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Coverage of Massachusetts' November election and the race for governor

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 07:55 AM EDT

Gov. Baker, Democrat Gonzalez Square Off in First Debate

Gov. Baker, Democrat Gonzalez Square Off in First Debate

In the first of three gubernatorial debates, the pressure was on Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez, who was down more than 40 points in the latest poll behind incumbent Charlie Baker.

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 05:02 PM EDT

Bernie Sanders to Barnstorm in Battlegrounds for Midterms

Bernie Sanders to Barnstorm in Battlegrounds for Midterms

Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White...

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 12:24 PM EDT

Baker, Gonzalez to Clash in 1st Mass. Gubernatorial Debate

Baker, Gonzalez to Clash in 1st Mass. Gubernatorial Debate

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and his Democratic challenger, Jay Gonzalez, are preparing to square off in their first debate of the fall campaign.

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 05:49 PM EDT

Kids Grill Vt. Candidates on School Safety

Kids Grill Vt. Candidates on School Safety

Candidates for statewide office in Vermont took tough questions about their policies Friday—not from reporters or voters—but rather, from kids. The Williston Central School hosted a forum with seventh and...

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 07:52 PM EDT

1-on-1 With Democratic Gov. Candidate Jay Gonzalez

1-on-1 With Democratic Gov. Candidate Jay Gonzalez

Jay Gonzalez, the Democratic nominee for Massachusetts governor, joins necn to talk about his race against Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 05:40 PM EDT

Minimum Wage Re-Emerges as Debate in Race for Vt. Governor

Minimum Wage Re-Emerges as Debate in Race for Vt. Governor

As the candidates who want to be governor of Vermont voice differing views on the minimum wage, some employers locally and nationally are saying they’re not waiting for mandated wage increases—and are moving...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 04:55 PM EDT

Eversource Defends Donations to Baker Campaign

Eversource Defends Donations to Baker Campaign

Officials with Eversource are defending the actions of some executives after state records showed they donated to the campaign of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker shortly after being chosen to lead the...

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at 04:29 PM EDT

Obama Endorses New England Candidates

Obama Endorses New England Candidates

Former President Barack Obama has issued his second wave of midterm endorsements to another 260 Democrats — and many of them are to candidates in New England. Among the endorsements Obama has issued this...

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 05:59 PM EDT

Gonzalez Says Baker Slow in Responding to Police OT Scandal

Gonzalez Says Baker Slow in Responding to Police OT Scandal

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez says Republican Gov. Charlie Baker should fire the head of the state police and his public safety secretary and "take charge" of the police overtime abuse...

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 06:44 PM EDT

Gubernatorial Candidate Gonzalez Unveils $1B Education Plan

Gubernatorial Candidate Gonzalez Unveils $1B Education Plan

Democratic candidate for governor Jay Gonzalez says Massachusetts could raise $1 billion for education and transportation by taxing the endowments of the state's wealthiest colleges and universities. Gonzalez...

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