Crimson staff writer
Zohra D. Yaqhubi
Eric P. Lesser ’07 secured the Democratic nomination for the Massachusetts State Senate seat for the 1st Hampden and Hampshire District.
The afternoon event served as a gathering for her supporters, as well as a pre-game party for the NCAA men's basketball game later that evening.
Nearly two months after he left his position as a History and Literature lecturer to write speeches for newly elected Boston Mayor Marty J. Walsh, Eoin F. Cannon ’95 said he misses his time at Harvard but plans to stay at his post for the duration of Walsh’s term.
Charles D. Baker ’79 clinched the Republican nomination for governor at the party convention Saturday, edging out Mark Fisher, a more conservative Republican candidate, for the gubernatorial nomination.
Former gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker ’79 has emerged as the likely Republican nominee for governor, trailing the Democratic frontrunner, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha M. Coakley, by 13 points, according to a recent poll.
President Barack Obama attended a roundtable discussion with Democratic Party supporters Wednesday afternoon at the Charles Hotel, where he was met by demonstrators from the Harvard Ukrainian Students Association and the Harvard Global Health and AIDS Coalition.
With the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial caucuses coming to a close, Harvard students have thrown their early support behind Juliette N. Kayyem ’91, volunteering for her campaign and backing her in last month’s caucuses in Cambridge’s seventh and eighth wards where she gained the support of most delegates.
The candidates, who include Joseph Avellone, Donald M. Berwick ’68, Juliette N. Kayyem ’91, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha M. Coakley, and State Treasurer Steven Grossman, fielded questions from students and discussed campaign details at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics Tuesday night.
Eric P. Lesser ’07, Kirkland House tutor and third year student at Harvard Law School, said that his Harvard education, both as an undergraduate and law student, has shaped his campaign in several ways and helped him appreciate “the power of a good idea.”
Each of the candidates, with Coakley as the exception, studied at various Harvard schools, including the College, the Business School, the Law School, the Medical School, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.