2009 elections

METRO launches election coverage

The Boston Metro recently launched its coverage of the '09 elections over at metro.us. For now it's just a collection of op-ed's written by the Mayoral candidates, a poll, a pretty cool collection of YouTube videos and (at least for me,) an ad for some dude running for Governor in Ohio. But the Metro has real living, breathing reporters in Boston, so expect some more in depth coverage as the race heats up. They have a circulation of about a gajillion readers, so hopefully they hit the ground running hard sometime soon.

GLOBE: Menino Challengers look to new voters

The Globe dedicates some Sunday edition space to looking at the constituents Sam Yoon and Michael Flaherty are courting in order to survive looming preliminary election.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ schedules – 7/10/09

Wondering where you can meet your favorite mayoral candidate? Agendas are provided by the Menino, Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea campaigns and laboriously pasted here by Lit Drop staff. Please note that plans can change on the campaign trail at a moment’s notice, but we do our best to keep it up to date:  Read more

Yoon waters the Netroots at Daily Kos

Sam Yoon took his message to the Daily Kos yesterday, starting off his new diary blog there with a plea for support from the strongly progressive netroots community. He hit all his main stump points, but the real meat of this endeavor was the time Yoon spent answering questions and statements posed to him by the Daily Kos commenters.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules – 7/9/09

Wondering where you can meet your favorite mayoral candidate? Agendas are provided by the Menino, Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea campaigns and laboriously pasted here by Lit Drop staff. Please note that plans can change on the campaign trail at a moment’s notice, but we do our best to keep it up to date:  Read more

Dorchester Seven line up for at-large council race; can any claim a base here?

One proclaims he'll be a "Dot Rat" for life. Another notes he purchased the house he grew up in near Grove Hall. And another just moved in from the Back Bay part of Boston. Almost lost among the number and diversity of candidates running for City Council At-Large is the fact that nearly half of the fifteen live in Dorchester.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules – 7/8/09

Wondering where you can meet your favorite mayoral candidate? Agendas are provided by the Menino, Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea campaigns and laboriously pasted here by Lit Drop staff. Please note that plans can change on the campaign trail at a moment’s notice, but we do our best to keep it up to date:  Read more

Fancy-stuff shopping with Mayor Menino

Well, not actual shopping per se, but the Mayor will be hosting a guided tour of the retail opportunities in Back Bay and Fenway today for members of the International Council of Shopping Centers.  Read more

Mo' money, mo'... likelihood of surviving 9/22, I guess.

The Boston Phoenix’s David Bernstein crunches the numbers (Thanks, David) and gives us a look at how the fund raising side of the city council at large race is shaping up. Some surprising sums are included, especially among the more conservative/Republican/Libertarian candidates that don’t seem to be able to make headway in the conservative donor scene.

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' weekend schedules – 7/3/09-7/5/09

Wondering where you can meet your favorite mayoral candidate? Want to high-five Sam Yoon? Collect Flaherty campaign handouts? Agendas are provided by the Menino, Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea campaigns and laboriously pasted here by Lit Drop staff. Please note that plans can change on the campaign trail at a moment’s notice, but we do our best to keep it up to date:  Read more