With the state gripped by the possibility of another Kennedy campaigning for Senate, the incumbent is not backing down: “Oh, I’m running.”
Jonathan MartinNEW: From Framingham, Mass., my dive on the float heard 'round the world: @joekennedy v @EdMarkey, w the first strokes of Markey pusback ("triple-decker!") and some news:
@marty_walsh suggests he may get in if Markey is chased out of race
Sen. Gary Peters is counting on his understated style to win reelection over star GOP recruit John James.
Jonathan MartinIn 2018, John James said he was “2,000 percent” with the president’s agenda.
Check out his walk across the high wire now:
“I can agree with the president without worshipping him,” he said. “I can disagree with the president without attacking him.”
She was the first female governor of her state, and won mixed reviews for her response to the devastating storm.
Jonathan Martin"As a home-grown product of Louisiana, she tried to use her background to her political advantage. In her 2003 race for governor, her team tried to add her instantly identifiable Cajun maiden name, Babineaux, to nearly every reference." - @RichardFausset
Mr. Kennedy, the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, paid for a poll last month to test his prospects against Mr. Markey, a Democratic official said.
Jonathan MartinNEWS: @joekennedy told a senior Dem this week that he’s considering a primary vs @edmarkey
And Markey sez he’s not retiring
Would set up an epic generational battle tween a 4+decade fixture of Mass politics & a scion of the state’s most famous family >
Even as she demonstrates why she is a leading presidential candidate, Ms. Warren is facing persistent questions and doubts about whether she would be able to defeat President Trump.
Jonathan MartinNEW: @ewarren has steadily grown in the polls but she still faces questions, even from her admirers, about whether she can defeat Trump
She and her staff know it, are trying to address it in ways that are obvious (beating Scott Brown!) and more subtle >
IRVINGTON – Linwood Holton raises fruit trees. And not just because he likes peaches and apples.
Jonathan Martin.@RTDSchapiro on A. Linwood Holton, the pride of Big Stone Gap, and the dawn of Va as a two-party state 50 years after his election
A must-read made it even better by the Northern Neck dateline and interview with the 95-year-old father-in-law of @timkaine!
Our founding ideals of liberty and equality were false when they were written. For generations, black Americans have fought to make them true.
Jonathan Martin"I thought I understood so much, when in fact I understood so little. My father knew exactly what he was doing when he raised that flag. He knew that our people’s contributions to building the richest and most powerful nation in the world were indelible"
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) backed out of an interview with Seven Days Monday morning after the newspaper refused to accept conditions his staff attempted to...
Jonathan Martin.@daveweigel has a good riff on Bernie v The Media
I'd add one note: he didn't just start on this in an era of media consolidation. He's sounded same notes for decades (w same phrases, even: "gossip") and has stiffed Burlington's (non-corporate) weekly
Six prominent Democrats urge the Senate leader, Mitch McConnell, to take up bills the House already passed to extend background checks.
Jonathan MartinNews on gun front: Trump on Sunday called @ChrisMurphyCT, one of the leading gun control advocates in Congress, to say he wanted to work w him.
Their staffs + Manchin/Toomey to coordinate this wk
Doesn't mean Trump won't lost interest, but...
Mr. Hickenlooper, who has remained near the bottom of the Democratic field, is in discussions to challenge Colorado’s Republican senator, Cory Gardner.
Jonathan Martin.@reidepstein w a MILE HIGH scoop > Hickenlooper + Bennet huddled in a car Friday in Clear Lake.
Hick is thinking more about Senate run as Schumer all but mails him an engraved invitation. Leaking @geoffgarin poll to @denverpost and all
"I plan to run for re-election, but that will be my last one if I run," U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said in a wide-ranging interview Thursday at The Post and
Jonathan Martin“I plan to run for reelection, but that will be my last one if I run”
Asked if he had interest in running for governor, a frequent political question that surrounds Scott due to his appeal among the GOP, the senator replied with a straightforward, “No.”