June 12, 2021 / Kamala Harris takes heat handling knotty vice-presidential portfolio – Financial Times

Kamala Harris tries to dissuade Venezuelan migrants from going to the US / © REUTERS

Vice President Kamala Harris made her international debut this week, visiting several Central American nations to discuss increased migrations into the US. Battered with tough questions over the administration’s lack of border crisis response, many of Harris’ political shortcomings became apparent to Mary Anne. “What I think you have seen in the past few weeks . . . are some of the issues you saw during the campaign,” Marsh said. “At different points during the campaign, she did not perform particularly well. Other days, she was spectacular.” While the Vice President far from cracked under the intense pressure, as Mary Anne puts it, “she certainly can do better.”

Full article by Lauren Fedor here

June 12, 2021 / Boston police union endorsements, once prized, shunned by some mayoral candidates – Boston Herald

Former Police Commissioner Dennis White before domestic violence allegations from 1999 surfaced (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

In lieu of Former Boston Police Union Head Dennis White’s domestic violence scandal, and a wave of anti-police sentiments nation-wide, the once-coveted Police Union endorsement has been all but shunned ahead of the Boston Mayoral Race. According to Mary Anne, “The candidates who are running on the progressive side aren’t interested in them at all.” Even City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George, a political favorite of Boston’s Finest, is hesitant. However, according to Marsh, while she “may not be quote-unquote ‘seeking’ it… she would certainly accept it.” 

Full article by Sean Philip Cotter here

November 16, 2020 / Georgia Democrats Ossoff, Warnock challenge Republicans to debate in Senate runoff – REUTERS

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John Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are raising the stakes in Georgia’s January runoff elections by challenging their opponents, Senator David Perdue and Senator Kelly Loeffler respectively, to televised debates before the next round of voting on January 5th. Neither Republican has accepted the request, leading to criticism from the Democrats scratching for Senate majority.

Full article by Susan Cornwell and David Morgan here

November 9, 2020 / Mass. May Become Recruiting Field for Team Biden – State House News Service

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Elizabeth Warren is “being pushed [as a potential appointee] openly by a lot of progressive supporters across the country,” whereas U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley “would be the automatic front-runner in any Senate seat that opened up.” As for Joe Kennedy, after his unsuccessful 2020 bid against Ed Markey, “going into a Biden administration may be a way for [him] to resume his political career when he finishes his congressional term.. [as a] cabinet secretary perhaps, [or] maybe the head of an agency of some sort,” – Mary Anne Marsh

Full article by Katie Lannan and Matt Murphy here

August 30, 2020 / Kennedy scrambles to close gap in Massachusetts – POLITICO

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“The AOC, Sunrise Movement, Justice Democrats embrace of Ed Markey to me is twofold. That is what has allowed this remarkable makeover of Ed Markey to combat the fact he’s 74 years old and been in Congress 44 years. The way they did that was to make him the darling of the climate change warriors, and instrumental to that is [New York Rep.] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” – Mary Anne Marsh

Full article by Stephanie Murray here

August 18, 2020 / Markey, Kennedy spar in final debate ahead of Sept. 1 primary – Boston Globe

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A recap of the final debate between Ed Markey and Joseph Kennedy over the Massachusetts 2020 Senate race

Full article by Victoria McGrane and Matt Stout here

August 13, 2020 / ‘A wide open race’: Dropout scrambles Democratic race to replace Kennedy – WPRI

Cavell’s move in the 4th district race is a “major development” – Mary Anne Marsh

Full article by Ted Nesi here

August 11, 2020 / Joe Biden names Kamala Harris as his Democratic running mate – Financial Times

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Mary Anne Marsh comments on former Vice President Joe Biden’s pick of US Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate

Full article by Lauren Fedor here

August 8, 2020 / Women take the fight to Trump – POLITICO

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“The energy in the Democratic Party has been women from the day Donald Trump claimed victory,” – Mary Anne Marsh

Full article by Elena Schneider here

July 31, 2020 / Whether Or Not Biden Picks Warren As His Running Mate, She Will Have Major Clout In Washington -WBUR

Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks to the press after announcing that she was dropping out of the Democratic presidential race in March. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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“[Warren] has more clout now with her now famous plans than anybody, and she looks prescient in many of these cases,” and “The fact that we have now learned that Warren and Biden speak every ten days or so certainly reinforces her clout,” -Mary Anne Marsh

Full segment by Anthony Brooks here

April 26, 2020 / With a word, Sen. Elizabeth Warren keeps 2020 hopes on the table – State House News Service

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In addressing the lasting economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Warren has laid out a “clear, thoughtful approach,” – Mary Anne Marsh

Full article by Katie Lannan here

April 24, 2020 / Elizabeth Warren’s VP Chances: She’s On ‘A Very, Very Short List’ – WBUR

Elizabeth Warren is on a “very, very short list” for Biden’s running mate – Mary Anne Marsh

Full article by Anthony Brooks here

March 5, 2020 / As she exits the race, Elizabeth Warren faces an endorsement dilemma – NBC

Image: Democratic 2020 presidential candidates Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks with former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders listening at the seventh Democratic 2020 presidential debate at Drake University in Des Moines
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“…the overriding principle right now for everybody on the Democratic side is to beat Trump, and many have clearly decided that voting for Joe Biden right now is the only way to do that,” – Mary Anne Marsh

Full article by Sahil Kapur here

March 4, 2020 / Elizabeth Warren Slides to Third Place in Massachusetts – The New York Times

Senator Elizabeth Warren voted in Cambridge, Mass., on Tuesday. Progressive voters in the state split sharply between her and Senator Bernie Sanders.
Ruth Fremson / The New York Times

“[Massachusetts voters] saw the fight in Biden in South Carolina, and that convinced them he could do it. Warren is known as a fighter in Massachusetts, but she needs to demonstrate it in this campaign with a win or delegates like Biden managed, and that has yet to happen,” – Mary Anne Marsh

Full article by Reid J. Epstein here

January 29, 2020 /Trump’s Greatest Trick Was Convincing Voters That Women Can’t Win Elections – Mother Jones

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“[Running for political office as a woman is] the extrapolation of every woman’s experience… you work twice as hard, you get twice as many or more credentials, you out-work everybody else, and you still get paid less… The kind of news and polls that would be speed bumps for most male candidates become potholes—or worse, sinkholes—for women candidates,” – Mary Anne Marsh

Full article by Pema Levy here

January 15, 2020 / Biden and Sanders reprise Iraq war fight in 2020 race – Financial Times

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“[Bernie Sanders was] picking a fight with Biden now for when he meets him later [in the campaign trail],” – Mary Anne Marsh

Full article by Lauren Fedor here

December 20, 2019 / Will Democrats tear up the script for their final debate of 2019? – The Los Angeles Times

December Democratic debate
Los Angeles Times

“People have gotten more exposure, voters have gotten to know their names and hear their stories and take a bit of their measure… But in the end the debates have not in any way upended the top tier, which remains a wildly consistent race between four people,” – Mary Anne Marsh

Full article by Mark Z. Barabak here