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As Rodney Dangerfield could have said, “I went to the fights yesterday and a debate broke out.”

This debate is between the two candidates for Massachusetts attorney general — two people who couldn’t be less alike: incumbent Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey and her Republican challenger Jay McMahon. The debate, which took place Wednesday, was sponsored by WBUR, the Boston Globe and the McCormack School at UMass Boston.

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In Massachusetts, campaigns on each side of ballot Question 1, which would mandate strict nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals, have spent a total of $28 million. That's several times more than the other two ballot questions combined.

We have two stories examining education issues in the Massachusetts governor’s race. The other, focusing on challenger Jay Gonzalez, is here.

When Gov. Charlie Baker took office in 2015, he highlighted one big idea for public education.

We have two stories examining education issues in the Massachusetts governor’s race. The other, focusing on incumbent Gov. Charlie Baker, is here.

The ghost of charter school expansion looms large in the governor’s race.

Even In Massachusetts, The Midterms Are All About Trump

Oct 24, 2018

The midterm elections represent a referendum on President Trump, which means he is casting a long shadow over hundreds of political races across the country, including those in Massachusetts.

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