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A Weld protégé, Baker says it’s too ‘early’ to talk 2020 support

Ever cautious in the national political arena, the governor Tuesday would not say whether he’d back Bill Weld’s GOP primary challenge to President Trump.

Healey gets boost from health insurers, hospitals for inauguration fête

The contributions make up a portion of the $72,500 Healey raised from 20 different donors to celebrate the official start of her second term on Jan. 16.

Althea Garrison gets standing ovation for first initiative

It was the city councilor’s first request for a City Council hearing, and afterward she said the remarkable show of support had her beaming.

Rosenberg paid nearly $150,000 in legal bills out of campaign account last year

Current and former elected officials have wide leeway in spending their campaign funds under state law, as long as the expenditures go toward “the enhancement of the [person’s] political future.”

Rachael Rollins confirms film crew is taping a documentary on her for Netflix

A film crew has been following Suffolk County’s new district attorney, Rachael Rollins, often to public events but also during more private moments.

Senate president to stay away from sports betting legislation because of family conflict

Karen Spilka disclosed to state ethics regulators that her son works at Boston-based fantasy sports company DraftKings.

Don’t like Elizabeth Warren? Here’s how you can tell her how you feel

Elizabeth Warren’s presidential exploratory committee’s website includes a questionnaire for visitors to say why they don’t support her.

Geoff Diehl to back Baker team’s candidate in race for state GOP chairman

“I am shocked,” said state Representative Jim Lyons of Andover, a conservative who had toyed with the idea of seeking the post but deferred to Diehl.

Once the pay hike’s top critic, Baker will take $100,000 in new compensation in 2019

When state lawmakers rammed a bill into law last year giving them and other elected officials hefty pay hikes, Governor Charlie Baker was unequivocal in his disapproval.

Geoff Diehl considering bid to lead state GOP

Diehl said Wednesday that he’s been encouraged by several people to seek the post, which has wide sway over the state Republican Party’s direction, fund-raising, and priorities.