Author Archives: Patrick

Sometime political guy.

As If We Needed More Evidence that Charlie Hates Primaries

Secretary of State William Galvin: Gov. Charlie Baker’s budget would eliminate presidential primary BOSTON – Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin said that under Gov. Charlie Baker’s budget proposal, he will not have enough money to run a presidential primary in 2016. “Apparently, the governor only wants 49 states to vote. He doesn’t want this one,” Galvin, a Democrat, told…

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How Frank, Tim and Charlie

It’s clear that some people are feeling safe now that the election is behind them: The Bluest Republican.
During the summer border crisis, Baker endorsed housing migrant children in Massachusetts, to howls from the right wing. In the words of his spokesman, Tim Buckley, the campaign focused from the beginning on “showing he could say ‘screw you’ to the…

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Richard Neal May Face Lively Challenge

MassLive has the story: In a blog written for the conservative website BarbWire, Lively revealed that he is considering mounting a challenge to longtime Springfield Rep. Richard Neal, who is up for re-election in 2016. “The day after the November election I switched my enrollment from Independent to Republican and am contemplating a run for Congress against Richard Neal,”…

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