Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Matt Stout and Victoria McGrane Globe Staff January 01, 2019 They’ve yet to lodge a single vote or be assigned an office. But Beacon’s Hill incoming class of lawmakers has already sent reverberations through the Massachusetts political scene with surprising victories and, in some cases, blunt commentary.Here are five faces to watch come Jan. 2, when they’re sworn in for the first time as state legislators:State Representative-elect Nika Elugardo Democrat, Jamaica Plain Advertisement Few incoming first-year lawmakers have attracted as much attention as Nika Elugardo, an outspoken progressive who toppled House Ways and Means chairman Jeffrey Sánchez, a close ally of the powerful speaker of the House, in the September primary to represent the 15th Suffolk District. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from … [Read more...] about Five freshman lawmakers to watch on Beacon Hill
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A sign with the words “We will not be erased” is taped to Schuyler Bailar’s window at Harvard. It’s a message that the 22-year-old, who became the first openly transgender NCAA Division 1 swimmer when he started at the university four years ago, said he’s exhausted by having to send constantly into the world. “I think it’s really an important thought,” he told Boston.com. “It is also depressing though that we are saying, ‘We cannot be erased,’ as if people can be erased. I think it’s really important to think about that we are standing here, saying, ‘We deserve to exist and we deserve to not be erased,’ which in my head is such a charged statement to even consider. Because of course you can’t erase people. But people are trying to do that.” Over the last four years, Bailar has balanced the demands of being a student-athlete at Harvard with serving as an outspoken advocate for transgender … [Read more...] about Schuyler Bailar made history as the first openly transgender NCAA Division 1 swimmer. Now, he’s in his last year at Harvard.
David Klepper, Associated Press Updated 10:02 am PST, Monday, November 5, 2018 FILE - In this combination photo, New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro, left, speaks at a news conference in New York on Sept. 14, 2018, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, speaks a news conference in in Tarrytown; N.Y., on May 8, 2018. Cuomo and Molinaro are poised to debate Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 in New York City in their only showdown scheduled before the Nov. 6 election election. less FILE - In this combination photo, New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro, left, speaks at a news conference in New York on Sept. 14, 2018, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, speaks a news ... more Photo: AP Candidates for the19th Congressional District Antonio Delgado and incumbent John Faso prepare for their debate at the studios of WMHT-TV, Friday Oct. 19, 2018 in East Greenbush, N.Y. (Skip … [Read more...] about Election 2018: What to watch in New York state
Laurie Kellman Associated Press Published 10:56 PM EDT Nov 2, 2018 Washington – The path to power in the House runs through a few dozen districts in Tuesday’s election, with Republicans defending their majority and Democrats looking to gain 23 seats they would need to win control. After the first polls close in the Eastern United States, the tallies will start revealing clues to where Americans stand in 2018 on immigration, health care, gender equality in the #MeToo era – and who they want representing them in Washington during the next two years of Donald Trump’s presidency. Some races to watch for those keeping score: MICHIGAN Michigan has two Metro Detroit races that are considered toss-ups as the state already has smashed a congressional fundraising record with $35.8 million through Sept. 30 and climbing. U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, and Democrat Elissa Slotkin of Holly have a heated battle in the 8th District, which encompasses parts of … [Read more...] about House races to watch on election night
Laurie Kellman, Associated Press Updated 8:08 am PDT, Friday, November 2, 2018 In this Oct. 29, 2018 photo, Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District candidates Amy McGrath, left, Andy Barr, center, pose for photos before the start of a debate in Lexington, Ky. Barr, the Republican incumbent, faces a tough challenge from McGrath, a Democrat. The Lexington-area battle pits third-term Republican Rep. Andy Barr against Democrat Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot. Trump won the 6th District by more than 15 percentage points in 2016. But with the help of carefully-shaped campaign ads that went viral, McGrath holds the edge on campaign fundraising. less In this Oct. 29, 2018 photo, Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District candidates Amy McGrath, left, Andy Barr, center, pose for photos before the start of a debate in Lexington, Ky. Barr, the Republican ... more Photo: Adam Beam, AP In this Oct. … [Read more...] about Path to power: House races to watch on election night