Payne & Domke
From a special election to fill U.S. Sen. John Kerry’s seat to a mayor’s race in Boston, 2013 is shaping up to be a busy year in Massachusetts politics.
For the GOP to make a comeback in Massachusetts, WBUR’s Republican analyst says it needs to be a more inclusive, creative, reform party.
Massachusetts’ standing as a graveyard for presidential candidates remains intact, says WBUR’s analyst.
WBUR’s political analysts take a final look at Warren’s U.S. Senate election.
This presidential election will test a modern twist on an old-school approach to campaigning: ground game.
WBUR’s analyst takes issue with 17 Mitt Romney claims.
WBUR’s political analysts, Dan Payne and Todd Domke, discuss the upcoming Senate election.
WBUR’s political analyst tries out a few post-election scenarios.
President Obama may benefit politically from Hurricane Sandy, provided his relief efforts are viewed as timely and well-managed.
WBUR’s political analyst cautions that in voting for this year’s ballot questions, we could unknowingly be determining the reputation of our state.
As the campaign enters its final week, Sen. Scott Brown appears to be falling behind Elizabeth Warren, writes our analyst.
WBUR’s Democratic analyst says U.S. Rep. John Tierney has followed a reelection strategy that created a contest he could not win.
Our analyst says the TV ad war between the Senate candidates tells the tale of how the race evolved.
WBUR’s political analyst give their take on the latest WBUR poll numbers, which puts Warren ahead of Brown, 48 to 43 percent.
Our analyst writes: Obama’s strategy was to be prosecutorial, and he succeeded. Romney’s strategy was to be reassuringly presidential, and he too succeeded.
It may well be that the Romney strategy was to play for a tie on foreign policy, our analyst writes, because his team felt he has an edge on the domestic economy.
WBUR’s Democratic analyst points out that recent history tells us that the only debate that can affect the presidential race is the first one.
WBUR’s Democratic analyst says the man opposed to an auto industry bailout got a fat federal bailout for the Olympic Games he ran.
WBUR’s political analysts discuss the state’s closely contested congressional races in the 4th, 6th and 9th districts.
Few candidates enjoy the kind of “perfect storm” that enabled Sen. Brown to win his seat. But Richard Tisei, a moderate Republican, is riding a similar wave.
WBUR’s Republican analyst examines two post-debate polls and says the debate was combative, but not conclusive.
WBUR’s Democratic analyst says Romney can’t quite get the word “Massachusetts” out of his mouth, but President Obama is going to clobber him in that state on Election Day.
WBUR’s analyst tries to anticipate what will happen Tuesday night.
Last night’s debate raised expectations and pressures for Obama and Romney. You can bet that both will be aware at the next debate that they’re being viewed in split screen.
Each side should feel good about their standard bearer, says WBUR’s analyst.
WBUR’s political analysts take a look at Wednesday’s U.S. Senate debate and ahead to Thursday’s vice presidential debate.
With a modest audience, WBUR’s Democratic analyst says it’s unlikely the debate moved the needle on the polling scale.
WBUR’s analyst scores the latest U.S. Senate debate on his new DIY scorecard.