Saturday, March 9, 2013
A UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll shows he is in a strong position to run in 2014.
Results of a UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll this week show former Senator Scott Brown is more popular than he was when he lost his re-election bid last fall and is in a strong position to run for governor in 2014. The independent, nonpartisan poll surveyed 600 Massachusetts registered voters between Saturday, March 2, and Tuesday, March 5. With regard to Brown, the poll — which asked voters for their opinions on whether they would vote for Brown if he runs for governor — showed he has considerable bipartisan support, with 32.7 percent saying they are very likely to vote for him and 26 percent somewhat likely. Results showed that Brown, who garnered support of 92.2 percent of Republicans polled and 36.7 percent of Democrats, had more name …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray will not run for governor in 2014, citing the demands of campaigning, serving in elected office and his desire to spend more time with his wife and two young daughters.
Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray will not run for governor in 2014, citing the demands of campaigning, serving in elected office and his desire to spend more time with his wife and two young daughters, his hometown newspaper the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester reported. “It's something I have been thinking about for some time,” Murray said of the decision, which he said came after sitting down to talk it through with his wife, Tammy, and key supporters since the Christmas holidays. Murray, who was mayor of the City of Worcester, told the Telegram & Gazette the demands of running a campaign and serving in office can require 15- and 16-hour days, six and seven days a week and would leave him little time to be with his family. Earlier this month, …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Newton resident and State Treasurer Steve Grossman told WCVB's "On the Record" that he is "leaning strongly" toward running for governor.
Although Steve Grossman has already acknowledged a possible run for governor in 2014, the Newton resident and state treasurer is now saying that he is "leaning strongly" toward a gubernatorial bid. As reported today by State House New Service, Grossman told WCVB's "On the Record" that he has not made a final decision on whether to run for governor, but that he is "leaning strongly in that direction" [to run]. The "On the Record" episode with Grossman aired yesterday, January 6. Grossman, a Democrat, told WCVB that being governor is "a role I'm very comfortable playing." Grossman also ran for governor in 2002. He was first elected state treasurer in 2010. At this time, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray is the only other potential candidate who has …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick won't run again, and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray wants the job. So do Treasurer Steve Grossman and 2010 Republican candidate Charlie Baker. Who do you think should run for governor?
Lt. Gov. Tim Murray could not hold out any longer. On Thursday, he told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce he'd like to be governor, according to WBUR. Mind you, he didn't say he would run, just that he wants to be governor. With the election two years away, starting an official campaign now would be a bit premature. But Murray's not alone. Governor Deval Patrick has said he will not run in 2014, leaving the door open for Murray and a host of other aspirants for the office. State treasurer Steve Grossman and 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker have also expressed interest in a run in 2014. And it wasn't so long ago that Scott Brown was greeted with shouts of "Governor!" during his concession speech. Who do you …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Although protesters lined the street outside the Chestnut Hill home, the mood inside was optimistic as local and state officials supported Mayor Setti Warren's re-election bid.
Roughly a month after news broke that he would be running for re-election, Setti Warren officially launched his campaign for a second term as mayor of Newton Monday night. The campaign kick-off was held at the home of Chestnut Hill residents Rick and Jan Lipof. Newton aldermen, School Committee members and state officials packed the house. A number of Democratic politicians spoke during the event and offered support for Warren, including Gov. Deval Patrick, former Gov. Michael Dukakis and State Treasurer Steve Grossman. Despite the optimistic tone inside, a number of protesters lined the street outside the event to show support for Newton Police Chief Matthew Cummings. Warren placed Cummings on administrative leave last month and is in …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
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Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman was the keynote speaker during the annual Mayor's Community Breakfast.
"The dignity of every human being, that is our charge," Treasurer Steve Grossman told nearly 540 religious and community leaders Wednesday morning for the 37th Annual Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast at Boston College's McElroy Commons. Grossman was joined by Mayor Setti Warren, Boston College President William Leahy as well as many members from the Newton community. The annual event, now in its 37th year, is a time when students, residents, volunteers and local officials gather to celebrate the great community that is The Garden City.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The candidate not only took the majority of voters in Newton, he also had 55% of the vote state wide.
Another hometown hero has taken a victory lap tonight. According to the Boston Globe, Steve Grossman took 55 percent of the Massachusetts vote tonight over Republican Karyn Polito. In Newton, Grossman received 93 percent of the vote, according to the unofficial results from the Election Commission. "One hundred and ten years ago, my grandfather came to this country and settled in East Boston...he had four dreams: to start a family, to own his own business, to educate his children and to give something back to his community," Grossman said in his victory speech at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston tonight. "That's what me and my family have always tried to do--to give back to the community." Grossman said tonight his three goals are to help…
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Several local and state candidates made a stop at the Newton Senior Center last Thursday.
Among the many campaign stops in this year's election, the Newton Senior Center was on the checklist last Thursday. Several candidates made the trip to The Garden City including Independent gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill, Democratic candidate for treasurer Steve Grossman, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-4th, and Frank's Republican challenger Sean Bielat. Local seniors had a chance to meet the candidates and pose questions about social security, taxes and what exactly a governor's council does. Make sure to check what your ballot looks like as well as your polling location before election day.
We get the basics on the Democratic candidate.
Office running for: State Treasurer Name: Steve Grossman Address: Newton, MA Occupation: Chairman, Grossman Marketing Group Party Affiliation: Democrat Previous political experience (if any): Founding board member of Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC). Former board chairman, Brandeis University. Trustee of Project Bread, advisory board member of the Women's Lunch Place, overseer of the Dimock Community Health Center, trustee of Museum of Fine Arts, and former campaign chair of Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Former chairman of Massachusetts and national Democratic parties. What are the major issues facing the state of Massachusetts and how will you tackle these issues: As treasurer, my top priorities will be: …