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Political consultant trades on organizing experience
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Political consultant trades on organizing experience
Wilnelia Rivera tapped into her years of campaign management experience to help assemble a top-notch team for Ayanna Pressley, including a campaign manager, finance director, organizers, field director and political director.
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Rollins draws on wealth of experience
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Rollins draws on wealth of experience
As the Democratic candidate, Rachael Rollins will likely make people uncomfortable if she beats out Republican Mike Maloney on November 6. Her now-famous list of 15 petty crimes she will not prosecute as DA, which includes instances like trespassing and disorderly conduct, gained support from President Barack Obama and The New Yorker magazine while drawing criticism from Boston police and local newspapers.
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Editorial
Reject the Republican Party: Vote Democratic Nov. 6!
Prominent Republicans are reluctant to restrain a defiant presidency. There are few ways for voters to express their disapproval. One tactic is to vote a straight Democratic ticket as a rejection of what the Republican Party has become.
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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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Baker and Gonzalez clash in first debate
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Baker and Gonzalez clash in first debate
Gov. Charlie Baker questioned Jay Gonzalez’s plans to increase revenue through taxation and cast doubt on the challenger’s ability to deliver on key campaign promises, during the first gubernatorial debate last Tuesday night.
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Editorial
Vote ‘no’ on 1
The purpose of Question 1 is to enable nurses to get a bigger piece of the spiraling cost of health care. This proposal seems to be a union ploy to frighten the public into paying more for health care.
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Don’t sleep on Nov. 6 election
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Don’t sleep on Nov. 6 election
There are still some issues that have not been decided in the primary election last September 4th. Prominent among these is whether Rachael Rollins will be elected as the first woman to be Suffolk County District Attorney.
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Suffolk DA candidates clash in forum
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Suffolk DA candidates clash in forum
The Suffolk County District Attorney candidates may share progressive platforms, but fundamental differences were revealed last Thursday evening during occasionally heated discussions about juvenile justice and criminal reform, at a nonprofit bookstore in the South End
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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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New education alliance, same funding crisis
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New education alliance, same funding crisis
Group seeks say in education funding debate Description: The new coalition’s entrance into the statewide education funding debate appears to mark a new phase of organizing by individuals and entities that have traditionally advocated more narrowly for corporate education reforms.
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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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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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