Dan Murphy, an alumnus of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2012 campaign who would go on to work as a deputy press secretary on Congressman Michael Capuano’s Senate run in 2009, has signed on as campaign manager of South Ender Michelle Wu’s City Council bid.
Rachel Schwarzman, who worked on Joseph Kearns Goodwin’s unsuccessful state Senate campaign, is Wu’s finance director, the campaign said Tuesday. Read more
Feb. 14, 2013
Ward 14 Democrats will caucus at the Perkins Community Center, 155 Talbot Ave., on Sat. Feb. 16. Doors open at 12 noon. The ward will choose 25 delegates and four alternates for the Democratic state convention. Ward 16 Democrats are scheduled to meet on Wed., Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the McKeon Post, 4 Hilltop St. Read more
Unions are starting to wade into the special state Senate election, with two locals announcing the candidates they intend to back: Carpenters Local 67 said Wednesday that they are endorsing state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry while Laborers Local 223 is endorsing state Rep. Nick Collins.
“We’ve got a much longer history of working with Linda,” said Chris Shannon, council representative for Carpenters Local 67 and the New England Regional Council of Carpenters. The local endorsed Forry when she ran for 12th Suffolk state representative in 2005, he said. Read more
Feb. 5, 2013
Mayor Thomas Menino on Tuesday asked for the advisory panel eyeing a school assignment overhaul to again delay their vote, scheduled for Saturday, and wrap up their work by before the end of the month.
“I ask that you continue your work past this weekend,” Menino wrote in the letter, which was obtained by the Reporter. The advisory panel had aimed for a December vote, and that was pushed back into January, and then to this weekend. Read more
Former City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty said Tuesday he will not be a candidate in the race to replace former state Sen. Jack Hart. Flaherty, a South Boston Democrat, unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 2009 and fell short in his bid to return to a City Council At-Large slot in 2011.
Below is his Facebook post: Read more
The primary in the race to to replace former state Sen. Jack Hart (D-South Boston) will be on April 30, while the general election will take place on May 28, Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin's office said Monday.
According to a release from Galvin's office:
The deadline for submitting nomination papers to the Boston Election Department is February 27, and the last day to file certified nomination papers with the Secretary of the Commonwealth is March 6. Nominations for the Senate require a minimum of 300 certified signatures.
A former chief of staff to City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo is headed south to work on a mayoral campaign in Texas. Stuart Rosenberg, who worked as a field director for Tammy Baldwin’s U.S. Senate campaign, will be managing Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s bid for a third term, he said Monday.
Parker, who is openly gay, was first elected in 2009 and won reelection in 2011. She is running for a final term this year, since the office comes with term limits. Read more
The field of candidates angling to replace former state Sen. Jack Hart is expected to form this week. Sources told the Reporter on Sunday night that state Reps. Linda Dorcena Forry and Nick Collins are jumping into the race.
Rep. Forry is a Dorchester Democrat and Collins, also a Democrat, hails from South Boston. Rep. Forry is married to Reporter managing editor Bill Forry. Read more
Feb. 1, 2013
Democrats from across the state on Thursday night converged at the Boston Teachers Union headquarters in Dorchester and heard from the two Congressmen hoping to succeed U.S. Sen. John Kerry. Expecting to face off against one another in the April 30 primary, Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Ed Markey (D-Malden) pitched their candidacies to a roomful of dozens of activists.
While is his official campaign launch isn’t until Saturday, Markey told the crowd, “It begins now. The primary is, believe it or not, in 90 days.” Read more
State Sen. Jack Hart’s plan to decamp for a law firm this week rocked the Boston political scene when the news broke Monday night. The 51-year-old South Boston Democrat will leave a void within the Boston delegation on Beacon Hill after spending 16 years under the golden dome, five of them as a state representative. Read more