Republican Governor Charlie Baker's 2018 State of the Commonwealth speech doubled as the unofficial start of his re-election bid, and highlighted some of the major hurdles his would-be challengers face (e.g., Democratic goodwill and Baker's artfully crafted post-partisan persona). Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis were on scene to offer instant analysis, and also got some keen insights from their WGBH colleague Mike Deehan, Mass Live reporter Gin Dumcius, Politico's Lauren Dezenski, and State Senator Karen Spilka--who didn't respond quite as enthusiastically to Baker's speech as many of her Democratic colleagues.
October 18, 2017
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.
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