Campaign news, articles, and clippings.

The New Yorker | Jennifer Gonnerman

Larry Krasner’s Campaign to End Mass Incarceration

October 22, 2018

Last month, Rachael Rollins, a former federal prosecutor, became the first African-American woman to win in a Democratic primary for D.A. in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, having promised to stop prosecuting drug possession, shoplifting, and driving with a suspended license, among other crimes.

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East Boston Times-Free Press | Times Staff

Ayanna Pressley Endorses Rachael Rollins for District Attorney

October 17, 2018

Citing her depth of experience and her commitment to ensuring equal justice for all, last week Ayanna Pressley, Democratic nominee for Congress, endorsed Rachael Rollins for Suffolk County District Attorney. Rollins won a heavily contested Democratic Primary for District Attorney in September.

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Commonwealth Magazine | James Sutherland and Lawrence S. Dicara

Did primary turnout in Boston mark a turning point?

October 10, 2018

RECENT ELECTION RETURNS have generated much discussion as to a change in voting patterns in Massachusetts and elsewhere across the country. The research we have done over a period of years has concluded that there is a different Boston electorate – and a much larger one – during quadrennial November presidential elections. The turnout is also much more level across the city in presidential contests.

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Bay State Banner | Catherine Mcgloin

Suffolk DA candidates clash in forum

October 3, 2018

The Suffolk County District Attorney candidates may share progressive platforms, but fundamental differences were revealed last Thursday evening during occasionally heated discussions about juvenile justice and criminal reform, at a nonprofit bookstore in the South End.

Read More | Nik DeCosta-Klipa

Elizabeth Warren just endorsed Rachael Rollins for Suffolk County district attorney

October 2, 2018

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is throwing her political weight behind Rachael Rollins in the race to be Suffolk County’s next district attorney.

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WEEI | Darnell Williams

Boston Community Focus with the Urban League’s Darnell Williams

September 29, 2018

Darnell Williams discusses what’s at stake in upcoming local elections with Suffolk County District Attorney nominee Rachael Rollins and President of Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Anthony Benoit.

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Boston Herald | Alexi Cohan

Suffolk DA Contenders Set Debate Date

September 29, 2018

Suffolk County district attorney candidates Democrat Rachael Rollins and independent Michael Maloney will soon be squaring off in a debate.

The debate, set to take place at the Boston Public Library on Oct. 19 at noon, will set the stage for November’s general election. Both candidates spoke to the Herald yesterday claiming to be prepared and excited to dispute the issues.

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WGBH | Daniel Medwed and Brendan Deady

Rachael Rollins And The Power To Decline To Prosecute

September 19, 2018

A lot of people are hailing Rollins’s victory, in part as a part of this blue wave across the nation that’s brought many women and people of color into elected office. But I think that sells her short a little bit. She’s smart, savvy, sophisticated, a great lawyer with extensive managerial experience who ran a terrific campaign. And she has a compelling backstory, including a family member who suffered from drug addiction.

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WGBH | David S. Bernstein

New Backroom Muscle: Women Manage Winning Campaigns Throughout Mass. And N.H.

September 18, 2018

Rollins, who pulled off a surprising victory in the five-candidate primary for Sufolk County District Attorney, was similarly loaded with female staffers: Ann DeGeorge, campaign manager; Rodline Louijeune, finance director; Nichelle Sadler, deputy director; and Michelle Kweder, senior advisor.

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Bay State Banner | Yawu Miller

Rollins proposes criminal justice reforms

September 18, 2018

Before Rachael Rollins prevailed in the Democratic primary for the Suffolk County district attorney’s office, her list of 15 crimes assistant district attorneys would not commonly prosecute gained scant notice in the news media.

But after the upset victory in which she garnered 39 percent of the vote in a five-way race, that list has drawn fire from police, conservative columnists and some defense attorneys.

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