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Bastien pushes Flanagan to sign campaign-funds pledge

By Alana Melanson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Updated: 07/18/2014 06:33:21 AM EDT

Former Gardner Republican state Rep. Richard Bastien is challenging state Sen. Jennifer Flanagan to sign a People's Pledge, but the Leominster Democrat is calling it nothing more than a political gimmick.  Read the entire article here.



Write-in race for Senate takes shape between Flanagan and Bastien

By George Barnes TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF  July 11, 2014

GARDNER — A race for state Senate is shaping up in the Worcester and Middlesex District, but the ballot will have no official candidates.  Former state Rep. Richard Bastien, R-Gardner, announced that he is conducting a sticker campaign in the Sept. 9 state primary to be the Republican nominee for the Senate seat representing Fitchburg, Leominster, Gardner, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, precincts 1 and 2 in Lancaster, Lunenburg, Sterling, Townsend and Westminster.  Read the entire article here.

Mass. economy on the mend, but voters worry about their wallets

By David Scharfenberg, | Globe Staff   July 11, 2014

The Massachusetts economy is back. Unemployment is down. Pay is growing at a healthy clip. Sales are up but a new Boston Globe poll suggests Bay State voters aren’t sold on the recovery.  Eight in 10 say their personal financial situation is about the same or worse than it was a year ago, with low-income poll respondents more likely to report a slide.  Read the entire article here.


Introducing Jacques Perrault, Republican candidate for State Representative 4th Worcester District (Leominster)

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