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Lobbyist steered DiMasi to car deals
(By Stephen Kurkjian, Globe Staff, 10/28/06)
Over the past six years, as he rose to power on Beacon Hill, House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi purchased two luxury cars for considerably less than their estimated values from a used car dealer he was steered to by a top State House lobbyist.
(By David Dahl, Political Intelligence Blog, 8/29/06)
The Working Families Party candidate for state auditor will submit over 6,000 signatures to Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin's office today with hopes of landing a spot on the November ballot.
(By Frank Phillips, Globe Staff, 3/24/06)
The Massachusetts Republican Party's statewide ticket for 2006 is shaping up to be the weakest in memory, a development that would undercut Governor Mitt Romney's much-touted effort to revitalize the party and could weaken its bid to keep control of the governor's office.
(By Elizabeth Raftery, Globe Correspondent, 3/10/06)
(Correction: Because of a reporting error, a story in Friday's City & Region section about Republican Earle Stroll's campaign for auditor incorrectly said a primary would be held on April 28. It is the state Republican convention that will be held that day.)
GLOBE EDITORIAL: Downballot doldrums (Boston Globe, 10/25/06)