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Patrick 46%, Baker 39% and Cahill 10% in Latest Suffolk Poll

Poll Analysis from Jessica Van Sack:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1288667

Definitely not a good poll for Baker, but not as negative as many are saying. Can’t say I disagree with Van Sack, fallout from Cahill collapse appears to be helping Patrick.

Question 3, cutting sales tax to 3%: Support: 44%, Oppose: 49%

Question 1, repeal alcohol sales tax: Repeal: 46%, Maintain: 47%

Marginals: http://www.suffolk.edu/images/content/FINAL.MASS.Statewide.Marginals.pdf

CrossTabs: http://www.suffolk.edu/images/content/FINAL.MASS.STATEWIDE.TABLES.OCT.12.pdf

Poll Analysis later.

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Governor Tim Cahill

Video: Tim Cahill Candidate for Governor Interviewed by Hector Montalvo

Hector has been interviewing all the major candidates. Here is his interview with Tim Cahill. He had a previous interview with Charlie Baker and another with Attorney General candidate Jim McKenna.

Hector has more videos coming out including one with Deval Patrick and another with Martha Coakley.

Charlie Baker Governor

Video: Charlie Baker Candidate for Governor Interviewed by Hector Montalvo

Hector has another long and extremely informative interview with Charlie Baker. They go over tax cuts and the impact on the economy, especially on small business. Baker talks about how there are two sets of rules – where the regular people have had to make tough choices and accept lower earnings, while the state has continued to give itself budget increases and pay raises.

Baker makes two pledges:

  1. He will not raise taxes
  2. He will never cut local aid

Baker says that in the last election Patrick made three promises that he has not kept:

  1. That he would cut property taxes
  2. put 1000 new cops on the street
  3. make no cuts to local aid

“Those are big promises that haven’t been kept.”

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Charlie Baker Deval Patrick Governor

Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker Release New Ads

Patrick’s Ad – Moving Forward
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Baker’s Ad – Grateful for Union Support
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More video and analysis follows…

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Clean Elections Governor Jill Stein

Eli Beckerman on Jill Stein: And then there was one.

Jill Stein

As the dust settled on the first televised debate for this year’s gubernatorial contest in Massachusetts, one clear truth emerged. There was one candidate, and only one, who could legitimately be called “the people’s candidate.”While Scott Brown positioned himself as the people’s candidate in his January special election victory, a late surge of campaign cash and get-out-the-vote efforts from Wall Street executives and lobbyists and other special interests surely put his campaign over the top.

Capitalizing on the Democratic Party machine’s condescending sense of entitlement to the late Senator Kennedy’s seat, Brown asserted that it was “the people’s seat”, and rode his truck right into the leadership vacuum that the Democratic Party has helped to create. But Brown’s slick posturing does not make for genuine leadership. And as economic and ecological meltdown continues, that leadership vacuum continues to grow.

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Charlie Baker Governor

Charlie Baker on Tuesday's WBZ Governor's Debate

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The Baker campaign is out first with some short takes on Charlie Baker’s performance on Tuesday’s WBZ Governor’s Debate.

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Governor Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill's Unhinged Response to Howie Carr

Tim Cahill

Cahill is Part of a National Pattern of Fake Spoiler Candidates

Last Friday Howie Carr ran a column asking Tim Cahill to abandon his race for Governor because he cannot win:

So Tim Cahill, let me be blunt. How can we miss you if you won’t go away?

Tim, exactly how much do-re-mi will it take to get you out of this fight? I’ve asked you this on the air, and you laughed, as if I were kidding. I wasn’t.

And Cahill answered in a letter that is just too shrill not to repost:

Howie, your latest column was confusing. You don’t want me in this race? Poor little Charlie Baker might not be able to win it on his own? Why do we bother having elections at all?

Let’s take a quick step into your fantasy world, just so we can give voters a clear picture of what you would like to see.

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Governor Jill Stein

Jill Stein Qualifies for Ballot – Declares Four-Way Race for Governor

[ed_note]We received this article by Michael Horan from the Green-Rainbow Party[/ed_note]

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Jill Stein, Green-Rainbow Party candidate for governor, held a press conference outside the State House this morning to announce that her supporters had gathered enough signatures to qualify her for the November ballot. Stein and her running mate, Rick Purcell, needed 10,000 certified signatures to qualify. At the press conference, Stein projected that she would have approximately 12,000 certified signatures in total. This includes over 9,000 certified signatures already returned to the campaign from town halls, and several thousand more that were submitted in the past 48 hours, in advance of the 5 p.m. deadline yesterday. read more »

Governor

Charlie Baker Surges in Massachusetts Governor's Race

Charlie Baker

A recent poll by Suffok University/7News shows Charlie Baker surging in the polls, and Deval Patrick’s numbers looking increasingly weak.

In the Republican primary, Baker is well ahead of Mihos 47-17%. So assuming that Baker stays ahead, then in a match-up of Patrick, Baker and Cahill breaks 33/25/23. Patrick is still leading – but not by much.

There are months of campaigning ahead and Baker is still not well known to voters. Even in this latest poll 70% of voters either had not heard of Baker or were undecided. read more »