Posts Tagged ‘Boston’

postheadericon AP News: Mass. Governor hopefuls quickly spending campaign cash

The top candidates for Massachusetts governor are draining their campaign accounts in the final drive to Election Day, even as the Republican Governor’s Association dumps another $1.5 million into the race. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon 4th Congressional District: Frank partner, GOP challenger, exchange words

The campaigns of Democratic U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and Republican challenger Sean Bielat are brushing off a brisk exchange of words between Frank’s partner and the GOP candidate.

The exchange took place after a debate last week when Frank’s partner, Jim Ready, started taking pictures of Bielat. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon AP News: Massachusetts governor hopefuls to meet with faith leaders

BOSTON (AP) – The four candidates for Massachusetts governor are scheduled to meet with religious leaders from across greater Boston to discuss religious tolerance and the concerns of working families.

The event is being held Sunday evening at Temple Israel of Boston in the Longwood section of the city. The forum is sponsored by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.

Organizers say they want to press the four candidates – Republican Charles Baker, Democratic incumbent Deval Patrick, independent Timothy Cahill and Green-Rainbow candidate Jill Stein – on everything from respect for all religious faith to exorbitant interest rates charged by banks.

The faith leaders also say they’ll ask the candidates for their plans to improve urban schools, including those in minority communities.

postheadericon AP News: Grossman, Polito vie for Mass. treasurer office

By STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press Writer

BOSTON (AP) – The race for state treasurer is pitting a five-term Republican state lawmaker against the former head of the state and national Democratic parties.

Both say they’re political outsiders.

Republican Karyn Polito says she’s spent her years on Beacon Hill holding Democrats accountable.

Democrat Steve Grossman portrays himself as a local businessman.

Grossman has faulted Polito for saying she’ll vote for a ballot question lowering the state sales tax rate from 6.25 percent to 3 percent, then urge lawmakers to increase it to 5 percent.

Polito said the initiative is the only way to force lawmakers to cut the tax.

Polito recently tried to single-handedly block fellow lawmakers from passing a $400 million spending bill during an informal session. Polito said the bill needed to be debated.

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