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The Massachusetts Democratic Party is expected to cancel the party convention scheduled for May 30th because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The coronavirus is impacting politics-as-usual in Massachusetts.

As Massachusetts Democratic State Senator Adam Hinds comes to the end of his first term representing the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden district, he’ll face a primary opponent from Lee Selectman Thomas Wickham. Wickham is a self-employed carpenter who’s served on the Lee select board for five years. Wickham has spent more than a decade on the Lee planning board in a variety of roles, including chair, and he’s also been the chair of the energy committee for six years. Wickham has been a delegate to the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission. He spoke to WAMC about his plans to challenge Hinds September 4th.

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    Massachusetts Democrats held a two-day nominating convention in Worcester over the weekend where the Republican in the White House was more the focus of attention than the Republican in the Statehouse Corner Office.

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Massachusetts Democrats will gather in Worcester this weekend for their party convention to select their candidates for the November elections. Katie Lannan, a reporter for State House News, says much of the attention for the delegates at the DCU Center will on the two candidates for governor, who want the party’s backing to take on Republican incumbent Charlie Baker.

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Massachusetts Democrats will be picking a new leader this fall. State Sen. Thomas McGee says he will not seek re-election as chairman of the state's Democratic party after serving in the post for three years.

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With Election Day inching closer, Democrats living farthest from the state capital of Boston are without a party office. That could present a challenge for a group that has strengthened its roots over the past few years.

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Massachusetts Democrats will flock to Worcester today for the party’s state convention this weekend.

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Deval Patrick will attend his final Democratic State Convention as Massachusetts’ governor Friday in Worcester.

Patrick says he had butterflies during his first convention 10 years ago and is experiencing a different kind of nervousness heading into this year’s in Worcester.

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Massachusetts Democrats will look toward State Senator Ben Downing of Pittsfield to lead the party during this election cycle.

The Massachusetts Democratic Party named Downing co-chair of the Coordinated Campaign Wednesday. The party acknowledged the Pittsfield native as a rising political star representing Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties since 2007.