The latest poll in the Massachusetts Governor's race has some interesting results. While the primary is not until Septemeber and the real voting is in November, at this early stage it appears that the previously assumed doomed Deval Patrick is making a comeback. He definitely does not appear to be threatened in the Democrat primary by leftist activist Grace Ross:
Patrick - 59%
Ross - 15%
Undecided - 26%
On the Republican side, former Weld Administration official Charlie Baker has a commanding lead over fiscal conservative Christie Mihos; but with his total still below 50%, Baker can't be said to have the nomination in the bag just yet.
Baker - 47%
Mihos - 17%
Undecided - 36%
Christy Mihos in East Longmeadow recently. (W.Dusty photo)
Patrick - 33%
Baker - 25%
Cahill - 23%
Stein - 3%
Undecided - 16%
No surprise that fringe candidate Stein appears out of it, but the apparent strength of Deval Patrick is surprising and leaves Republicans feeling desperate to try to find a way to get Cahill out of the race. To see the full poll results click here.
Dumb All Over
Being from Springfield, when it comes to useless politicians I've seen it all, but this is one of the dumbest fucking political exchanges I've ever heard. Don't increase the fine - LEGALIZE IT! Northampton, how dare you elect clueless assholes like this:
The blogger known as Rambling Van Dog has an amazing photo essay of Holyoke City Hall on his website, featuring never before seen pictures of parts of the 1875 structure that have been abandoned in modern times. Take a trip through the time tunnel by clicking here.
The Amherst Survival Center.
The Northampton version.
Out the back window of the Haymarket Cafe yesterday.
The Music Section
Jerry Garcia's pal David Bromberg in Northampton Wednesday night.
Trevor Hall in Boston last weekend.