Charlie Baker made a controversial donation to Governor Chris Christie’s state party in New Jersey.

Big change on Beacon Hill and beyond is coming soon

By , Globe Staff

Not since the 1990 elections, roiled by a fiscal crisis, has there been such a turnover in state leadership.