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Bernie Sanders On Inside Track To Democratic Nomination, FiveThirtyEight Says

Bernie Sanders is not only the frontrunner among Democratic candidates for president but at this point is the most likely of them to win the party’s nomination, too, a well-known political prognosticator says. As of the afternoon of Friday, February 14, FiveThirtyEight gave Sanders a 35 percent chance of snagging the nomination – much higher......

Former Boston Police Commissioner To Help Mike Bloomberg

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign will receive help from former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. As MassLive reports, Davis will serve as Bloomberg’s Massachusetts state campaign chairman, according to MassLive.com. “I had the pleasure of getting to know Mike Bloomberg when he was Mayor of New York City and he......

Elizabeth Warren Trails in Massachusetts Primary Polling After Dismal Performances in Iowa, New Hampshire

Elizabeth Warren is trailing in the Massachusetts Democratic presidential primary polls. Warren, who took a disappointing fourth place finish in the New Hampshire primary, is no longer even leading in the state she represents in the U.S. Senate. Bernie Sanders is the frontrunner in the Bay State, as FiveThirty Eight notes. Sanders, a U.S. senator......

Tulsi Gabbard To Campaign in Maine This Weekend

U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard is still running for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, and she will continue campaigning in New England. This weekend, she has two campaign events scheduled in Maine, which votes on Super Tuesday in March. According to her campaign’s events web site, Gabbard plans to do a town hall event at the......

Dixville Notch Goes for Bloomberg

Dixville Notch voters made their decision around midnight on Tuesday, and they picked someone who was not even on the ballot.  The tiny northern New Hampshire community which is the first place in the state to vote in the first primary in the country, picked former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg as its preferred......

Connecticut State Employees Getting Lincoln’s Birthday Off — Not Many States Offer It

Connecticut is one of four states in the country that gives its state employees a paid day off on February 12 to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.  According to The Yankee Institute, it costs the state’s taxpayers approximately $10.5 million. The state gives its non-essential employees a paid day off, whereas essential employees like state police......

Deval Patrick Drops Out of Presidential Race

Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has suspended his campaign for president after failing to connect with voters in Iowa or New Hampshire or anywhere else. The late-starting quixotic campaign came to a halt after Patrick got less than one-half of 1 percent in the New Hampshire Democratic primary on Tuesday, February 11. Patrick was hoping......

Gary Johnson Endorses Bill Weld for President

Former New Mexico governor and two-time Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson is backing his former running mate for president. Johnson told Reason Magazine he is supporting former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld for president in 2020. Although Weld is running in the Republican primary against President Donald Trump, Weld was the 2016 Libertarian Party vice......

Massachusetts High School Students Number 1 in Advanced Placement Participation

When it comes to Advanced Placement classes in high school, Massachusetts ranks number one in the nation. For the fourth year in a row, Massachusetts bested the rest of the states in the country with one out of three members of the class of 2019 scoring a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement test......

Maine Congressman Jared Golden Backs Michael Bennet for President

U.S. Representative Jared Golden, a Democrat who represents Maine’s second congressional district, is supporting U.S. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.   Golden announced his support for Bennet on Thursday, February 6, becoming the first member of Congress to endorse Bennet’s run, as Politico reports.   Golden told Politico that......

Mayor Pete Polling Second in New Hampshire

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg received good news in the form of a WBZ/Boston Globe/Suffolk University poll put out on Wednesday. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana registered his best performance yet in the poll, earning 19 percent support from likely Democratic voters in the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary. That puts him in......