Category: Tom Whalen

Patrick not interested in Attorney General post

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

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Charlie Baker under fire for “sweetheart” comment

September 24th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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New poll has Baker & Coakley tied

September 22nd, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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The strategy against ISIS

September 10th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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MA primary recap

September 10th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Chabot: Pols put clout at risk by backing candidates early

September 8th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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The Bay State’s top Democratic pols are laying their political clout on the line in tomorrow’s primary — backing hotly challenged pols in too-close-to-call races that will test their electoral machines as well as potentially spark divisive, inter-party rifts…

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“I think it’s a risky move for Walsh right now, and also for Patrick. The idea is their clout should put them over the top, but what if their candidates lose? It’s going to be a case of the emperor has no clothes. While Patrick might be leaving political life, what will it say to national Democratic leaders if he doesn’t have electoral power in his own backyard?”

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Officials predict low turnout for primary vote

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

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With just days to go before the state’s primary elections, state and local officials are echoing concerns over a low turnout in what many consider an uneventful primary battle…

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“If Moulton does pull out the upset, Tisei has no chance of winning that district. He’s not going to defeat Moulton, because Moulton will be able to bring the whole Democratic coalition together.”

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Governor’s race: Who has the edge leading to primary day?

September 1st, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Tierney far ahead in the money race

August 31st, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Lowell Sun, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney outraised all of his challengers in the most recent reporting period, as his contested 6th District primary election approaches…

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“It shows the power of incumbency. Since he has the seat he can play upon existing relationships and ties to various fundraisers and contributors to the party.”

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Super PAC money a force in governor’s race

August 28th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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As the Sept. 9 primary nears, super PACS are increasingly flexing their financial muscles. Unrestrained by donation limits, super PACs have accounted for more than 40 percent of all spending in the race for governor over the past two months…

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“It’s made it absolutely mandatory that candidates need them (super PACs) in order to survive politically … The message to candidates is if you take the moral high ground, you’re going to lose.”

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