- Patrick rips rival transit package: Governor Deval Patrick said the Legislature's $500 million bill would lead to higher fares and decaying roads. Globe transportation reporter Martine Powers details.
Little diversity yet in Boston's mayoral field: Tito Jackson's decision not to run leaves the declared field thus far without a major candidate of color. Boston.com political editor Jim O'Sullivan elaborates.
- Scott Brown won't rule out run for office in N.H.: Saying "I don't think I'm done with politics," the former Massachusetts senator stressed his ties to New Hampshire. Globe metro reporter Travis Andersen details.
Veterans campaign with Gomez for US Senate: Former Navy pilot Gabriel E. Gomez donned his aviator jacket and campaigned with veterans Thursday. Globe politics reporter Stephanie Ebbert covers.
- City Councilor Rob Consalvo declares his candidacy for mayor of Boston; others bowing out: Boston City Councilor Rob Consalvo today formally entered the race to succeed Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Boston.com political editor Jim O'Sullivan and metro reporter John R. Ellement outline.
- Covert commitments: The protocol encountered in the campaign for the US Senate special election is best summed up as the Questionnaire Iron Curtain when it comes to candidates' promises to interest groups. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh writes.