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State Democratic Convention
(By Frank Phillips and Scott Helman, Globe Staff)
Deval L. Patrick, a political novice whose campaign for governor has stirred the grass roots of his party, won a strong endorsement at the state convention, outpacing two well-established and well-funded opponents.
(By Brian C. Mooney, Globe Staff)
After spending $2.6 million of his own money and a television advertising campaign that saturated the airwaves, the fate of Christopher Gabrieli's campaign came down to gritty personal politics and the clout of a smattering of local officials and state lawmakers.
(By Andrea Estes, Globe Staff)
The three candidates for lieutenant governor yesterday won enough support to advance to September's Democratic primary, led by Worcester Mayor Timothy P. Murray, who earned the party's official endorsement.
JOAN VENNOCHI: Patrick takes on the cynics
GLOBE EDITORIAL: Patrick's convention win
GLOBE GRAPHIC: How the convention works
AUDIO SLIDESHOW: The Mass. Democratic Convention
State Republican Convention
(By Frank Phillips and Scott Helman, Globe Staff, 4/30/06)
Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey accepted the state Republican Party's official endorsement for governor on April 29 with a sharply partisan speech, blasting two leading Democratic rivals and warning that one-party rule by the Democrats would bring tax hikes.
Amid fanfare, Romney leaves lasting images (By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff, 4/30/06)
3 Democrats, independent take message to teachers' union (By Brian C. Mooney, Globe Staff, 4/30/06)
JOAN VENNOCHI: Watch out, Democrats (Boston Globe, 4/30/06)
SCOT LEHIGH: Healey's dire warnings -- and long odds (Boston Globe, 4/30/06)
PHOTO GALLERY: Convention photos