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Secretary of State William Galvin (above) faces Josh Zakim in the Democratic primary.

Galvin gets reality check amid mishaps in secretary of state race

Secretary of State William Galvin’s stunning loss of the state Democratic endorsement to Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim could force the six-term incumbent back to the campaign drawing board.

Josh Zakim waved to the crowd after he won the secretary of state endorsement.

In convention upset, Josh Zakim bests William Galvin for Democrats’ endorsement

Zakim topped Galvin with 55 percent of the delegates’ votes at the state Democratic Convention, but both will be on the Sept. 4 primary ballot.

06/03/2017 Dedham Ma- John Ryan (cq) at the Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Globe Staff\Photograph Jonathan Wiggs Reporter:Topic

State Democrats turn attention to Trump, not Baker, at convention

Democrats, who met in Worcester for their annual convention, are so sore over losing their last campaign, they were barely even talking about the next one.

As Massachusetts Democrats converge for their annual convention in Worcester this weekend, party leaders, activists, and operatives face a dispiriting challenge: blocking Governor Charlie Baker’s reelection in 2018.

Charlie who? Democrats focus ire toward Trump

To eject Baker, the party will have to channel fury from a new wave of party activists.

Bill Do Carmo worked with Hillary Clinton when she did survey work for the Children's Defense Fund after graduating from law school, was seen at his home in 2008.

From the archives | Jan. 22, 2008

A defining time of advocacy: Clinton draws on New Bedford lessons

Clinton’s brief experience in 1973 living in Cambridge and working for the Children’s Defense Fund was a theme of her candidacy in 2008.

Balloons come down on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine at the end of the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

ground game

Two conventions, two definitions of ‘fear’

The election may come down to a single premise: Is it scarier not to drastically change our political leadership, or to do it without being sure what that means?

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Trump slams Clinton over ‘radical Islam’

Donald Trump is criticizing Hillary Clinton for not saying the words ‘‘radical Islam’’ in her nomination acceptance speech.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Read the full text of Hillary Clinton’s speech

Read the full text of Hillary Clinton’s remarks to the DNC, as prepared for delivery.

epa05446645 Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks on stage during final day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 28 July 2016. Hillary Clinton formally accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/SHAWN THEW

‘America’s destiny is ours to choose,’ Clinton says

Hillary Clinton became the first woman in America’s history to accept the presidential nomination from a major political party on Thursday.

Chelsea Clinton introduces her mother, Hillary Clinton.

Chelsea Clinton joins bid to win Sanders backers

Chelsea Clinton said her mother ‘‘always believes we can do better, if we come together.’’

Khizr Khan, father of fallen US Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan, and his wife, Ghazala.

‘You have sacrificed nothing,’ father of fallen Muslim soldier tells Trump

The father of a fallen Muslim soldier gave a powerful speech to the Democratic National Convention Thursday.

Donald Trump spoke during a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa.

Trump wants to ‘hit’ some DNC speakers ‘so hard their heads would spin’

Democrats are targeting Donald Trump in their convention speeches, and the Republican nominee is getting tired of it.

Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention.

Transcript of Vice President Biden’s remarks to the DNC

Read Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks to the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night.

Read excerpts of Hillary Clinton’s DNC speech

The Clinton campaign released excerpts of the candidate’s acceptance speech Thursday night.

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Ground Game

The next liberal lion: Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren?

Who will be the progressives’ leader next year, after the new president, whoever that is, moves into the White House?

Vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine wore a blue star flag pin on Wednesday night.

N.C. GOP apologizes after mistaking Tim Kaine’s pin

The pin was a mini Service Flag, or blue star flag, denoting his son’s current service in the United States Marine Corps.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 27: U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) gestures to the crowd as he delivers remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The latest: Harry Reid says CIA should give Donald Trump fake briefings

Speaking the day after the GOP nominee made explosive remarks about Russia and hacking, the Nevada Democrat says Trump can’t be trusted.

President Barack Obama waved to the crowd during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Schedule: Katy Perry to perform, Hillary Clinton to accept nomination

A look at the schedule of speakers on day four of the Democratic National Convention.

Broadway performers sang

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Celebrities speak on behalf of Hillary Clinton at DNC

Several stars of stage and screen took the stage to perform “What the World Needs Now Is Love.”

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Lady Gaga performs at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Lady Gaga and Vice President Joe Biden are bringing their act to Las Vegas for an event raising awareness about sexual assault. The pop star and the vice president will hold a rally at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on April 7. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Lady Gaga to bring DNC spotlight to Camden, N.J.

The pop star’s concert across the river from Philedelphia, where the Democrats have gathered for their convention, is invite-only.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, U.S., July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

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Obama, Trump, and the ‘other’ factor

Eight years after President Obama was the “other,” there’s suddenly a new kind of “other” — a super rich celebrity.

US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden.

Joe Biden says Donald Trump ‘has no clue’

Vice President Joe Biden cast Donald Trump as too dangerous to trust with the presidency in an animated speech Wednesday.

President Barack Obama.

Obama says he’s more optimistic about America’s future than ever

President Barack Obama is saying he’s ‘‘more optimistic about the future of America than ever before.’’

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine.

Tim Kaine says Hillary Clinton ready to fight, win and lead

Tim Kaine tore into Donald Trump as a ‘‘guy who promises a lot’’ but always follows up with the words ‘‘believe me.’’

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Obama anoints old rival as his successor

President Obama made a forceful case at the Democratic convention for Hillary Clinton, eight years after he beat her to win the party’s nomination.

Tim Kaine spoke Wednesday.

Read Tim Kaine’s speech to the Democratic National Convention

The vice presidential nominee delivered a speech to the Democratic National Convention Wednesday.

epa05444351 Christine Leinonen (C), the mother of Christopher 'Drew' Leinonen who was killed in the Pulse nightclub attack, accompanied by Brandon Wolf (L) and Jose Arraigada (R), delivers remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 27 July 2016. The four-day convention is expected to end with Hillary Clinton formally accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Family of Fla. nightclub, Sandy Hook victims speak out at DNC

Democrats paid tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub and Sand Hook.

President Barack Obama.

Excerpts from Obama’s convention speech

The White House released transcripts from President Obama’s convention speech.

Markey steals show at Warren’s post-convention bowling party

The state’s junior senator gamely threw what appears to be a strike.

Former President Bill Clinton spoke about his wife Hillary on the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Schedule: Obama, Biden to speak

A look at the schedule of speakers on day three of the Democratic National Convention.

Bernie Sanders (at left) spoke to New England delegates Wednesday morning.

In move to shift momentum to back Clinton, Sanders thanks New England delegates

The senator from Vermont told delegates that “as of yesterday, I guess, officially our campaign ended.”

Former President Bill Clinton speaks on Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

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Bill Clinton didn’t bring the Bubba. That might be a problem.

The Democratic convention so far appears geared toward the party’s base, which could make winning in November more difficult.

Former President Bill Clinton speaks about his wife Hillary at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday.

SCOT LEHIGH

Bill Clinton’s portrait of Hillary doesn’t ring true

It was disingenuous to recount their marriage as an enduring love story, given the marital trauma that’s played out in a painfully public way.

Brotherly love for Bernie Sanders at the DNC

As Larry Sanders announced his vote for his brother during the roll call of states, both men became emotional.

US President Barack Obama speaks to law enforcement executives at an

‘Anything is possible,’ Obama says of Trump’s White House chances

President Obama, who is slated to speak tonight at the Democratic convention, discussed Donald Trump as well as Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal.

Hillary Clinton appears via satellite at the conclusion of the second day of the Democratic National Convention.

Michael A. Cohen

A compelling portrait of Hillary Clinton

Speaker after speaker at the Democratic convention painted Clinton as a woman of real accomplishment, compassion, and substance.

Actress Meryl Streep spoke Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention.

Meryl Streep’s new role: Praising Hillary Clinton

Streep took to the stage Tuesday to back the Democratic presidential nominee.

President Obama first rose to prominence with his speech before the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Up next: President Obama makes his pitch for Hillary Clinton

The battle-hardened president hopes his legacy won’t be eroded by the outcome of the election to replace him.

After President Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, nominee Hillary Clinton spoke to the audience via video.

As Hillary Clinton makes history, Bill reflects on their journey

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party.

Speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz (left) with Michelle Obama during a flight to Santa Fe in May.

Meet the Mass. native behind Michelle Obama’s speeches

Sarah Hurwitz knew from the first day she set foot in the White House that she wanted to be a part of the political process. Now, she is.

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke on the first day of the Democratic National Convention.

Convention conflict puts Elizabeth Warren in a bind

As demonstrators rallied in Philadelphia for a second day, the senator urged them to stand down.

Supporters of former Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders walked out in protest after he moved to suspend the rules and nominate Hillary Clinton.

Sanders supporters clash with police

In the streets outside the convention, Sanders supporters who had spent the day protesting began facing off with police.

John Goodie (L) accompanies supporter Jerry Emmett before a campaign rally by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, Arizona March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni SEARCH

Arizona’s Jerry Emmett is a centenarian for Clinton

Jerry Emmett, 102, was born before women gained the right to vote in America.

Bill Clinton addressed delegates at the 2012 convention.

A look back at Bill Clinton’s past convention speeches

Former president Bill Clinton has given seven speeches at conventions over almost three decades.

US Representative John Lewis nominated Hillary Clinton for president at the Democratic convention Tuesday.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

With speech Thursday, it’s time for Hillary Clinton to get real

Americans want someone who is genuine, and that’s the woman who needs to speak Thursday.

First lady Michelle Obama smiled during her speech Monday at the Democratic National Convention.

First lady’s apolitical image big part of her political draw

The same thing that made Michelle Obama such a powerful voice for Hillary Clinton makes it unlikely she’ll spend a lot of time on the campaign trail.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: First lady Michelle Obama acknowledges the crowd after delivering remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama’s next act: Three ideas

What options does Michelle Obama have, politically or otherwise, after she and her family leave the White House?

Delegates held up signs supporting Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention Monday.

Michael A. Cohen

Michelle Obama’s triumph

Mrs. Obama’s speech took on Trump’s vision of the country, embedding the experience of black and female Americans into the nation’s larger story.

Two women cry as they listen to speakers during the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas KammNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Clinton makes history with nomination

Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major political party.

Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., yell during a rally in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, during the second day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Unmoved by plea to support Clinton, Sanders supporters protest again

Demonstrators chanted “Bernie or bust!” as they moved through Philadelphia.