The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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MA 2010 Archives

RACE IN THE NEWS

Massachusetts Gubernatorial Headlines 2010 Archives

DECEMBER 2010

Patrick ousts head of MassDevelopment Agency (Boston Globe, 12/30/10)
Which Mass. Democrat will leave the House? (Washington Post, 12/30/10)
Mass. sets tougher limits on emissions (Boston Globe, 12/30/10)
Health care plan for immigrants given a one-month reprieve (Boston Globe, 12/30/10)
VFW criticizes Patrick’s ouster of veterans’ secretary (Boston Globe, 12/29/10)
Patrick bumps veterans secretary (Boston Globe, 12/29/10)
At Probation, new chief keeps focus on future (Boston Globe, 12/29/10)
State GOP chief pleads to keep job (Boston Herald, 12/28/10)
Schools lag on bullying strategy (Boston Globe, 12/26/10)
Mass. expands solar power under Patrick (Boston Globe, 12/26/10)
Nothing simple about drawing these lines (Boston Globe, 12/23/10)
Editorial: Lost House seat increases need for clean redistricting process (Boston Globe, 12/23/10)
Immigrant activists protest state’s move into ‘secure communities’ (Cambridge Chronicle, 12/22/10)
Census costs MA a seat, influence on Capitol Hill (Boston Globe, 12/22/10)
Mass. delegation begins playing a game of survival (Boston Globe, 12/22/10)
Patrick nominates first Asian-American to state’s highest court (Boston Globe, 12/22/10)
Bay State politicians anxiously await census totals (Boston Globe, 12/21/10)
With Baker on job hunt, GOP chair floats potential 2014 bid (Swampscott Reporter, 12/19/10)
MA joins US push on illegal immigrants (Boston Globe, 12/18/10)
Patrick’s judicial picks spark Governor’s Council strife (Boston Herald, 12/18/10)
Despite confusion, search for UMass president presses on (Boston Globe, 12/17/10)
Probation inquiry shifts to Legislature (Boston Globe, 12/16/10)
Opinion: Hefty price for health reform success (Salem News, 12/16/10)
Patrick was “2010 Comeback Kid of the Year” (Public Policy Polling, 12/15/10)
Patrick asks state to cut even more (Boston Globe, 12/15/10)
Head of probation dept won’t leave job without a fight (Boston Globe, 12/14/10)
State budget leaders forecast more pain (Boston Globe, 12/14/10)
State faces a gap as Medicaid use rises (Boston Globe, 12/14/10)
Patrick to tackle rising health care costs (WCVB, 12/13/10)
Patrick flexes muscle, shows signs of tight grip in 2d term (Boston Globe, 12/13/10)
After expanding coverage, Mass looks to cut costs (NPR, 12/11/10)
Critics: Patrick plays patronage game better than anyone (Boston Herald, 12/10/10)
Patrick’s UMass mess ensnares Marty Meehan (Boston Globe, 12/10/10)
UMass trustree chair quits over Patrick’s ‘meddling’ (Boston Globe, 12/9/10)
Health care costs sap state aid for schools (Boston Globe, 12/9/10)
In 2012 re-election bid, Obama to follow Patrick’s lead (Boston Globe, 12/8/10)
Task force to investigate judicial hiring (Boston Globe, 12/8/10)
Patrick’s re-election campaign should be Obama’s 2012 blueprint? (The New Republic, 12/8/10)
Mass political leaders promise overhaul of Probation Dept (WBUR, 12/7/10)
DeLeo wants probation hires under Civil Service; Patrick concurs (Boston Globe, 12/7/10)
Patrick: Redistricting should be ‘at arm’s length’ (Boston Herald, 12/6/10)
Judges struggled to control patronage abuses at Probation (Boston Globe, 12/5/10)
Galvin calls for changes to district redrawing (Boston Globe, 12/5/10)
MA pols brace for redistricting battles (Boston Herald, 12/4/10)
Governor toughens talk on Probation (Boston Globe, 12/3/10)
Patrick won’t challenge Brown (Boston Herald, 12/3/10)
Amid outcry, Boston City Council expels Turner (Boston Globe, 12/2/10)
State’s environmental chief stepping down (South Coast Today, 12/1/10)
Supreme Court Justice tells of 2003 death threats following same-sex marriage ruling (Boston Globe, 12/1/10)
Patrick avoids taking a position over embattled Boston City Councilman (Boston Herald, 12/1/10)
Two key Patrick aides to depart (Boston Globe, 12/1/10)

NOVEMBER 2010

Single-digit hikes OK’d in health plans (Boston Globe, 11/25/10)
Patrick wants new UMass head to bring ‘national profile’ (MetroWest Daily News, 11/22/10)
Probation patronage scandal – selling out our safety (Boston Globe, 11/21/10)
Editorial: In shocking Probation scandal, the disgrace is widespread (Boston Globe, 11/20/10)
Lawmakers: Immigrant tuition is low on list (Amesbury News, 11/18/10)
Patrick: Give me control of MA Probation (Boston Globe, 11/18/10)
Inquiry finds corruption at MA Probation Department (New York Times, 11/18/10)
High court to release report on Probation hiring practices (Boston Globe, 11/18/10)
Mass. unemployment rate falls to 8.1% in October (Bloomberg Businessweek, 11/18/10)
Patrick to focus on change for immigrants (Boston Globe, 11/17/10)
Legislators weigh in on in-state tuition debate (MetroWest Daily News, 11/17/10)
Governor eyes free junior college (Boston Herald, 11/17/10)
State GOP chair on hot seat after dismal election day (Boston Herald, 11/17/10)
Patrick seeks to energize Cabinet; asks for resignations of all top officials (Boston Globe, 11/16/10)
Patrick to push in-state tuition for immigrants (Boston Globe, 11/16/10)
Aftermath 2010: Patrick eyes funding for substance abuse programs hit by alcohol tax repeal (Arlington Advocate, 11/16/10)
Between the lines: Deval’s second chance (Valley Advocate, 11/11/10)
Baker adviser defends focus on Cahill, says he was ‘the major factor’ in race (Boston Herald, 11/10/10)
Survey: Baker got buried by female voters (Gloucester Times, 11/7/10)
Musings Election 2010: What have we learned? (Duxbury Reporter, 11/7/10)
Red tide stops at Massachusetts (Politico, 11/7/10)
Opinion: Baker’s personality too cold for Mass voters (South Coast Today, 11/7/10)
Baker, Patrick both were winners (Worcester Telegram, 11/7/10)
Cahill: Attacks ‘backfired’ (Boston Herald, 11/7/10)
Patrick reflects on election (WGGB, 11/5/10)

OCTOBER 2010

Audio: Did Charlie Baker just have his “Michael Dukakis moment”? (Blue Mass Group, 10/22/10)
Jeff Perry’s past an issue in MA gov race (Boston Herald, 10/22/10)
For Patrick, optimism prevails (Boston Globe, 10/22/10)
Report on job losses could damage Patrick (Boston Herald, 10/22/10)
Red Wall of Silence showing cracks: Mihos says Perry should quit (Blue Mass Group, 10/22/10)
Cahill brushes off critics, odds (Boston Globe, 10/21/10)
Patrick’s new ad has potential to backfire (Boston Globe, 10/21/10)
Patrick highlights Western MA outreach in area debate (Boston Herald, 10/21/10)
Governor’s wife has aide on taxpayers’ dime (Boston Herald, 10/20/10)
Tax cuts could take time to implement, Baker says (Boston Globe, 10/20/10)
For Baker, relaxing can work (Boston Globe, 10/20/10)
Patrick targeted by foes of slots (Boston Globe, 10/20/10)
Baker hits Patrick on local aid cuts (Boston Herald, 10/19/10)
Menino, union leader help push Patrick’s job message (Boston Globe, 10/19/10)
Gambling lobbyists bet heavy on Patrick (Boston Herald, 10/18/10)
Patrick camp is unable to show foe tied to T debt (Boston Globe, 10/18/10)
In Boston, Obama rallies for Gov. Patrick (Washington Post, 10/17/10)
Commentary: Cahill should choose service over ambition (Boston Herald, 10/16/10)
Guber hopefuls offer range of crimefighting strategies (Boston Globe, 10/15/10)
Who won? Cahill scores for candor (Boston Herald, 10/15/10)
Baker’s pollsters say he has taken the lead in race for governor (Boston Globe, 10/14/10)
Poll: Tim Cahill’s defectors aided Patrick (Boston Herald, 10/14/10)
Gubernatorial candidates grilled by young audience (Boston Globe, 10/14/10)
Cahill will lose, but will he bring Baker with him? (Boston Globe, 10/14/10)
E-mails indicate Cahill’s advisers discussed lottery ads (Boston Globe, 10/14/10)
Dem ex-AG endorses Baker, saying Patrick’s failed (Boston Globe, 10/14/10)
Ex-Cahill aides: We passed on no info in MA gov race (Boston Herald, 10/14/10)
A Massachusetts underdog fights on (New York Times, 10/13/10)
Guber candidates seek to move beyond controversy (Boston Globe, 10/13/10)
Judge orders former Cahill aides to undergo depositions (Boston Globe, 10/13/10)
Baker quietly accepts endorsement by Mass State Police (Boston Globe, 10/13/10)
Opinion: Baker’s ‘woman’ problem (Boston Globe, 10/10/10)
Editorial: An inspiring governor’s race slides depressingly downhill (Boston Globe, 10/9/10)
Official statement from Paul Loscocco (Boston Herald, 10/8/10)
Cahill files lawsuit alleging dirty political tricks in Mass. (Boston Globe, 10/7/10)
Patrick ad slams Baker record at insurer; rival hits taxes (Boston Globe, 10/7/10)
Patrick’s progressive income tax dream (Boston Globe, 10/6/10)
Charles in charge? Was Baker ready to be a candidate? (Boston Phoenix, 10/6/10)
Candidates differ on job creation (Worcester News Telegram, 10/6/10)
Speaker rejects Tisei’s tax talk, Tisei calls Patrick a ‘taxoholic’ (Boston Herald, 10/6/10)
Baker runs on the low road (Boston Globe, 10/6/10)
Is Loscocco an exploding cigar for Baker? (WBUR, 10/6/10)
Patrick touts results in his first four years (Salem News, 10/6/10)
Patrick again talks up progressive income tax, but says he won’t pursue it (MetroWest Daily News, 10/6/10)
Opinion: Nice guy or tough guy, who finishes first? (Boston Globe, 10/5/10)
Senate GOP to block Mass. budget bill (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/5/10)
Baker a tough sell for women (Boston Herald, 10/5/10)
Patrick lashes out after Tisei’s tax remarks (Boston Globe, 10/5/10)
Baker says no job deal for Loscocco (Boston Globe, 10/5/10)
Baker, Cahill blast costs of Patrick’s ‘pet’ Cape Wind (Boston Herald, 10/5/10)
Patrick steps up fundraising (Boston Globe, 10/4/10)
Patrick: Loscocco defection ‘pretty tacky move’ (Boston Herald, 10/4/10)
Baker: No job for Loscocco in administration (Boston Globe, 10/4/10)
Could a sympathy surge turn into Cahill’s comeback strategy? (WBUR, 10/4/10)
Even the players can use a little help keeping track of the Cahill campaign (Boston Globe, 10/3/10)
Cahill: A boy who wouldn’t back down (Boston Globe, 10/3/10)
One day after defection, Cahill gets some sympathy on the trail (Boston Globe, 10/3/10)
Baker: Happy days, high expectations (Boston Globe, 10/3/10)
Patrick mum on health care for illegals (Boston Herald, 10/2/10)
Gov rivals pounce on payout (Boston Herald, 10/1/10)
Opponents say Patrick is misleading voters on MCAS (Boston Globe, 10/1/10)
Cahill’s running mate quits; backs Baker (Boston Globe, 10/1/10)
Baker takes time out to show a softer side (Boston Globe, 10/1/10)

SEPTEMBER 2010

Stein narrowly misses requirement for public funding (Boston Globe, 9/30/10)
Taxes dominate debates (Boston Globe, 9/29/10)
To Baker, pulling Pilgrim out of RI was tough call but right move (Boston Globe, 9/29/10)
Patrick, rivals spar over state budget (Boston Globe, 9/28/10)
State GOP impedes vote on stimulus spending (Boston Globe, 9/28/10)
Patrick: recession rattled people’s confidence (Bloomberg Businessweek, 9/27/10)
Crunch time for Patrick (Boston Globe, 9/27/10)
Opinion: Here’s my 2 cents, Charlie ¬†- keep the change (Boston Herald, 9/26/10)
Baker catches Patrick in new poll (Boston Globe, 9/26/10)
Stein says she’s raised enough for state match (Boston Globe, 9/26/10)
Cahill vows to stay in the race (Boston Globe, 9/25/10)
Green-Rainbow candidate views quest for office in global terms (Boston Globe, 9/25/10)
Opponents blast Patrick on immigration (Boston Globe, 9/24/10)
Cahill still in race, despite staff loss (Boston Globe, 9/24/10)
Cahill strategist Weaver leaves campaign (Boston Globe, 9/24/10)
Patrick gets AFL-CIO endorsement (Boston Globe, 9/24/10)
Opponents blast Patrick on immigration (Boston Globe, 9/23/10)
GOP governors take aim at Patrick (Boston Globe, 9/23/10)
Candidates spar over Big Dig, taxes (Boston Herald, 9/23/10)
Feuding challengers miss an opportunity (Boston Globe, 9/22/10)
Baker’s performance just didn’t add up (Boston Globe, 9/22/10)
Patrick assails Charlie Baker on Big Dig ‘cover-up’ (Boston Herald, 9/22/10)
Cahill’s debate performance may have helped, but not by enough (Patriot Ledger, 9/22/10)
Cahill defends stance on ending transportation expansion (WBUR, 9/21/10)
Cahill accuses Baker of ‘lying’ in guber debate (Boston Herald, 9/21/10)
Poll: Voters clueless about Charlie Baker (Boston Herald, 9/21/10)
Patrick enjoys a huge gender gap in latest poll (Boston Herald, 9/21/10)
Cahill disputes ‘spoiler’ tag after new poll result (Boston Herald, 9/21/10)
Poll indicates Patrick increasing lead over Baker (Boston Globe, 9/21/10)
In new ad, Cahill’s back in the kitchen (Boston Globe, 9/20/10)
Baker fights imaginary ‘Patrick-Cahill’ ticket (Boston Herald, 9/19/10)
Patrick’s reform record scrutinized from all sides (Boston Globe, 9/19/10)
Cahill needs a tag for sinking ship (Boston Herald, 9/19/10)
Team Cahill drops the ball (Boston Herald, 9/19/10)
Poll suggests governor’s race is tossup (Boston Globe, 9/18/10)
Patrick gets boost from 3 local North Shore mayors (Salem News, 9/18/10)
State GOP spends $674K on Baker TV ads (Boston Herald, 9/18/10)
Baker defends angry tone (Boston Globe, 9/17/10)
Baker demagoguing on immigration issue (Boston Globe, 9/16/10)
Baker camp encouraged by primary snippets (Boston Herald, 9/16/10)
Patrick says GOP wants return to failed policies (Boston Globe, 9/15/10)
Tax talk dominates gubernatorial debate (Boston Herald, 9/15/10)
Analysis: For GOP slate, money will be an issue in Bay State (Boston Globe, 9/15/10)
Patrick, Baker, Cahill trade punches in radio debate (Boston Globe, 9/15/10)
As Patrick denounces negative ads, a doozy is unleashed on Baker (Boston Herald, 9/14/10)
Baker: Cahill uninformed or ‘just lying’ with Enron comparison (Boston Herald, 9/14/10)
After hesitating, Cahill votes in Democratic primary (Boston Globe, 9/14/10)
A brash change-agent, Baker rose fast (Boston Globe, 9/12/10)
Menino, Patrick bridge differences (Boston Globe, 9/11/10)
Opinion: Sour Baker a harder sell (Boston Globe, 9/10/10)
Guber candidates agree to human service forum (Boston Herald, 9/10/10)
State used no public funds to help Baker at Harvard Pilgrim (Boston Globe, 9/9/10)
GOP’s Baker outlines cost-cutting agenda for state (Boston Globe, 9/8/10)
Cahill’s clarity stood out in debate (WBUR, 9/8/10)
Baker outlines cost-cutting agenda for Mass. (Bloomberg Businessweek, 9/8/10)
In first televised debate, Baker, Patrick trade blows (Boston Herald, 9/8/10)
Cahill often pushed to sidelines as Baker, Patrick duel (Boston Globe, 9/8/10)
On eve of debate, poll shows Patrick leading, but Baker within reach (Cape Cod Day, 9/8/10)
Patrick vows to honor tax cut (Boston Herald, 9/7/10)
Patrick prods lawmakers to rethink casino stance (Boston Herald, 9/7/10)
Commentary: Patrick heaps pain on non-union labor (Patriot Ledger, 9/6/10)
Patrick seeks to cement union ties (Boston Globe, 9/6/10)
Poll, GOP heavyweights add kick to Charlie Baker’s run (Boston Herald, 9/4/10)
Political winds swirl for Patrick (Boston Herald, 9/3/10)
Donations to Democrats surge (Boston Globe, 9/3/10)
Opinion: In tax spat, Baker’s right (Boston Globe, 9/3/10)
New poll shows Patrick keeping lead; rivals unveil new ads (Boston Globe, 9/3/10)
With ‘leaners’ included, Baker narrows gap to 2 (WBUR, 9/3/10)
Two more statewide candidates failed to pay taxes on campaign accounts (Boston Globe, 9/2/10)
Patrick on Beck rally – ‘It’s a free country. I wish it weren’t.’ (Weekly Standard, 9/2/10)
Patrick, Cahill urge lawmaker to cooperate with subpoena (Springfield Republican, 9/2/10)
Cahill ponies up $24G for unpaid taxes (Boston Herald, 9/2/10)
Cahill promises reforms (Springfield Republican, 9/2/10)
Cahill lashes out at Patrick over remarks on Glenn Beck (Boston Herald, 9/2/10)
Patrick won’t commit to sales tax rollback (Boston Globe, 9/1/10)

Cahill committee failed to pay state tax (Boston Globe, 9/1/10)

AUGUST 2010

Cahill, Stein agree to public financing in guber campaign (MassLive.com, 8/31/10)
Patrick loses grip on another labor union (Boston Herald, 8/31/10)
Patrick’s foes fuel debate over greenhouse gas compact (Boston Globe, 8/31/10)
Labor not working for Deval Patrick (Boston Herald, 8/30/10)
Charlie Baker ‘can do better’ (Boston Herald, 8/29/10)
Patrick says health care for immigrants may not come to end (Boston Globe, 8/27/10)
Baker supporter’s claims of red tape are only the beginning of the story (Boston Globe, 8/26/10)
Patrick, Cahill spar over transportation funding (MassBeacon.com, 8/25/10)
New Cahill ad touts scandal-free Lottery (WBUR, 8/25/10)
DC Analysis: Could Patrick be the nation’s most unpopular governor? (The Daily Caller, 8/25/10)
Mass. offers anti-bullying guidelines (Boston Globe, 8/25/10)
On Martha’s Vineyard, Patrick defends Cape Wind (Martha’s Vineyard Gazette, 8/24/10)
Patrick confronts questions on Cape Wind project (Washington Independent, 8/24/10)
Patrick has ‘concern’ over Big Dig contractor (Boston Herald, 8/24/10)
Candidate spending tells tales of differing strategies (Boston Globe, 8/22/10)
Wonderland Park closes; leaders try to blame Patrick (Boston Globe, 8/20/10)
Presidential aide: Patrick race not a bellwhether (Boston Herald, 8/20/10)
Much of health care policy came from Dukakis (Boston Globe, 8/20/10)
Baker slams employment numbers; Patrick says state is ‘rebounding’ (Worcester News & Telegram, 8/20/10)
With gambling bill derailed, Wonderland future uncertain (Saugus Advertiser, 8/20/10)
Patrick touts, foes fault, lawmakers work (Boston Herald, 8/19/10)
Baker’s learning curve (Boston Phoenix, 8/18/10)
Immigrant voter push launched (Dorchester Reporter, 8/18/10)
Independent Cahill tries to carve out political identity (WBUR, 8/18/10)
Recession compels Cahill to add his voice (Worcester News & Telegram, 8/18/10)
Opinion: The company Baker keeps speaks volumes (Boston Globe, 8/18/10)
Patrick’s reelection campaign a test case for Obama 2012 (Washington Post, 8/17/10)
Baker invokes small business struggles in economic critique (Cape & Plymouth Business, 8/17/10)
Baker vows to not raise gas tax (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/17/10)
Guber hopefuls clash over jobs, energy, wind turbines (WBUR, 8/17/10)
Video: Guber rivals debate Cape Wind project (Boston Globe, 8/17/10)
Baker courts the ‘birther’ vote (Boston Globe, 8/13/10)
Former guber wannabe Mihos fined a whopping $70 grand for campaign violations (Boston Herald, 8/13/10)
Cahill calls for 12-week maternity leave law (Boston Globe, 8/13/10)
New round of federal aide presents issues for guber candidates (Dedham Transcript, 8/12/10)
Baker wants distance from Big Dig (WBUR, 8/12/10)
Rivals battle over taxes, health (Boston Globe, 8/12/10)
Rivals blame Charlie Baker for Big Dig ‘mess’ (Boston Globe, 8/11/10)
Cahill proposes redistricting commission changes (MassLive.com, 8/11/10)
Patrick wants 8 debates with rivals (WBZ, 8/10/10)
Pollster: Baker ‘clearly closing the gap’ on Patrick (Boston Herald, 8/9/10)
Patrick uptick in fundraising in guber race (Boston Herald, 8/9/10)
Casino foes warily savor a seeming victory (Boston Globe, 8/7/10)
Patrick backs NYC mosque plan (Boston Globe, 8/5/10)
Legislative push to bring casinos to Mass falters (Christian Science Monitor, 8/5/10)
For builders, workers, towns, casino loss stings (Boston Globe, 8/5/10)
Massachusetts joins movement to bypass Electoral College (Boston Globe, 8/4/10)
Baker backs single casino (Boston Globe, 8/4/10)
Opinion: Patrick’s not-so-risky gamble on casinos (Boston Globe, 8/4/10)
Profile: The two sides of Baker – Charles and Charlie (WBUR, 8/4/10)
Patrick declares support for Ground Zero mosque (Boston Globe, 8/4/10)
Patrick picks up environmental endorsements (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/2/10)
Cahill: Patrick ‘owns’ recession if casinos fail (AP, 8/2/10)

JULY 2010

Baker slams union role in budget reforms (Bloomberg Businessweek, 7/29/10)
Patrick’s magic ‘win’ number (Boston Globe, 7/29/10)
Baker, Patrick clash over budget stewardship (Boston Globe, 7/29/10)
Cahill proposes limits on employer credit checks (Bloomberg Businessweek, 7/27/10)
Patrick holds lead in new poll (WBZ, 7/27/10)
No-shows litter Baker’s ed board record (Boston Herald, 7/27/10)
Baker slams Patrick for opting for national academic standards (Boston Globe, 7′/27/10)
Abortion foes lend support to Cahill (Boston Globe, 7/26/10)
Baker vows strong state role in fishery fight (Gloucester Times, 7/26/10)
Feds would explore ‘buybacks’ of boats hurt by new regulations (Gloucester Times, 7/25/10)
Conservative uproar over education standards decision (Boston Globe, 7/24/10)
Immigration shaping up to be important issue in gov race (MassLive, 7/22/10)
State education board votes to adopt national standards (Boston Globe, 7/21/10)GOP lawmakers upset over pending change to ed standards (Boston Globe, 7/20/10)
After DC troop visit, Patrick AWOL (Boston Globe, 7/20/10)
Patrick struggles to meet great expectations (Boston Globe, 7/18/10)
Patrick administration leaning away from MCAS standards (Allston-Brighton Tab, 7/16/10)
Baker says he doesn’t blame AZ for immigration crackdown (Boston Globe, 7/15/10)

Patrick decries logjam of bills in legislature (Boston Globe, 7/14/10)
Baker outlines plan for spending caps (MassLive.com, 7/14/10)
Baker responds to Fox25 attack ad on Patrick (MyFoxBoston, 7/14/10)

Despite past clashes, MA teachers union will back Patrick (Boston Globe, 7/13/10)
Commentary: RGA attack ads are off-key (Boston Globe, 7/12/10)
Editorial: RGA/Baker ads take the low road (Springfield Republican, 7/11/10)
RGA launches attack ads on Patrick during NGA Boston gathering (Boston Globe, 7/10/10)
Cahill hits back at GOP bullying (Boston Herald, 7/9/10)
RGA launches new ads in Mass. guber race (Boston Herald, 7/9/10)
Patrick calls Barbour a ‘stone-cold partisan’ (Boston Globe, 7/9/10)
Baker campaign uses botched TV interview in latest attack ad (Boston Herald, 7/9/10)
Federal gay marriage ban is ruled unconstitutional (Boston Globe, 7/8/10)
Patrick calls idea of slots at tracks a gift to developers (Boston Globe, 7/8/10)
Audio analysis: Cahill is fading out after poor TV ad (WBUR, 7/7/10)
Patrick says he’s open to sales tax holiday (Boston Globe, 7/7/10)
Casino plans have shrunk since Patrick first proposed them (Worcester Telegram, 7/4/10)
Health insurer, state reach surprise accord (Boston Globe, 7/3/10)
Cahill returns fire in new ads (Boston Globe, 7/2/10)
Cahill pushes back at “DC insiders” (National Journal, 7/2/10)
State short-term borrowing exceeded target two straight years (Boston Globe, 7/2/10)
Patrick, Baker and the battle of the budget (Boston Globe, 7/2/10)
Opinion: Petulant police threatening to protest at NGA gathering (Cape Cod Times, 7/3/10)
Bill for three casinos passes state Senate (Boston Globe, 7/1/10)
Baker seeks 5 fall debates in gov race (Boston Globe, 7/1/10)

JUNE 2010

Opinion: MA should move primary to earlier in the year (Boston Globe, 6/30/10)
Health care costs are back as governor race issue (Boston Globe, 6/28/10)
Poll shows Patrick still has a rough road to reelection (Boston Globe, 6/28/10)
Patrick leads, but Baker surging (Boston Globe, 6/27/10)
New poll finds Baker closing gap on Patrick (Boston Globe, 6/23/10)
State might withdraw $100 million to avoid cuts to local aid (Boston Globe, 6/22/10)
Baker fails to identify dozens of top donors (MassLive.com, 6/21/10)
Editorial: Governor’s race provides long-overdue moment of truth on Big Dig (Boston Globe, 6/20/10)
Cahill tells Lynn biz group political shift not “mushy” (Lynn Daily Item, 6/17/10)
Patrick touts May job gains, says ‘better days’ ahead (Boston Globe, 6/17/10)
Baker takes the heat in first major 3-way debate (Boston Globe, 6/17/10)
Patrick: Baker’s fingerprints “all over” Big Dig financing (Boston Globe, 6/16/10)
Guber rivals want to take on Patrick one-on-one (Boston Herald, 6/16/10)
Baker’s Big Dig memory hole (Boston Globe, 6/14/10)
Baker’s role in Big Dig financing was anything but “small” (Boston Globe, 6/13/10)
Cahill working to get his momentum back (Boston Globe, 6/8/10)
Dem Chair: party needs to reach out to voters (Needham Times, 6/7/10)
Baker has 2-to-1 CoH advantage over Patrick, Cahill (Worcester Business Journal, 6/7/10)
Patrick rallies party, calls out GOP (Boston Globe, 6/6/10)
For Patrick, convention was about mobilizing grassroots again (Boston Globe, 6/6/10)
Democrats feel a sense of shifting momentum (Boston Globe, 6/6/10)
Nervous Dem incumbents shelling out big bucks to image-makers (Boston Herald, 6/6/10)
At convo, Kerry calls Baker, Cahill “baseless” in their attacks on Patrick (Boston Herald, 6/6/10)
Democratic convention nominates Patrick (Cape Cod Times, 6/6/10)
Some Republicans frustrated Baker isn’t getting his message out (Patriot Ledger, 6/4/10)
Opinion: Odds and ends favor Patrick (Boston Herald, 6/3/10)
Baker: as governor, he’d keep it simple and save money, create jobs (West Roxbury Transcript, 6/3/10)
Patrick, Baker opt out of public funding (Boston Globe, 6/2/10)
Mass faces $700M hole if feds don’t supply Medicare funds (Boston Globe, 6/2/10)
Patrick skeptical of state senate’s immigration plan (Boston Globe, 6/1/10)

MAY 2010

Opinion: Sorry, Charlie, but you need to get a clue (Boston Herald, 5/30/10)
Which insider will play best as “outsider”? (Boston Globe, 5/30/10)
Editorial: Cahill should stop playing down probation dept problems (Boston Globe, 5/28/10)
Cahill accuses Patrick of playing politics (Worcester Telegram, 5/28/10)
Cahill: Patrick “pandering” to Muslims (Boston Globe, 5/27/10)

New poll shows Patrick in the lead (Worcester Telegram, 5/26/10)
Mass. conservatives vs. the RGA (Washington Post, 5/7/10)
Baker criticizes Patrick over spending (Springfield Republican, 5/5/10)
Cahill hits RGA in new web ad (MassBeacon.com, 5/5/10)
Baker slams foes on tax hikes (Salem News, 5/1/10)
The winds of change (Boston Globe, 5/1/10)
APRIL 2010
Cahill ridicules Cape Wind project (Boston Globe, 4/30/10)
Mass. House scraps property tax plan (Boston Globe, 4/26/10)
Bold tax vow haunts Patrick (Boston Globe, 4/25/10)
Baker looks both ways on gay rights (Boston Globe, 4/22/10)
Cahill higher in guber race polls (Patriot Ledger, 4/20/10)
GOP gathers for Worcester convo (Boston Globe, 4/17/10)
MA court rejects health insurers bid to raise premiums (Christian Science Monitor, 4/12/10)
Analysis: Patrick’s re-election run complicated by first term (WBZ, 4/11/10)
Baker turns his attention to RMV closures (MetroWest Daily News, 4/8/10)
Patrick continues to lead in polls (Boston Globe, 4/7/10)
Poll shows Cahill gaining support (Patriot Ledger, 4/7/10)
Baker raises over $2M in guber bid (Boston Globe, 4/6/10)
MARCH 2010
Is the time ripe for third party and indie bids? (The Rothenberg Report, 3/30/10)
Mihos, Baker meet in GOP debate (Boston Herald, 3/27/10)
Mihos, Baker face-off in Cape debate (Cape Cod Times, 3/26/10)
Rivalry heats up for Baker, Cahill (Boston Globe, 3/25/10)
Cahill warns against Obamacare (Dedham Transcript, 3/17/10)
Baker bristles at Romney comparisons (Boston Globe, 3/14/10)
New poll shows tight guber race (Boston Globe, 3/10/10)
Mihos loses campaign manager (Boston Herald, 3/9/10)
Union support no lock for Patrick (Boston Globe, 3/8/10)
Independent ticket on the campaign trail (Metrowest Daily News, 3/7/10)
Mihos: GOP rebel with many causes (The Daily News of Newburyport, 3/3/10)
Not sold on Charlie Baker (Boston Globe, 3/2/10)
Cahill hits the campaign trail (Taunton Daily Gazette, 3/2/10)
Patrick: Job growth is on it’s way (Taunton Daily Gazette, 3/1/10)
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