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Springfield Election 2013 (Sigh): You Get What You Vote For

Springfield Election 2013 (Sigh): You Get What You Vote For

Well, the 2013 elections are finally over, and the damage has been done. It’s been some weeks since I posted here at the Intruder. I know I mentioned I would be returning to regular posts after taking the summer off, but once again life intervened and before I knew it, it was a couple days […]

Springfield Primary Results | MA Governor Race

Springfield Preliminary Election – 2013 Springfield’s 2013 preliminary election took place this past Tuesday with only one bump in the road for an incumbent city councilor:  Ward 1 City Councilor Zaida Luna came in second place at 360 votes, according to the city’s election results. Her challenger for this year, Jose Claudio, finished in first […]

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Springfield Pre-Election Rundown – 2013

One of the best things about being a little tardy on writing about local politics in an election year is that even if you wait until September, you almost never really miss anything too big, anyway (unless you ran this campaign a couple years back). All the real meaty stuff doesn’t happen until the primary […]

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Massachusetts Elects Its First Pagan U.S. Senator

Who says there are no witches around in modern-day Massachusetts? Apparently, we do have at least one – and she can cast some pretty wicked spells, too. This past week voters went to the polls and cast their ballots for the one candidate who has consistently shown she is willing to say anything to polish […]

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Local News Briefs & Tidbits – 11.4.2012

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Local News Briefs & Tidbits – 11.4.2012

THE TORTURE IS ALMOST OVER Well, thank God it’s finally almost over. There should be a law in this country regarding campaigning: Candidates should only be allowed to campaign in the six months prior to the election. This “election season” actually spanned the past couple of years. And so on the 6th we’ll all have […]

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Three questions for Governor’s Council candidate Mike Franco

Mike Franco is a candidate for the 8th District seat of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council, the only region-wide District race in 2012. Born in Springfield and currently residing in Holyoke, Franco earned a bachelor’s degree from Westfield State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas. Franco served 23 years in […]

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A Shadow from Springfield’s Past Re-Emerges in Governor’s Council Race

With his victory in the September primary earlier this month, former Springfield Mayor Mike Albano has re-inserted himself into the region’s political landscape as the Democratic candidate for the 8th District Governor’s Council seat. That Albano managed to pull off a win against a well-known and respected rival in candidate Kevin Sullivan was more than […]

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