Tagged: Democratic party

Senate primary lessons

U.S. Senate primaries — with Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter defeated in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, Arkansas Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln forced into a run-off, and a hand-picked GOP candidate beaten by Tea Party favored candidate Rand Paul in Kentucky — may indicate an anti-incumbent mood in the country.  But political science Professor Graham Wilson cautions that the Specter loss proves no […]

Mass. gov’s race heating up

In what may be a signal he could challenge Governor Duval Patrick next year as an independent, Massachusetts state Treasurer Tim Cahill plans to quit the Democratic party this week.  College of Communication Professor Fred Bayles, a former USA Today and AP reporter who directs BU’s State House journalism program, can offer insight into the […]