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Tom Conroy is campaigning for treasurer/receiver general of MA with a promise to advance the commonwealth by bolstering the middle class. He says he's best positioned and has the skills and experience to improve educational and job training, to help municipalities' fiscal management, and to invest in banks that in turn invest in small businesses. We'll talk both his platform and campaign strategy. Check out his positions on the big issues at his site here.
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35th Middlesex challenger Jim Caralis joins us to explain why it's time for a change and to differentiate himself from the incumbent and other Dem. challenger.

The LeftAhead regulars are inviting Massachusetts State Rep candidate Pat McCabe (D) on to chat about his race and the issues.

Gunner Scott, director of the Mass Transgender Political Coalition, talks about House Bill 1722 to add legal protections and the larger issues transgender people.

Vocal and highly informed casino opponent Mary Tufts joins us. She's on the board of CasinoFacts and comes armed with figures and facts from considerable research. For Massachusetts, she and her group position themselves as myth... more

From one of the few East Coast bike havens, Cara Seiderman and Ken Field represent Cambridge, Mass., government and citizens' views. We cover alternate transit, cycling safety, ped/bike/motor co-existence and how their town makes it... more

Ryan and Lynne are into expanding the influence of Netroots activities based in Massachusetts. Meanwhile, both here and with the national Dems, we haven't see the outreach that proved so useful in Obama's initial campaign.

The struggling governor announces a very solid public ed program. Can he get it passed and funded?

McCain stumbles badly and the debates aren't even in the works. He and Obama see women voters and Barack seems to be winning. The GOP smells of the failures of Bush. Is this really going to be close?

Big doings in Lowell at the state Dem convention. Sen. Kerry tries to stifle a competitor. Plus, wary and even angry Presidential delegates parry and plan.

Hillary and some of her supporters look like they've been sucking lemons. How many will pout out November? Can progressives and lefties focus enough to mangle McCain?