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After chiding House speaker, Diana DiZoglio moves to seek state Senate

Kathleen O’Connor Ives, who first won election in 2012, said it’s time for a “new chapter,” and pointed to devoting more attention to her family.


Gardner museum security chief to run for Mass. secretary of state

Anthony Amore, a Republican, had been planning a run for the state House of Representatives, but has shifted to chase the statewide office.

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Mass. AFL-CIO aide launching run for state Senate

John M. Drinkwater, a Lowell resident, is runningafter years of roving the State House as the Massachusetts AFL-CIO’s legislative and political director.

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Civil rights hero John Lewis endorses Mike Capuano

“I know Mike Capuano as a champion and fierce advocate for those who have often been forgotten or left behind,” Lewis said in a statement.

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There’s a new candidate for state Senate president

“In recent days, I have been approached by colleagues for discussions about the future of the Senate and the Senate Presidency,” John Keenan said in a statement.

‘Verbatim, he said, “I made you mayor.” You don’t forget words like that.’

Hours after Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera endorsed Josh Zakim for secretary of state, incumbent William Galvin called Rivera to voice his displeasure.

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With lawsuit, Bill Weld proves he’s as quirky as ever

Weld filed a suit against Governor Charlie Baker seeking to overturn the winner-take-all system governing the Electoral College vote for presidential elections.

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Linda Dorcena Forry to endorse Nick Collins in special election

Linda Dorcena Forry will announce Thursday night that she’s backing Nick Collins, her formal rival, in the May 1 special election.

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Scott Lively appeals to Maura Healey on state GOP’s decision to back Charlie Baker

Scott Lively is appealing to the popular Democrat, citing “due process.”

Michelle Wu a finalist for award from abortion rights group EMILY’s List

Wu was the first Asian-American woman on the City Council and the first woman of color to become its president.