Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press
Every time US Representative Seth Moulton is asked whether he is thinking about running for president, he has responded that he is entirely focused on Democrats winning back the US House in 2018.
Three years in advance, few actually admit they are running for president even when that’s exactly what they are doing. But in Moulton’s case, new campaign finance data suggest he might be telling the truth.
Apart from House Democratic leadership, which includes Nancy Pelosi, no other member of Congress has raised more to help other Democratic candidates than Moulton, according to a source familiar with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee rankings.
A fund-raising report released Sunday showed that Moulton, a Salem Democrat, raised more than $313,000 for his own reelection campaign in the last three months. That’s in addition to the more than $600,000 that he helped raise on behalf of other House candidates he has endorsed around the country.
Moulton’s support might have gone a long way. Seven of the 12 Democratic candidates Moulton is supporting outraised the Republican incumbents they are challenging.
If you combine Moulton’s personal haul with the money he raised for other candidates — $913,000 in total — it’s an impressive tally for an ambitious politician who might run for president someday. This aggressive fund-raising for House colleagues is also a time-honored path by which one becomes a committee chairman or even House speaker. Stay tuned.
The condition has hit “epidemic” proportions. Why? Blame yoga and casual Fridays.Continue reading »
Colonel James McGinn, the head of the Massachusetts Environmental Police who was suspended without pay earlier this month amid an internal review into alleged misconduct, has been fired, according to a state official.Continue reading »
The texts show just how much Hernandez was spinning out of control.Continue reading »
Boston University School of Medicine researchers may have found another piece of the Alzheimer’s puzzle.Continue reading »
One suspended state trooper and one retired trooper agreed to plead guilty in connection with an ongoing investigation into overtime abuse, the US attorney’s office in Boston said Friday.Continue reading »
Enthusiastic Red Sox fans came down to Jersey Street to check out the newly released World Series swag.Continue reading »
Even his mea culpa after Wednesday night’s debate was far from enthusiastic: Baker did not utter Geoff Diehl’s name in any of his responses.Continue reading »
An 18-year-old New Hampshire man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly stabbed a Massachusetts state trooper.Continue reading »
Major League Baseball players have some of the most elaborate rituals in pro sports, and the Red Sox are no exception.Continue reading »