Category: Tom Whalen

Analysts: Charlie Baker’s appeal to independents, cities was key in victory

November 7th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Following Charlie Baker’s victory in the gubernatorial election, many political analysts say positioning himself as a moderate was a key to the Republican’s success…

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“The irony of ironies here is Baker’s blueprint for how to win as a Republican in Massachusetts is to deny you’re a Republican. Independent seems to be the way to go here.”

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Chabot: Deval Patrick scandals damaged Martha Coakley campaign

November 6th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Voters elected Republican Charlie Baker in part as a demand for a strong manager on Beacon Hill — where scandal after high-profile scandal plagued Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration and tainted Democrat Martha Coakley’s failed campaign…

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“I think Charlie Baker suddenly portrayed the race as Patrick’s third term, asking voters if they want more of the same. He was able to hang those around Martha Coakley’s neck. She needed her own message, not Patrick’s.”

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Associated Press: Charlie Baker elected Governor

November 5th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Menino funeral

November 3rd, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Experts: GOP gains ahead, but no major shakeup

November 2nd, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Lowell Sun, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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The Republicans could steal one or two key races, but aren’t poised for a massive haul in Massachusetts this Election Day, analysts are saying in the final days before the midterm elections…

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“If Baker doesn’t win, you might as well just kiss off the Republican Party in the state. If they can’t win this race, what can they win?”

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Baker, Coakley cancel campaign events following Menino’s death

October 31st, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Legacy of Mayor Tom Menino

October 30th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Baker says emotional fisherman story 4 years old

October 29th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Boston Globe endorses Charlie Baker for governor

October 27th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Baker jumps 9 points in new Boston Globe poll

October 25th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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