Campaign Notes & Articles 2009
| Election News
|Alcombright's Victory Speech
|Updated Debate Schedule
The Candidates (listed according to ballot)
|Barrett Runs on Experience
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ending
weeks of speculation, Mayor John Barrett III took out nomination
papers on Tuesday afternoon to run for re-election. More ...
Barrett Web site
NORTH ADAMS, Mass.
— Richard Alcombright kicked off his campaign for mayor this morning with a call for the community to come together to chart the city's future. More ...
Alcombright Web site
|Barrett Reflects on Accomplishments with Capital News 9
Kerry Endorses Barrett for Mayor
|BerkshireFinearts endorses Alcombright
Coakley Endorses Alcombright
Alcombright Addresses Concerns About His Qualifications
Alcombright Discusses Taxes
Alcombright Attacks 'Whisper Campaign'
Alcombright Announces His Plan for Debates
Alcombright Reaffirms Goals
Alcombright Outlines Three Cs Strategy
Alcombright Releases Initial Economic Development Ideas
|Lisa Blackmer||Michael Bloom
City Council Candidate Michael Bloom
Boucher Backs Housing Commission
|Gailanne Cariddi||Marie Harpin
Marden Running for 12th Council Term
|Robert R. Moulton Jr.||Michael S. Boland
Boland Kicks Off Council Campaign Aug. 28
|David A. Bond
Bond Wants to Connect City to World
Bond Wants to Serve City
|Keith J. Bona|
|Eric R. Buddington
Buddington Pledges Openness, Practicality
|Brian L. Flagg
Flagg Outlines ABCs for North Adams
Flagg Campaign Plans City Walkthrough
|David A. Lamarre
Lamarre Details Stance as Councilor
Lamarre Introduces Himself to Voters
|Gregory B. Roach
Roach Sees Future Potential in City's Past
Roach Announces Bid for City Council
|Dennis J. Whitney
Whitney Announces Campaign Treasurer
|Ruberto Runs for 4th Term
Mayor James Ruberto
made it official this
morning when he
that he would run
for a fourth term in office. More ...
|Bianchi Runs for Mayor
Election 2009: Bianchi Challenges Ruberto to Debates
|Ruberto Receives Strong Endorsements
Ruberto Challenges Opponent on Small-Business Aid
Ruberto issues Challenge for Education Debate
Ruberto Seeks Re-Election to Keep Pittsfield on Track
Ruberto Slates Open House Sept. 17
|Bianchi Would Convene Education Forum
Bianchi Challenges Ruberto to Debate on Economic Development
Building Council Backs Bianchi
Bianchi hosts Coffee Meet & Greet at Capitol Square
Bianchi Hosts Pasta Dinner at Italian American Club
Bianchi hosts Coffee & Conversation at Rose Manor
Bianchi Plans Meet & Greet at Providence Court
Bianchi Hosts Fundraiser at Polish Falcon Club
Bianchi Hosts Small Business Forum
Special Senate ElectionFollow all the Senate events & related news at Blue Mass.
Gov. Deval Patrick has set the special election to fill the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat for Jan. 19.
Coakley has taken out papers and announced her plans to run for the Senate.
Martha doesn't fool around: here's the Web site (She's also leading in our smackdown poll.) At least one contender is out after Joe Kennedy said on Labor Day he wouldn't run. Coakley is currently the only declared Democratic candidate; if that changes (and it's likely), a primary will be held Dec. 8. U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano of Somerville will announce his intention to run on Friday. Capauno represents much of the Boston area in the 8th District.
Coakley has been endorsed by Emily's List, the influential fund-raising foundation for women candidates.
Results of our Berkshires Smackdown! poll,
ending Sept. 14.
| BTW Category
Nuciforo Gearing for Run
The Associated Press is reporting that Berkshire Middle Registrar of Deeds Andrea F. Nuciforo Jr. has filed as a candidate for the 1st Massachusetts District seat now held by John W. Olver. But he won't run until 2012.
|2010 challenger for Olver
SOUTHAMPTON, Mass. - Michael Engel, resident of Southampton and a former Easthampton elected official, is running as an independent candidate for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Massachusetts 1st District in 2010 against incumbent John W. Olver, an Amherst Democrat.
Engel, professor emeritus of political science at Westfield State College and current business owner, said he believes the federal government is wasting time and money trying to fix the old, failed economic and financial system, and that working people have gained little or nothing from those efforts. It is time, he claims, for citizens to start building a new system.
His role as a member of the House would therefore be to represent, work with, and provide resources for those who are organizing for meaningful social, economic, and political changes in America.
Engel's campaign will be an innovative, Web-based, personal grass-roots effort posing a direct challenge to the conventional million-dollar-plus campaigns conducted by congressional incumbents.
Submitted by the Campaign to Elect Michael Engel