John Kingston hires former Charlie Baker aide

Likely Republican Senate candidate John Kingston has begun staffing up his campaign, adding a former aide to Governor Charlie Baker as a senior adviser.


Marty Meehan may have regrets — more than 4 million of them.

Just a year ago, Meehan, trying to shed his image as a politician, washed his hands of his bulging $4.35 million campaign account.


Baker boosters raise big bucks in Bay State

The RGA was a major funder of Baker’s 2014 victory, spending about $11 million in a race he narrowly won.


Charlie Baker to travel west for GOP governors’ conference

Governor Charlie Baker will attend a Republican Governors Association meeting for four days in Aspen, Colo., a spokesman said Friday.


Maura Healey backs City Council candidate

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Wednesday endorsed Michael Kelley in the District 2 City Council race.


Tim Kaine back in Boston for fundraiser

On Monday, almost a year to the day after he was offered the running-mate spot, Kaine was back at One Beacon Street.


Unlike Mass., Maine lawmakers debate their new pot law in public

While Beacon Hill works behind closed doors, Maine legislators are drawing praise for their transparency.

Capital Source

Internet issues in Springfield? Might be a manhole fire in Worcester. Really

Yes, a manhole fire in the state’s second-biggest city disrupted connectivity in the state’s third-largest.


A potential opponent for Elizabeth Warren is building his campaign

John Kingston, the wealthy Winchester businessman, recently hired campaign consultant Mark Harris, a top Republican operative from Pennsylvania.

capital source

No longer hanging them out to dry? Clothesline bill picks up steam in Legislature

A legislative committee is considering a bill to allow towns to prohibit bans on clotheslines, as a means of reducing domestic energy use.

Republican endorsement tracker


// Tracking the N.H. endorsements of the GOP candidates

Chris Christie, John Kasich, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz have picked up the most support from top party activists in the Granite State so far.

Democratic endorsement tracker


//[1].jpg Tracking the N.H. endorsements of the Democratic candidates

Dozens of New Hampshire Democrats have rallied to support former US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton’s second presidential bid.

Candidate interviews

// Watch Political Happy Hour Live with Seth Moulton

Boston Globe political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Congressman Seth Moulton. Watch the event replay.

The 2014 election


Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.