Jay Gonzalez Wants To Be Mass. Governor

This is first of three Scrum conversations with candidates for Mass. Governor.  

Jay Gonzalez is one of the three hopefuls vying for the Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts. The winner will face off against incumbent Republican Charlie Baker this November. 

Gonzalez sat down recently with WGBH News Scrum podcast hosts Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis. Shira Schoenberg, who covers the State House for The Springfield Republican and masslive.com, joined the conversation.

Single payer health care, the millionaires tax, and the proper role of state government were among the topics discussed.

We know Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was just re-elected by a big margin. Look closer at the results of Boston's municipal election, though, and some provocative themes and questions start to emerge. The Scrum dove into the results at the Banshee Pub in Dorchester with a panel of media experts Meghan Irons of the Boston Globe, Yawu Miller of the Bay State Banner, and Jennifer Smith of the Dorchester Reporter and then took some sharp questions from the audience. 


We've reached the stretch drive in Boston's mayoral race, with one Marty Walsh-Tito Jackson debate already on the books and one more slated for October 24. Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis talk to Boston political scribe extraordinaire David Bernstein about the questions he thinks Jackson and Walsh still need to answer before voters head to the polls on November 7.


The Vice President of IBEW local 2222 Kevin Holland and CWA Local 1400 executive board member and Vice President for Southeastern Mass. Greg Irving joined Adam to talk about the Verizon strike.

The Scrum presents the top 5 ranking for the 2014 Scrum's Prediction Challenge.

Adam Reilly, Peter Kadzis and David Bernstein talk about where the allegiances of different groups in the city fall: with John Connolly or Marty Walsh.

Adam Reilly, Peter Kadzis and David Bernstein talk about the race to succeed Ed Markey.

Adam Reilly, Peter Kadzis and David Bernstein talk about the week in the Boston mayoral race.

We're five weeks from electing a new mayor of Boston. This week, "The Scrum" - WGBH News' ongoing conversation about politics in Boston and across Massachusetts - looked at some of the polls in the Boston mayoral race, and how candidates John Connolly and Marty Walsh have been handling (or mishandling) controversial issues like the Boston Police Patrolmen Association's arbitration award.

WGBH News' political analysts David Bernstein and Peter Kadzis joined WGBH reporter Adam Reilly in the latest edition of "The Scrum."

Adam Reilly, Peter Kadzis and David Bernstein talk about some of the Monday-morning quarterbacking after the Boston mayoral preliminary.

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