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Mitt Romney To Attend Liz Cheney Fundraiser In March

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is set to attend a fundraiser for U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) this upcoming March. Romney is scheduled to be one of the special guests at the March 14 fundraiser. Organizers are asking attendees for a $1,000 donation per person. Attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus......

Chris Sununu Reveals Why He Didn’t Run For U.S. Senate

New Hampshire Republican governor Chris Sununu isn’t running for U.S. Senate this year against incumbent Democrat Maggie Hassan. He recently explained why that is the case. He recently told The Washington Examiner that he did not want to spend two years of his political career getting virtually nothing done with President Joe Biden in the......

Deb Goldberg To Seek A Third Term As Massachusetts State Treasurer

Massachusetts state treasurer Deb Goldberg is seeking a third term. The 67-year-old Brookline Democrat made the announcement in a campaign video on Wednesday, January 26. “When I first ran, I said that economic stability and economic opportunity were my personal mission, and it is these values that have driven everything we have done,” Goldberg said,......

New Hampshire Liquor Stores To Sell Coronavirus Rapid Tests

In New Hampshire, the state runs the liquor stores — and it will use those stores to sell coronavirus rapid tests. New Hampshire will make 1 million rapid tests that it has ordered available for purchase at state-run liquor stores for $13 apiece, according to WMUR. The state’s Republican governor, Chris Sununu, confirmed it via......

Moderate Republican Businessman Announces Campaign For Governor of Massachusetts

A businessman from Wrentham who describes himself as a moderate is running for governor of Massachusetts. Chris Doughty, 59, whose gear manufacturing business Capstan Atlantic employs more than 1,000 people, says he would increase economic growth in Massachusetts and help make the state more affordable. Doughty (pronounced DOUGH – tee) says in an introductory campaign......

Bill Owens Dies — First Black State Senator In Massachusetts

The first black state senator in Massachusetts died this past weekend. Bill Owens (D-Mattapan) died from coronavirus on Saturday, January 22. He was 84. Owens served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1973 and 1974. He went on to serve as a state senator from 1975 to 1982 and again from 1985 to 1992.......

Republican Robert May Challenging Seth Moulton For Congressional Seat

Peabody resident Robert May won’t run for state representative this year; he’s running for Congress. The Republican, who ran in the 13th Essex District in 2020, is runnning in the state’s Sixth Congressional District north of Boston this year. His opponent: U.S. Representative Seth Moulton (D-Salem). “When you look at how the Democrats have presided......

Boston Pushes Back Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate Enforcement For City Workers By One Week

Boston mayor Michelle Wu is giving city employees more time to get vaccinated against coronavirus. Unvaccinated city employees were set to be placed on unpaid leave on Monday, January 24. However, that won’t happen — yet. Wu has pushed back the enforcement date of the vaccine mandate for city workers by one week.  “As you’ve......

Number of Afghan Refugees Coming To Massachusetts More Than Twice The Initial Mark

Massachusetts was expected to receive about 900 refugees from Afghanistan in the aftermath of the 20-year war in the country that ended with the Taliban regaining control over it. Now, however, that number has changed. By the end of next month, Massachusetts is expected to receive about 2,000 people to be settled in the state,......

Bill Galvin Will Seek Another Term

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin plans to seek an eighth consecutive term in office. Galvin, 71, a Democrat who has served in the role since 1995, made the announcement on social media on Monday, January 24. “At this time in our national history the conduct of accessible honest accurate election is critical to......

Marty Walsh Won’t Run For Governor of Massachusetts

He was reportedly interested in running for the post, but Marty Walsh won’t be the next governor of Massachusetts. In the wake of news that Democratic attorney general Maura Healey is running for governor, CNN asked the current U.S. Labor Secretary and former Boston mayor whether he will pursue the post. Walsh said no and......