Turner won't run - 3 empty Cape Cod Rep. seats

Poll shows Markey beats Brown in 2014 US Senate match-up - State rep requests FEC rule change for gay couples - Senator Warren bucks her party on loan bill - Push to raise minimum wage in state - Tax holiday vote late, again - DeLeo in the clear?
From top, left clockwise: Cleon Turner to retire, Sarah Peake runs for State Senate, Ed McManus runs for her Rep. seat and Dan Wolf runs for Governor.

TODAY's Top Political Stories

  • State representative Turner likely to step aside. Saying 69 is a nice age to retire, longtime Cape Rep. Cleon Turner says he's ready - his move adds another empty Democratic seat to fill with Sen. Dan Wolf running for governor and State Rep. Sarah Peake running for his senate seat. Harwich Selectman Ed McManus has announced a run for Peake's seat which only leaves who will run for Turner's. - Cape Cod Times.
  • Tax holiday late again. The legislature waits until last minute to pass sales tax holiday - Boston Business Journal.
  • New minimum raise push. Advocates kick off campaign to put minimum wage increase on 2014 ballot. Want to to increase minimum earnings from $8 to $11 an hour by 2015 - The Boston Globe.
  • Gay rights fight. Federal Election Commission ruling requested by Massachusetts State Rep. Dan Winslow could change political donation rules for gay married couples. The commission’s vote is likely to be one of the first instances of a federal agency changing its rules to adapt to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act. The Springfield Republican.
  • No charges for Robert DeLeo, won’t be charged in the ongoing probe of patronage in the state’s Probation Department - The Boston Herald.
  • Markey beats Brown in '14. A new poll shows Democrat Edward Markey leading Republican Scott Brown in hypothetical head-to-head matchup for 2014 U.S. Senate election. The Springfield Republican.
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren bucks her party on loan bill, leads liberal wing against student loan compromise, defying Obama, Reid. – The Boston Globe.

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