Pundits: Our next Congressperson could be someone most voters don’t support

From Zane Razzaq at the  MetroWest Daily news…

With eight Democratic hopefuls battling to succeed Rep. Joe Kennedy in Congress, less than 20% of the vote could be enough to win.


In other words, the party’s nominee for the 4th Congressional District could be someone the vast majority of voters do not support. Under the current voting system, the candidate who receives the most votes wins. It’s mathematically possible for one of them to win the Sept. 1 primary with just 16% to 20% of the vote.


“In races like this one, you could end up with someone winning who does not really reflect the entire district. They may have more money or endorsements that delivered

Sexism and the MA-04

There’s been a lot of debate about whether what Jake Auchincloss said to Jesse Mermell was, in fact, sexist. Auchincloss’ supporters say this was an attack by Mermell and that Jake was just responding but what he said wasn’t sexist. Mermell’s...

VIDEO: Watch NewTV’s election night interview with Mayor Fuller here

NewTV’s election night coverage Tuesday began with a wide ranging interview with Mayor Ruthanne Fuller where she discussed Webster Woods, NewCAL, Newton Power Choice, Northland, Riverside and other developments (including breaking news about a residential tower at Chestnut Hill Square) and zoning (along with what types of development projects might be proposed in the future).

This same video also includes interviews with Gail Spector and a BU student journalist, School Committee member Steve Siegel, City Council President Marc Laredo and Councilor Cheryl Lappin, following by election results and analysis. 

Election? What election?

The final edition of the Newton TAB before Tuesday’s hotly contested municipal election arrived on lawns across the city this morning. As far as we can find. it does not include a single word about the election.

  • No endorsements
  • No articles discussing important issues
  • No coverage of recent debates
  • No list of who’s on the ballot
  • No list of polling places or hours
  • Not even a reminder to vote

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