Boston Globe and Herald Merge!

October 27, 2014

It’s rare to find the two local dailies on the same page, but today it’s this one:

 

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The Boston Globe’s somewhat surprising endorsement of Charlie Baker comes one week after the Boston Herald’s entirely predictable one.

 

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The flirty local tabloid also ran this big wet kiss alongside the endorsement.

 

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As of today, that goes double for the stately local broadsheet. (The redoubtable Dan Kennedy helpfully compiles the Globe’s previous GOP gubernatorial flings here.)

Coakley’s response? The oldest (and lamest) dodge in the books (via USA Today):

Coakley’s campaign released a statement Sunday touting the endorsements she has received from labor groups and other organizations, while making reference to her bid for history. She is seeking to become the first woman elected governor of Massachusetts. “We know that the only endorsement that matters is the endorsement of the people of Massachusetts on Nov. 4,” said the Coakley statement in the Lowell Sun.

 

See ya next Tuesday.


Boston Herald: Scott Brown for Governor?

January 2, 2013

Up until now, conventional wisdom in the Bay State held that Scott Brown (R-Tickle Me Grover) had first GOP dibs on the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by John Kerry (D-So Long, Suckers), while Good (Next) Time Charlie Baker had same on the 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial race.

Not so fast.

From Joe Battenfeld’s piece in today’s Boston Herald:

Scott BrownDems fear Scott may run for gov

While Democrats frantically try to block Scott Brown from going back to the U.S. Senate, there are also increasing fears he could pose an even bigger threat as the next Massachusetts governor.

Republicans close to the departing U.S. senator said he’s itching to go back to Washington to replace John Kerry, but Democrats are buzzing more about a potential Brown gubernatorial campaign in 2014. It may be tempting for Brown to run in a special election against a vulnerable Rep. Edward J. Markey, but he should reject the easy play and go for the job that really matters — running the state of Massachusetts.

“In the last week, there has been more speculation (about a Brown gubernatorial campaign),” one top Democratic strategist said. “He’d have a much better shot at (governor).”

 

Battenfeld says in a Senate race Democrats “will throw millions of dollars against him and use the same strategy they used last year for U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren, trying to tie him to national Republicans.” The gubernatorial race would be an easier one to win.

[I]f you were Scott Brown, who would you rather run against, Ed Markey and the entire Democratic Party, or state Treasurer Steve Grossman or Attorney General Martha Coakley?

 

Good question.

One last question: What does Charlie Baker think?

Battenfeld doesn’t say.

UPDATE: Gotta add today’s overcaffeinated Page One (via the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages):

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Love that feisty local tabloid.