Christine Canning

The June death of Massachusetts State Representative Gailanne Cariddi has led to a special election in northern Berkshire County tomorrow. 

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A political upstart and a career politician are trading jabs ahead of the special election for the northern Berkshire County state House seat. 

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John Barrett has taken another step in his political comeback. The former North Adams mayor claimed victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for state representative.


Democratic hopefuls will face off in a primary election tomorrow to fill the open 1st Berkshire District House seat. 


The only Republican running in the special State Representative election in Berkshire County claims she was silenced at a Democratic candidate forum in Lanesborough Monday night. 

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For the first time in a decade, voters in the westernmost portions of Massachusetts are charged with the task of filling an open state senate seat.

Massachusetts State Senator Ben Downing
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Western Massachusetts State Senator Ben Downing is endorsing his fellow Democrat who is running to replace him.

Adam Hinds
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Adam Hinds bested two fellow Democrats Thursday in the race for an open state Senate seat in western Massachusetts.

Democratic candidates (from left to right) Rinaldo Del Gallo, Adam Hinds and Andrea Harrington debate at Berkshire Community College in August.
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With a week to go until the primary election, the race for an open state Senate seat in western Massachusetts is heating up with infighting among the Democratic candidates.

The Massachusetts State House
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The Democratic candidates running for an open western Massachusetts state senate seat are meeting for a forum Sunday.

Rinaldo Del Gallo
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After flirting with a run for more than a month, Pittsfield lawyer Rinaldo Del Gallo is officially launching a campaign for state senate. He is running to represent the 52 communities in the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden district. Del Gallo has been vocal on a number of environmental issues in the area, including leading the charge for a Styrofoam ban in Pittsfield. The Democrat tells that the income inequality issues being raised by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are shaping his platform.

Adam Hinds, left, tours Shire City Herbals, makers of Fire Cider in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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A western Massachusetts state senate candidate released his economic development platform during a tour of area businesses Tuesday.

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Republican Christine Canning recently announced her bid for a western Massachusetts state senate seat. Democrat Ben Downing said in January that he is retiring after 10 years representing the Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden district.

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Two more potential contenders for a western Massachusetts senate seat have emerged.