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Debate in state's U.S. Senate race scheduled for Oct. 5

Sep. 13, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A debate has been scheduled in the state's U.S. Senate race pitting Democratic incumbent Sen. Edward Markey against Republican challenger Kevin O'Connor. GBH News will host the debate at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, at the station's studio in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston following social...

Voters urged to keep eye out for vote-by-mail applications

Sep. 12, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Voters who have not already submitted vote-by-mail applications for the November election should keep an eye on their mailboxes in the coming days. The state is mailing vote-by-mail applications to all registered voters who have not already submitted an application for a ballot. Voters who...

Record number of ballots cast in Massachusetts primary

Sep. 9, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A fierce Senate Democratic contest helped spur a record number of Massachusetts voters to cast ballots in last week’s primary, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin said Wednesday. There were more than 1.7 million ballots cast in the election — besting the previous record...

This Sept. 1, 2020 photo shows Jake Auchincloss, who is running in the Massachusetts 4th District race, campaigns  Foxboro, Mass., near the John J. Ahern Middle School on Primary Day.  Auchincloss has won a packed primary to become the Democratic nominee to fill the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Massachusetts. The Newton city councilor edged out six fellow Democrats in a race for the 4th Congressional District. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP)

Marine wins Democratic primary for Kennedy's US House seat

Sep. 4, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

Jake Auchincloss, a city councilor in suburban Boston and a former Marine, won a packed primary to become the Democratic nominee in the race to fill the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Massachusetts. Auchincloss edged out six other Democratic candidates in the crowded field for the open...

FILE - In this pair of Aug. 17, 2020, file photos, Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse, left, and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, right, wait for the start of a debate in Springfield, Mass. Morse is a candidate and Neal is the incumbent in Massachusetts' 1st congressional district in the Sept. 1 Democratic primary election. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, File)

Progressive challengers' year: 3 wins and some close calls

Sep. 3, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progressives trying to shove Congress to the left by competing in this year's Democratic primaries ousted three moderate incumbents, won other victories and established themselves as a force that's not going away. But some challengers lost, and their overall wins were a modest number...

Votes still being counted in race for Kennedy's House seat

Sep. 3, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Votes were still being counted in Massachusetts on Thursday, two days after the state's mid-pandemic primary drew a deluge of mailed ballots that overwhelmed several cities and towns. A tightly contested Democratic runoff in the 4th Congressional District — the seat U.S. Rep. Joe...

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III speaks outside his campaign headquarters in Watertown, Mass., after conceding defeat to incumbent U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Kennedy loss in Massachusetts may mark end of 'Camelot' era

Sep. 2, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — After the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy famously compared his 1,000-day presidency to “Camelot,” a popular Broadway musical about the legend of King Arthur — crafting a wistful shorthand for the Kennedy tenure, and by extension the...

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III speaks outside his campaign headquarters in Watertown, Mass., after conceding defeat to incumbent U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Kennedy loses Senate bid; race for his House seat is tight

Sep. 2, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III became the first in his storied political family to lose a run for Congress in Massachusetts, falling short in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in a hard-fought Democratic primary. Meanwhile, the race for Kennedy’s House seat in the 4th Congressional...

Waterproof boots are placed on the ground by police officers as they inspect a boat where 15 Malians were found dead adrift in the Atlantic on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020 in Gran Canaria island, Spain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

5 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 2, 2020 6:01 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MIGRANT ROUTE TAKES DEADLY TURN They are increasingly crossing a treacherous part of the Atlantic to reach the Canary Islands in what has become one of the most dangerous migration routes to European...

Congressman Richard Neal, left, celebrates his victory in the Democratic primary over challenger, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Springfield, Mass. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP)

Reps. Neal, Moulton, Lynch win in Democratic primary races

Sep. 2, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, held off Democratic challenger Alex Morse in Tuesday’s primary after an acrimonious campaign that included allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at his younger opponent. The contest...