State House Bureau Chief

Frank Phillips

Frank Phillips is a veteran Massachusetts political journalist, having covered Massachusetts politics and state government for the Boston Globe since 1987. He has been at the center of most every major political story, campaign, and scandal in the last nearly four decades. He has written extensively about the careers of the state’s leading political figures, including John F. Kerry, Edward M. Kennedy, Paul Tsongas, Michael Dukakis, William F. Weld, Mitt Romney, Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker. He has served as the chief of the Globe’s State House bureau since 1991.

He began his career at the Lowell Sun 48 years ago where he spent a decade covering city politics and working as an investigative reporter. He has also worked as a political reporter for the Boston Herald and the Boston Herald American.

Latest stories

A Mass. Republican has left the GOP over Trump’s immigration policies

By , Globe Staff

Brian Herr, who was the state GOP’s nominee for Senate in 2014, said he took himself off the party rolls this week.

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Setti Warren to head Harvard public policy center

By , Globe Staff

The governor’s race didn’t work out, but former Newton mayor Setti Warren has landed on his feet: He will become head of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.

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In governor’s race, a Democratic Twitter fight

By , Globe Staff

Gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez’s campaign created a bit of a sympathetic bounce-back for Bob Massie with some unfortunate tweets.

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For Lively, a difficult court fight against state GOP

By , Globe Staff

GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively must be thinking that his odds have gotten a bit tougher lately.