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Seeing Red

What ended up being an epic weekend of work started with the Massachusetts GOP Convention Saturday at the DCU Center in Worcester. Politics, behind sports, is one of my favorite subjects to cover as a photojournalist. Sure, most of the access is mainly for canned press events and planned photo ops, but every now and then, you can sneak a candid, honest look at the people behind the race.

This particular event was a bit lighter in the second department — it was a convention after all — but it was a lot of fun, if not demanding work-wise, nonetheless.

The big story at this event was the race for the governor’s race nomination between Charlie Baker and underdog Christy Mihos. Here’s some images from the event:

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — GOP gubernataorial candidate Charlie Baker laughs at a joke he told during his address to the Mass. GOP convention on April 17, 2010.

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Mass. GOP gubernatorial hopeful Christy Mihos turns to look over his shoulder at his rival, Charlie Baker, during an interview at the Mass. GOP Convention at the DCU Center on April 17, 2010.

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — GOP gubernatorial candidate Christy Mihos addresses the audience at the Mass. GOP convention on April 17, 2010.

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Supporters of GOP gubernatorial candidate Christy Mihos and campaign volunteers Yvonne and Clifford Blake, of Clinton, show their support for their candidate at the Mass. GOP convention at the DCU Center on April 17, 2010.

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Independent gubernatorial candidate and state treasurer Tim Cahill makes an appearance outside the DCU Center, hoping to appeal to disaffected Republican voters, at the Mass. GOP Convention on April 17, 2010.

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Jack de Jong, 12, of Weston, shows his support for GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker at the Mass. GOP convention on April 17, 2010.

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker celebrates his win for the nomination from the Mass. GOP convention on April 17, 2010.

4.17.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker celebrates his win for the nomination from the Mass. GOP convention on April 17, 2010.

The Candidate

Here’s a few photos from a campaign event I covered last week for a new client, the MetroWest Daily News.

U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley was making a stop in Marlborough to accept the endorsement of mayor Nancy Stevens. It was a relatively generic campaign event, which is generally how these things go, but Coakley was personable and in full campaign mode — she shook my hand and introduced herself twice while making her round, not realizing she had already done it once. It’s always nice to see candidates interacting with people, and this one was no different, if not very familiar. I did manage to get there early enough to meet some of her family.

Here we go:

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — From left, Scott and daughters Ellie, 3, Audrey, 4, and Grace 6, with their mother, Liz of Franklin, and Maria, 9, her dad Joe and Megan Gentile, 7, campaign for U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley before she accepted the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009. Liz Bonacci and her brother Joe Gentile are the niece and nephew of Coakley.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — From left, Scott and daughters Ellie, 3, Audrey, 4, and Grace 6, with their mother, Liz of Franklin, and Maria, 9, her dad Joe and Megan Gentile, 7, campaign for U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley before she accepted the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009. Liz Bonacci and her brother Joe Gentile are the niece and nephew of Coakley.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley delivers some remarks after accepting the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens, in background, at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley delivers some remarks after accepting the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens, in background, at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley fields questions from the audience after accepting the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009.

12.6.2009 — MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — U.S. Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley fields questions from the audience after accepting the endorsement from Marlboro mayor Nancy Stevens at the Coral Restaurant in Marlboro on Dec. 6, 2009.

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