Political Headlines - April 12, 2013


  • Sullivan accepted pay raise, special pension: Senate candidate Michael J. Sullivan, a strong advocate for curbing fiscal excesses, has been collecting a state pension of $27,492 a year for the past three years. Globe state house bureau chief Frank Phillips reports.
  • Patrick hopeful on transit funding: Governor Deval Patrick said he is open to the state Senate's transportation financing plan, comments that could end a tense standoff. Globe state house bureau reporter Michael Levenson details.
  • Council's Ross joins Boston's mayoral field: City Councilor Michael P. Ross's candidacy had been anticipated and his formal announcement marked an early turning point as the field of candidates started to settle. Globe state house bureau reporter Andrew Ryan profiles.
  • Sullivan attacks Gomez in new TV ad: Two of the three Republican US Senate candidates released television ads today, hitting familiar themes from the past week of the campaign. Globe politics reporter Joshua Miller elaborates.
  • Clearing the fog in Senate race: Take Stephen Lynch. He calls himself prolife, but he's also said that he supports Roe v. Wade. Or Mike Sullivan, a traditionalist who would vote to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh writes.