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August 30, 2014
Statewide Democrats over Republicans 3-to-1

4.26 Million eligible to vote in Sept. 9 primary

Over half are unenrolled voters

Unenrolled voters make up 53.1 percent of the 4.26 million registered voters in Massachusetts heading into the Sept. 9 primary elections, according to new figures from the state elections division.

Dems over GOP 3-to-1

Registered Republicans make up only 10.95 percent of those registered while registered Democrats account for 35.4 percent.

Barnstable has highest percentage of Republicans in state

August 30, 2014
Statewide Democrats over Republicans 3-to-1

4.26 Million eligible to vote in Sept. 9 primary

Over half are unenrolled voters

Unenrolled voters make up 53.1 percent of the 4.26 million registered voters in Massachusetts heading into the Sept. 9 primary elections, according to new figures from the state elections division.

Dems over GOP 3-to-1

Registered Republicans make up only 10.95 percent of those registered while registered Democrats account for 35.4 percent.

Barnstable has highest percentage of Republicans in state

August 30, 2014
Cape Cod group to protest nuclear evacuation plan

Week of Aug. 31-Sep. 6, 2014

Primary battles to heat up after Labor Day

State government next week begins to emerge from its August slumber, with a report on health care spending due out on Tuesday, the Supreme Judicial Court holding its first sessions since Ralph Gants was confirmed as chief justice and July addition of Geraldine Hines, and an announcement about the return of the Tall Ships.

August 30, 2014
Cape Cod group to protest nuclear evacuation plan

Week of Aug. 31-Sep. 6, 2014

Primary battles to heat up after Labor Day

State government next week begins to emerge from its August slumber, with a report on health care spending due out on Tuesday, the Supreme Judicial Court holding its first sessions since Ralph Gants was confirmed as chief justice and July addition of Geraldine Hines, and an announcement about the return of the Tall Ships.

August 29, 2014
Double-dipper trying to dip a third time

Oh no, Mr. Bill, you've done it again

Former Congressman William Delahunt sues to force state regulators to issue him three medical marijuana licenses in Dennis, Mashpee and Taunton

Congressman William Delahunt's (D-MA) long reign began with a question mark (see story below) and a disputed court decision to win his first nomination for Congress in 1961, now the former Congressman is suing Massachusetts after his bid to launch three medical marijuana dispensaries was rejected by state regulators.

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August 28, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate will visit with supporters at 5 p.m.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker will be in Hyannis Thursday afternoon. The Barnstable Republican Town Committee announced today that Baker will be at the Hyannis Mass Victory Office at 5 p.m.

The Mass Victory Office is at 78 North Street. The office was officially opened in Hyannis on June 7. The Hyannis office is the only regional MASSGOP office on the Cape. There is also a regional office in Plymouth.

August 28, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate will visit with supporters at 5 p.m.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker will be in Hyannis Thursday afternoon. The Barnstable Republican Town Committee announced today that Baker will be at the Hyannis Mass Victory Office at 5 p.m.

The Mass Victory Office is at 78 North Street. The office was officially opened in Hyannis on June 7. The Hyannis office is the only regional MASSGOP office on the Cape. There is also a regional office in Plymouth.

August 27, 2014
Leland Cheung meets with supporter in Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet

Lieutenant Governor candidate Leland Cheung (D-Cambridge) met with Lower Cape voters at several recent on-Cape events including one at the Wellfleet home of political activist and comedian Jimmy Tingle.

Cheung is a Cambridge City Councilor who was appointed by the governor to the state's economic development agency board in 2011.

August 26, 2014
Upcoming primary, election and other items to be discussed

The Orleans Democratic Town Committee will hold their next monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 3 at 5 p.m. in the Skaket Room of the Orleans Town Hall, 19 School Road in Orleans.

The group will discuss the September 9th state primary and the November election. Candidates may be present at the meeting. Upcoming events and opportunities will also be discussed as will the local DTC headquarters and the need for volunteer staffing.

The committee is open to all Orleans Democrats interested in becoming active in their local party.

August 26, 2014
Upcoming primary, election and other items to be discussed

The Orleans Democratic Town Committee will hold their next monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 3 at 5 p.m. in the Skaket Room of the Orleans Town Hall, 19 School Road in Orleans.

The group will discuss the September 9th state primary and the November election. Candidates may be present at the meeting. Upcoming events and opportunities will also be discussed as will the local DTC headquarters and the need for volunteer staffing.

The committee is open to all Orleans Democrats interested in becoming active in their local party.

August 26, 2014
"Live Free and Die" ?

NH has a good idea -
Stop Scott Brown

Driving back to the Cape from Maine is always an illuminating experience, especially if you detour along Route 1 in Seabrook, New Hampshire. While checking the passing scenery, my wife this past weekend caught this photo of a giant "Scott Brown for U.S. Senate" sign.

Yes, the former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts moved north to that state where one must "Live Free or Die" after being defeated by Elizabeth Warren in 2012.

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August 23, 2014
The PAWS that refreshes - Patrick & POTUS

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - NOW FOR THE HARD PART

Recap and analysis of the week in state government

STORY OF THE WEEK: Coakley feeling heat over settlement with Beacon Hill lobbyist as she tries to seal the primary deal with two weeks to go.

Primary Time:
Grossman attacking Coakley who is attacking Baker who is attacking them both

A tinge of fall in the air, a wisp of urgency on the campaign trail, the fleeting days of summer ushering forth a new reality for candidates across Massachusetts: The bell has been rung.

August 23, 2014
Dan Wolf kick-off in Hyannis - Education Secretary in Mashpee - Two weeks until the Primary - Martha Coakley in Falmouth

WEEK OF AUG. 24-30, 2014

PRIMARY IN TWO WEEKS

August 23, 2014
Dan Wolf kick-off in Hyannis - Education Secretary in Mashpee - Two weeks until the Primary - Martha Coakley in Falmouth

WEEK OF AUG. 24-30, 2014

PRIMARY IN TWO WEEKS

August 20, 2014
Warren scheduled to visit four Cape spots, hold office hours with Congressman Keating in Barnstable

Senator Elizabeth Warren will be on Cape Cod today, visiting four towns from Harwichport to Woods Hole. The senator's visit is part of her "Fighting for Massachusetts" tour.

First up, Warren is scheduled to visit the Cape Abilities Farm at 458 Route 6A in Dennis at 10 a.m. There she will meet with the farm's employees and volunteers. The farm employees disabled individuals in all aspects of farm management.

August 20, 2014
Warren scheduled to visit four Cape spots, hold office hours with Congressman Keating in Barnstable

Senator Elizabeth Warren will be on Cape Cod today, visiting four towns from Harwichport to Woods Hole. The senator's visit is part of her "Fighting for Massachusetts" tour.

First up, Warren is scheduled to visit the Cape Abilities Farm at 458 Route 6A in Dennis at 10 a.m. There she will meet with the farm's employees and volunteers. The farm employees disabled individuals in all aspects of farm management.

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August 19, 2014
State Senator Dan Wolf special guest at August 28 gathering in Waquoit

Three meet and greets with State Senatorial candidate Matt Patrick (D-Waquoit) have been planned for the Upper Cape. Patrick, a former five-term state representative, announced in March that he would run to replace State Senator Therese Murray. Murray, who has represented the Plymouth and Barnstable District for the past two decades, is not seeking re-election.

August 19, 2014
State Senator Dan Wolf special guest at August 28 gathering in Waquoit

Three meet and greets with State Senatorial candidate Matt Patrick (D-Waquoit) have been planned for the Upper Cape. Patrick, a former five-term state representative, announced in March that he would run to replace State Senator Therese Murray. Murray, who has represented the Plymouth and Barnstable District for the past two decades, is not seeking re-election.

August 17, 2014
Zuern calls Beaty "more dynamic" than his Republican opponent

Bourne Selectman Linda Zuern this week announced her endorsement of Ronald R. Beaty Jr. for State Senate. Beaty (R-Barnstable), a Tea Party Republican, and fellow Republican Allen Waters (R-Mashpee) are competing in the state primary next month.

August 17, 2014
Zuern calls Beaty "more dynamic" than his Republican opponent

Bourne Selectman Linda Zuern this week announced her endorsement of Ronald R. Beaty Jr. for State Senate. Beaty (R-Barnstable), a Tea Party Republican, and fellow Republican Allen Waters (R-Mashpee) are competing in the state primary next month.

August 17, 2014
Healey is running for Attorney General

On Saturday, August 23 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., there will be a meet and greet with Maura Healey at the Moonakis Cafe in East Falmouth. Healey is one of two Democrats (Warren Tolman is the other) looking to replace Attorney General Martha Coakley.

Coakley's bid for the corner office has cleared the way for a new head of the AG's office.

Healey and Tolman will duke it out in the Democratic state primary on September 9. On the Republican side, there is only one candidate for AG, John Miller.

August 17, 2014
Healey is running for Attorney General

On Saturday, August 23 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., there will be a meet and greet with Maura Healey at the Moonakis Cafe in East Falmouth. Healey is one of two Democrats (Warren Tolman is the other) looking to replace Attorney General Martha Coakley.

Coakley's bid for the corner office has cleared the way for a new head of the AG's office.

Healey and Tolman will duke it out in the Democratic state primary on September 9. On the Republican side, there is only one candidate for AG, John Miller.

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August 16, 2014
Recap and analysis of the week in state government

Hearings, backroom dealings and early morning enactments bore fruit this week with the careful marks of Gov. Deval Patrick’s commemorative pens.

As corn and tomatoes ripened on their stalks and vines, so the Acts of 2014 swelled with new chapters drafted, amended and passed by the House and Senate before finally the supreme executive magistrate, as he goes by in the state’s constitution, committed pen strokes aimed at making the streets safer and more bustling with commerce.