Republican Candidate For Lieutenant Governor, Karyn Polito

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The position of lieutenant governor is a strange one in Massachusetts. It's one of the state's highest offices, and one that's been a springboard for politicians including Paul Cellucci, Jane Swift, John Kerry -- even Calvin Coolidge.

And yet the post has been vacant since Tim Murray resigned more than a year ago. So what will be the role of the state's next lieutenant governor? Do we even need a lieutenant governor?

We put that question to the Democrat running for that office, Steve Kerrigan. Now, we welcome Republican Karyn Polito, a veteran state legislator from Shrewsbury, an attorney and part owner of a commercial real estate development firm and she's running to be the state's next lieutenant governor.


Karyn Polito, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. She tweets @KarynPolito.


Radio Boston: Democratic Candidate For Lieutenant Governor, Steve Kerrigan

  • "Kerrigan spent more than a decade working for the late US senator Edward M. Kennedy in a variety of positions, including political director and state policy director."

WBUR: Kerrigan Vs. Polito: How The Lt. Governor Candidates View Their Running Mate Roles

  • "The focus this election season is naturally on the governor’s race, but on Nov. 4, if you cast a ballot for Democrat Martha Coakley or Republican Charlie Baker, you’ll also be voting for their running mates."

The Boston Globe: Mass. Lieutenant Governor Hopefuls Labor In Obscurity

  • "Steve Kerrigan is a little-known former political operative running for lieutenant governor, an unheralded office that has almost no power and has been vacant for more than a year. So when he showed up at a picket line of nurses in Worcester, and was greeted by wild cheers and applause whipped up by a union activist bellowing into a bullhorn, even he seemed a little startled."

This article was originally published on October 21, 2014.

This segment aired on October 21, 2014.


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