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, reported his hometown newspaper the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester. “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. Framingham Democrats …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Newton's Dr. Donald Berwick is a pediatrician and former official with the Obama administration.
Newton resident and pediatrician Donald M. Berwick says he's mulling a run for governor in 2014. Berwick, 66, is a longtime Harvard faculty member and a former health care official with the Obama administration, according to a report on Boston.com. Appointed by Obama in 2010, Berwick ran the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, Berwick resigned in late 2011 after Republicans indicated they would not confirm him, Boston.com reported. News of Berwick's possible run was first reported this week by State House News Service, according to Boston.com. Berwick's wife, Ann, is the current chair of the state's Department of Public Utilities. For more information, check out the full story on Boston.com. According to the New England …
Monday, January 7, 2013
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 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, Jan. 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 expressed interest in the …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A group of Framingham residents is hosting a fundraiser tonight for Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, a possible candidate for Governor in 2014; Murray has yet to announce his candidacy.
A group of high-powered Democrats in Framingham, including most of the legislative delegation, is hosting a fundraiser for Lt. Gov. Tim Murray tonight in Framingham at La Cantina Ristorante. Locals can meet with the Lt. Gov. between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. with a suggested donation of $50, $100 or $200. Murray has not formally announced he would like to be governor of the Commonwealth, but has hinted he would like to have the title someday. The election is in 2014. Murray is no stranger to Framingham. The former Worcester mayor makes frequent visits to the largest town in the Commonwealth. State Rep. Sannicandro writes in an invite that went out that "Murray is a great friend to MetroWest, investing $22 Million into a new MassBay Campus, $9 …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Governor 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?
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Lt. Governor Tim Murray couldn't 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 suitors. 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 think should run …