JPKIII looks to reupholster family carpetbag – Mitt’s McDuck days – Frank says district map forced retirement – Galvin in charge

I FOR ONE WELCOME OUR NEW GINGER OVERLORD: Does this scrawny Middlesex County assistant DA really think he can just carpetbag into Barney Frank’s district and beat the electoral might of a Sam Sutter? The legislative experience of a Cindy Creem? The hair and on-TV-all-the-time-ness of a Mike Ross? The… Pachecocity of a Marc Pacheco? What’s this kid’s name, anyway? Oh. Never mind then, carry on. (Globe, Herald)

MITT MONITOR: WBUR continues it’s look at Mitt Romney’s glory days of corporate swashbuckling and Scrooge McDuck-like money swimming.

Photo of the day: Mitt buys lots of pizza.

HE SHOULD START A BLOG: Barney Frank is saying the new district map would pretty much just have been a pain in the neck to win. (Globe)

PAINT IT BLACK: That special electricity in the air you feel around Beacon Hill today can mean only one thing: Secretary of State Bill Galvin is going to be Acting Governor today. Gov. Patrick’s off to Chile and the L.G.’s headed to Florida for a Lt. Governor’s conference, leaving the true Lord of the Hill in charge. Everyone look busy.

Exclusive: ‘I’m Innocent,’ DiMasi Says On Eve Of Prison City Moving To Remove ‘Occupy Boston’ Protesters Former MBTA union officials indicted on larceny charges

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Barney Frank says new voting map edged him out – Nation – The Boston Globe:

Barney Frank says new voting districts influenced decision not to run – The Boston Globe:

A Kennedy considers run for Frank’s seat – The Boston Globe:

Kennedy dynasty’s new hope –

Frank’s Departure The Latest High-Profile Mass. Political Shift | WBUR:


Romney’s Bain Years: Turnaround Specialist-In-Chief | WBUR:

Romney knocks Gingrich as ‘lifelong politician’ – AP:


DiMasi still says he is not guilty – Metro – The Boston Globe:

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: ‘I’m Innocent,’ DiMasi says on eve of prison – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:

Ex-Mass. speaker heads to prison, claims innocence – AP:


GOP senators seek hearings on drunken driving acquittals – Metro – The Boston Globe:

State facing different deficit – Sentinel & Enterprise:

Republican senators seek tougher Mass. OUI laws – Sentinel & Enterprise:

Legislation could ease state’s motorcycle helmet laws – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:

Legislators avoid rancorous redistricting of years past |


P’town selectmen: Hire officer for MacMillan Pier |

Mayor suggests checking city assessors’ records before tax bill arrives – Sentinel & Enterprise:

Lowell manager: Vote may be needed to adopt health-reform law – Lowell Sun Online:

Report says selectmen’s response to Stamps shooting fell short – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:

Holyoke Mayor-elect Alex Morse starts office transition website, gets White House party invitation |

Activists begin effort for ballot question to repeal new casino law in Massachusetts |


Forum roundup: State Senate hopefuls vie for Second Middlesex seat – Watertown, MA – Watertown TAB:

Holliston man signals run for Rep. Dykema’s Legislature seat – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:

Ross eyeing run for House – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:


Numbers help tell the Lawrence schools story » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA:

Students describe efforts at Lawrence High » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA:

State to take over Lawrence schools » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA:

State OKs charter school expansion » Local News », Salem, MA:

Turnaround process for troubled school starts Friday » Local News », Salem, MA:


MBTA considers the future of commuter rail service – Metro – The Boston Globe:

Former MBTA union officer from Quincy accused of theft – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise:

State DOT board weighs options for operation of commuter trains – Worcester Telegram & Gazette:


For Romney, distortion becomes a strategic coup – Opinion – The Boston Globe:

Mitt Romney’s biggest enemy: Mitt Romney – Metro – The Boston Globe:


US Sen. John Kerry reflects on Egypt, Pakistan – The Daily Hampshire Gazette:

With high number of Massachusetts homeless families still living in hotels, Gov. Deval Patrick confident about new HomeBASE program |

PROMISES, PROMISES: Candidates shield records – AP:


CT – Lopes Wins Democratic Support –

ME – Bill Nemitz: GOP may get last word on Maine Clean Election funds | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram:

ME – Maine’s senators support extending payroll tax cut | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram:

VT – Vt. gets $18M for health plan – Brattleboro Reformer:

VT – State hosts health care financing meeting – Brattleboro Reformer:

NH – In N.H., Perry stumbles on legal voting age – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –


Cindy Creem ‘very interested’ in 4th Congressional seat | Mass Politics Blog:

Khazei thinking about run for 4th Congressional seat | Mass Politics Blog:

Newton native Mike Ross considering run for 4th Congressional Seat | Mass Politics Blog:

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