Two news items today that affect the 2012 elections here in Massachusetts.
1) John Olver will retire after this term in Congress, opening the way for Rosenberg and Moran to eliminate one of the three West/Central US House Seats in the redistricting map to be released next month. Two issues remain in my opinion. A) Will they keep the districts as is in the Southeast or will Bawney have to move? B) Will both McGovern and Neal have districts that cross the CT River, or will Neal get Western Mass, and McGovern most of Worcester County?
2) Alan Khazei quits the Senate race. Will any Democrat seriously challenge Mart…., I mean Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic Primary?