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(By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)
Flashbulbs popping and cameras rolling, William F. Weld marched back into the Massachusetts political scene yesterday, shook hands with Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey, and declared that she is a lot like him.
(Boston Globe, 10/29/06)
(Boston Globe, 10/28/06)
(By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 11/1/06)
A copy of the editorial, provided by the Healey campaign: "In the governor's race, The Republican's choice is Healey."
(By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff, 10/31/06)
The Jewish Political Action Committee of Massachusetts announced its endorsement of Democrat Deval L. Patrick yesterday.
(By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 10/30/06)
The Boston Herald, in an editorial posted Monday evening, endorsed GOP nominee Kerry Healey.
Coakley for attorney general
Middlesex County District Attorney Martha Coakley possesses legal expertise, political skill, and common sense, and the Globe endorses her as the Commonwealth's next attorney general. (Boston Globe, 10/25/06)
(By Matt Viser, Globe Staff, 10/24/06)
This comes a no big surprise, but almost the entire Boston City Council is planning to endorse the Deval Patrick-Tim Murray ticket.
(By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 10/23/06)
The Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg) endorsed Kerry Healey over Deval Patrick Sunday.
(By Andrew Ryan, Globe Correspondent, 10/13/06)
With a poll showing the race for governor tightening, the campaign of Republican Kerry Healey sought to deflect attention from the endorsement of her Democratic opponent by three women's advocacy groups .
GLOBE EDITORIAL: For lieutenant governor
(Boston Globe, 9/11/06)
Governor Romney's dismissive treatment of local officials and their budget concerns in 2003 still frustrates Tim Murray, the mayor of Worcester. More than feelings got hurt. Sharp increases in residential property taxes followed the cuts in state aid to cities and towns. The Globe endorses his candidacy in the three-way Democratic primary on Sept. 19.
GLOBE EDITORIAL: Patrick in the primary
(Boston Globe, 9/10/06)
In choosing a governor to run the state, voters look for executive experience, wise issue positions, and the intangible quality of leadership. It is a rare thing when a candidate has all three. We believe Massachusetts Democrats and independent voters have such a person in Deval Patrick. The Globe strongly endorses his candidacy in the gubernatorial primary Sept. 19.
(By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 9/12/06)
Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill endorsed Deval Patrick in the governor's race. He described Patrick as the Democrat with the strongest chance to win in November.
(By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 9/11/06)
AG Tom Reilly picked up the endorsement of the Boston Herald, which posted its editorial Monday afternoon.
(By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 9/11/06)
While politicos still grumble about AG Reilly's performance at the debate on Thursday, the Cape Cod Times endorsed him Sunday, citing Deval Patrick's support of Cape Wind and Reilly's support of higher ed spending.
(By Scott Allen, Globe Staff, 9/5/06)
US Representative Stephen Lynch plans to endorse Thomas F. Reilly for governor today, giving the attorney general the active backing of a union favorite in a tight three-way Democratic primary where organized labor could play a crucial role.
(By Cristina Silva, Globe Staff, 8/8/06)
Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey, seeking to become the first woman to be elected governor of Mass., has refused to fill out the questionnaires of three prominent women's rights groups, prompting some abortion rights activists to question the GOP nominee's support of their cause.
Harshbarger endorses Patrick,
turns away from former deputy
(By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff, 8/2/06)
Former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger threw his support behind Democrat Deval L. Patrick in the race for governor yesterday, turning his back on his former deputy, Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly.
(By Brian C. Mooney, Globe Staff, 6/23/06)
The Massachusetts AFL-CIO yesterday decided to sit out the Democratic primary for governor, but the leaders of the state's largest labor organization vowed to unite behind the Democratic nominee in the November election.
(Boston Globe, 6/18/06)
The state's second-largest teachers' union has endorsed the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Deval L. Patrick.
(By Scott Helman, Globe Staff, 6/2/06)
House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi, one of the most influential Democrats in the state, will support Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly for governor at the state party convention this weekend, according to a source close to DiMasi who is familiar with his plans.
(By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff, 5/25/06)
Four unions endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deval L. Patrick, as four of the five candidates for governor headed to an AFL-CIO candidates' forum in Falmouth.
(By Frank Phillips, Globe Staff, 4/21/06)
One of the Northeast's most politically aggressive unions is scheduled to endorse Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly in his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor, a major boost that could produce an army of foot soldiers and $1 million or more in ads and political help.
(Boston Globe, 3/17/06)
The state's largest firefighters' union has decided to endorse Democrat Thomas F. Reilly as its choice for governor in this fall's election. Robert McCarthy, president of the 12,000-member Professional Fire Fighters Association of Massachusetts, said yesterday that Reilly had the blend of experience and commitment to firefighters the rank and file was seeking.
(By Maria Cramer, Globe Staff, 3/27/06)
US Representative Michael E. Capuano, a Somerville Democrat, said yesterday that he would throw his support behind gubernatorial candidate Deval L. Patrick, choosing the political newcomer over his more politically established opponent, Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly.