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Senate candidate Kingston cuts staff pay

Immediately after the state GOP convention, John Kingston began cutting his field staff’s salaries — a move that prompted four of the five people in those positions to quit.

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In Rhode Island, a father and daughter run for office

He’s running for Congress. His daughter is running for state representative. And, yes, he is “so proud” of her.

Tito Jackson to receive honorary doctorate from alma mater

On Saturday, the former mayoral candidate will be one of three people to receive an honorary degree at the University of New Hampshire commencement ceremonies.

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Scott Lively says he has enough signatures to get on the GOP ballot

Scott Lively is challenging Governor Charlie Baker in the GOP primary on Sept. 4. The secretary of state’s office won’t have final numbers until June 5.

Charlie Baker campaign drops $25,000 on political research firm

Percipient Strategies specializes in, among other things, identifying potential political and “reputational risk” for its clients.

Shiva Ayyadurai says he’s raised millions, but nearly 97 percent are in-kind donations

Ayyadurai — who has three MIT degrees and no political background — apparently doesn’t go by the usual standards to measure support.

There was a rare testy exchange during a Boston budget presentation

A presentation about the plastic bag ban got testy on Monday.

Campaign launches battle to defeat repeal of transgender protections

Massachusetts is ground zero in the latest round of the nation’s culture wars.

Deval Patrick endorses Michael Capuano over Ayanna Pressley in primary

‘’Everything about his challenger and her campaign makes me proud,’’ Deval Patrick said in a statement that did not mention Pressley by name.

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Kennedy Institute imagines a Senate filled with women

Speakers at Monday’s Women in Leadership conference had words of wisdom — as well as caution — to offer.