Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from BostonGlobe.com today:
- Few Republican challengers in races for Massachusetts Legislature: Even as Beacon Hill Democrats weather a patronage scandal, nearly three-quarters of incumbents will face no Republican opposition this fall. Political reporter Michael Levenson reports.
- Romney says US doesn't need stricter gun laws: Mitt Romney said stricter gun laws could not have stopped the killing of a dozen people by a gunman at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater last week. Political correspondent Callum Borchers details.
- Real Lives bill would empower people with disabilities: State Representative Tom Sannicandro was inspired by his son with Down syndrome to develop Real Lives bill. Columnist Joan Vennochi writes.