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The Governor’s Race: Back Stories

Unions’ support is no lock for Patrick

Budget woes strain relations

By Brian C. Mooney
Globe Staff / March 8, 2010

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Of all the daunting challenges facing Deval Patrick this reelection year, there is one that would have been especially difficult to imagine more than three years ago when he became the first Democrat in 16 years to assume the governor’s office: unrest in the ranks of organized labor, particularly among public employee unions. (Full article: 1416 words)

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