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Doughnut breakfast sandwich, selfies, ribbon-cuttings: Baker quietly taking local roads to exit

Unlike many of his predecessors, Governor Charlie Baker will leave office in January showing no appetite for national politics. His months have instead been drumbeat of groundbreakings, grant announcements, and small-town appearances.

After uncertainty, Democrats commit to debates in most statewide races

Debates have been scheduled between the major-party candidates in the contests for governor, attorney general, and auditor.

Deeply divided, can Boston’s city councilors repair relations?

A highly charged August meeting laid bare what has become a raw rift that had been months in the making.

At redistricting hearing, advocates call for Arroyo to be reinstated as chair

During a City Hall hearing focused on potential changes to the map of City Council districts, leaders from a number of advocacy organizations on Thursday called for Councilor Ricardo Arroyo to be reinstated as chair of the committee in charge of the once-in-a-decade mapmaking process.

Maggie Hassan and Chris Sununu lead Senate and governor races, N.H. poll finds

A new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll found Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan leads Republican Don Bolduc by 8.5 percentage points, while Republican incumbent Governor Chris Sununu leads Democratic rival Tom Sherman by a wide margin.

Effort to repeal driver’s licenses for undocumented Mass. residents has enough support to make the ballot, Republicans say

Organizers behind the GOP-led effort say they have submitted more than double the amount of signatures they need to get on the ballot in November.

Explore the data: Poll of New Hampshire voters

A new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll found Senator Maggie Hassan leading her Republican challenger, Don Bolduc, and Governor Chris Sununu holding a strong lead over Democrat Tom Sherman. Here are the full results.

Police investigate fistfight involving GOP congressional candidate outside Somerville Theatre Saturday

Somerville police are investigating a fight involving US Representative Ayanna Pressley’s GOP challenger during a political event Saturday featuring Pressley and other Democratic members of the Squad at the Somerville Theatre.