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Who’s on the ballot?
On Nov. 6 Bostonians will go to the polls to vote for candidates for state and federal positions. Here are the all of the candidates in contested and unopposed seats appearing on ballots in Boston.
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Voters face three ballot questions on Election Day
Three questions will appear on the ballot paper on Nov. 6. These are concerned with the issue of nurse-patient quotas, campaign financing regulation and transgender rights. Below are three more comprehensive summaries and explanations of what a "yes" or "no" vote will mean for each question.
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Candidates attend interfaith forum
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Candidates attend interfaith forum
Interfaith organizations and community groups hosted Massachusetts’ attorney general, gubernatorial and district attorney candidates and City Councilor Kim Janey in a forum on immigration, healthcare and affordable housing Oct. 22.
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Pressley to focus on impeachment
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Pressley to focus on impeachment
At-large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who won the Democratic primary for the 7th Congressional District seat in September, plans to prioritize reforming the Democratic Party, work to have President Donald Trump impeached and tackle issues of economic inequality in Massachusetts
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Rollins won’t prosecute petty crime
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Rollins won’t prosecute petty crime
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Big changes in Boston’s electoral map
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Big changes in Boston’s electoral map
This year, the Sept. 4 primary, with stunning upset victories by Pressley and Rollins, demonstrated just how much the city’s demographics and political landscape have changed.
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Progressives win big in primaries
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Progressives win big in primaries
A surge of progressive candidates challenging Democratic incumbents proved pollsters and pundits wrong Tuesday, sweeping longtime incumbents out of office and upending the calculus of Massachusetts politics.
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It's Pressley in the 7th District
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It's Pressley in the 7th District
In possibly the biggest upset of Tuesday’s primary, City Councilor Ayanna Pressley defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. Mike Capuano and will become the first African American to represent the 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House.
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Progressive legislative primaries pull in big cash
Progressive politics got Bostonians digging deep to financially support candidates, an analysis of campaign contributions in the legislative primary races reveals
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Election Commissioner Dion Irish breaks down Election Day
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Election Commissioner Dion Irish breaks down Election Day
Boston Election Commissioner Dion Irish is now preparing for the September 4 primaries, which will determine the results for both state and federal offices, as contests for the state Legislature, governor, and Congress will all be included on the ballot.
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Massachusetts voters’ bill of rights
Know your rights as a Massachusetts registered voter.
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Galvin, Zakim square off in contentious debate
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Galvin, Zakim square off in contentious debate
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin sparred with his Democratic challenger in the upcoming primary, City Councilor Josh Zakim, before a live audience for WBUR’s afternoon show “Radio Boston,” at the UMass Club on Beacon Street last Friday.
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