Mass. Governor 2014

Good Luck, Charlie

Massachusetts elects an attractive man who has not held any elected office before, with a business demeanor talking about reforming Beacon Hill. We're starting to see a pattern, here. This week: post-election Scrum.

Outguess The Scrum: Send Us Your 2014 Election Predictions

Election Day is nearly upon us, which means it's time for you to try to outguess The Scrum's David Bernstein, Peter Kadzis, and Adam Reilly in the #Mapoli Prediction Challenge.

The "I Get No Respect" Scrum Podcast

Do we write off some politicians because they're not viable? Or are they not viable because we write them off? The Scrum took a closer look at the struggle that some candidates face trying to get media coverage and the public to see them as contenders.

The Scrum's Adam Reilly and David Bernstein speak with former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift about a possible Romney run for president in 2016; why women seem to love (or at least like) Charlie Baker; whether the national GOP has drifted too far to the right; inoculating against the three H's (hair, hemlines, and husbands); and the legacy of the late Governor Paul Cellucci.

How To Become Governor, From Someone Who Didn't

The loneliness of the major-party candidate and some hard-won wisdom for Martha Coakley (and any political candidate) from former candidate Shannon O'Brien.

The Massachusetts primary elections are nearly upon us--they go down on September 9!--which means it's time for The Scrum's first-ever #MaPoli Prediction Challenge.

Just read an interesting press release from the gubernatorial campaign of Juliette Kayyem, in which a standard-issue appeal for campaign donations got an intensely moralistic spin — and gave me an intense case of political deja vu.

Adam Reilly and David Bernstein talk about a report about finance problems in Attorney General Martha Coakley's gubernatorial campaign.

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