Political Headlines - March 5, 2013

  • Public workers help fill bosses' political coffers: Elected officials are prohibited from pressuring subordinates to donate, but some say employee fund-raising, no matter how passive, is inherently coercive. Globe metro reporters Peter Schworm and Matt Carroll elaborate.
  • GOP field rejects ad pledge in Senate race: The three Republican candidates in the US Senate primary rejected a proposal to bar outside groups from running TV ads or sending mailers in the election campaign. Globe metro reporter Eric Moskowitz writes.
  • America's best export: Politics: Washington may be broken, and politics beyond repair, but American campaign culture may well be our most significant export, especially in Kenya. Globe columnist Farah Stockman explains.