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Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, from left, Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan and Daniel Winslow participate in a debate sponsored by WBZ-TV and The Boston Globe Wednesday night in Boston. (Barry Chin/The Boston Globe/AP/Pool)
Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, from left, Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan and Daniel Winslow participate in a debate sponsored by WBZ-TV and The Boston Globe Wednesday night in Boston. (Barry Chin/The Boston Globe/AP/Pool)

We discuss the week's top stories, including the game of "chicken" between Democrats on Beacon Hill surrounding a new transportation and education plan, two more debates leading up to the primary U.S. Senate election, and an increasingly large pool of mayoral candidates.

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Scot Lehigh, columnist for The Boston Globe.

Julie Mehegan, deputy editorial page editor for the Boston Herald.

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 Boston Globe  " Governor Deval Patrick said Thursday he is open to the state Senate’s transportation financing plan, comments that could end a tense standoff between the governor and legislative leaders, who have not spoken in weeks."

WBUR  "The three Republican candidates seeking their party’s nomination in the Massachusetts special U.S. Senate race to fill John Kerry’s seat met Wednesday night for a debate, showing little restraint in attacking each other’s positions and even character."

Boston Globe "Ross’s candidacy had been anticipated and his formal announcement marked an early turning point as the field of candidates started to settle."

This segment aired on April 12, 2013.

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