Brown to launch campaign in Worcester – Golnik grabs Cellucci, Tisei slams Tierney, Slattery in for Senate – Hard times for FBoro officials

CASINO GRIND: Alcohol licenses, emotional dog policy issues, aggressive lobbying from extremely wealthy casino magnates: the hard life of a Foxborough public official. (Globe) On the other side of the issue, residents, with the help of their new mayor, seem to be fighting back against casino interests in Holyoke (WWLP).

DOWNTOWN (WORCESTER): Scott Brown is headed to Worcester to officially launch his reelection campaign. Beside the rally, which also serves to commemorate the two year anniversary of his win over Martha Coakley in the special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat, Brown released a web video reintroducing himself to voters and offering tidbits on what the candidate says is a thoroughly independent voting record in the Senate. (Fox 25, AP, Globe)

UP YONDER: North of Boston, some 2012 races are taking shape. Repeat opponent Jon Golnik is looking to unseat Rep. Niki Tsongas in the newly rejiggered 3rd district. Golnick’s campaign has recently become Celluccized, as the former governor has signed on to the chair effort. (Eagle-Trib.) And over on the North Shore, former state Rep. John Slattery made his announcment to the Salem News that he will seek the state Senate seat of the retiring Sen. Fred Berry, while former Senate minority leader and 6th congressional district challenger Richard Tisei continued to bombard Rep. John Tierney. (ItemLive)

BLACKOUT: The Day Without Wikipedia shed very harsh light on how much some people rely on the online encylopedia. It also shed light on how few people realized you could just press Esc and circumvent the blackout page. (T&G)

Few Americans pay full tax rate (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
VIDEO:
US Sen. Brown to kick off campaign re-election bid – My Fox Boston Beacon Hill Fixes Snub of ‘Forgotten War’ Vets – My Fox Boston Melvin Edwards running for State Senate – WWLP.co

MITT MONITOR:

Team Romney dismisses Sarah Palin – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

Mitt Romney’s got fight on his hands – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

Tea Party’s opposition to Romney weakens – Nation – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Few Americans pay full tax rate – Business – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Chris Christie calls on Mitt Romney to release his tax returns – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

Newt Gingrich edges closer to Mitt Romney in new South Carolina poll – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

Romney campaign confirms Republican presidental front-runner has millions invested in Cayman Islands – AP: www.masslive.com

Mitt Romney has portion of fortune in Cayman Islands accounts, ABC News reports – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

Mitt Romney hams it up on impromptu BBQ stop – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

Perry: Romney abortion flip was for ‘convenience’ – AP: www.boston.com

BROWN V. WARREN:

US Sen. Brown to kick off campaign re-election bid: www.myfoxboston.com

Brown launches campaign facing ‘new world’ – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

The Daily Item: Brown claims he’s delegation’s ‘most bi-partisan’: www.itemlive.com

The Daily Item: Scott Brown honors fallen Peabody firefighter: www.itemlive.com

Which states have given the most money to Massachusetts senate candidates Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren? | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Scott Brown releases web video laying foundation for reelection campaign – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren exchange ideas about blocking help from outside political groups – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren campaigns trade ideas for agreement to stop PAC ads | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

US Sen. Brown to kick off campaign re-election bid – AP: www.boston.com

CASINOS:

Casino issues could weigh on small towns’ resources – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Norfolk residents’ fledgling anti-casino forces lack leader – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

Foxboro casino vote unlikely before May’s town election – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

Pastors’ letter to Foxboro selectmen – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

Area pastors joining fight – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

Casino war of words – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

Hard Rock may move on from Holyoke | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

Mohegan Sun says ‘trust us’ – Worcester Telegram & Gazette: www.telegram.com

Holyoke casino developers not ready to give up Paper City despite Mayor Alex Morse’s opposition | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

LEGISLATURE:

Beacon Hill Fixes Snub of ‘Forgotten War’ Vets: www.myfoxboston.com

Mass. House rejects meals tax holiday – AP: www.wwlp.com

Mass. House OKs unemployment insurance rate freeze – AP: www.boston.com

Mass. lawmakers seek constitutional end to corporate spending – AP: www.bostonherald.com

CAMPAIGNS:

Melvin Edwards running for State Senate | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

Rep. rivals spar over election cash – Berkshire Eagle Online: www.berkshireeagle.com

Ex-Gov. Cellucci to chair Golnik 3rd District race » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: www.eagletribune.com

Slattery announces run for state Senate seat » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA: www.salemnews.com

4th Worcester District candidate to take icy dive for fundraiser – Worcester Telegram & Gazette: www.telegram.com

MISC:

Mayor shining at speech, 3 councilors chose the sun – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik proposes lease of City Hall space to American Red Cross | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

CT – Giuliano’s Planned Hiring As Watchdog Clouded By Inaction, Silence – Courant.com: www.courant.com

ME – Republican lawmakers defer to AG on Poliquin | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: www.pressherald.com

ME – Maine delegation, swamped by emails, wants bill revised | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: www.pressherald.com

VT – Vermont revenues seen slipping in latest reports – AP: www.reformer.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:

BostonHerald.com – Blogs: Lone Republican» Blog Archive » Jobs and energy independence?: www.bostonherald.com

Blue Mass Group | Island records: bluemassgroup.com

What if Gingrich wins South Carolina? – Less Is More blog – Boston.com: boston.com

Massachusetts Liberal: A tax add: baystateliberal.blogspot.com

Announcement Day! Scott Brown Strengths and Weaknesses | MassPoliticsProfs: www.masspoliticsprofs.com

%d bloggers like this: