Markey’s State of Residence Questioned

Conservative group suggests he lives in Maryland, not Massachusetts
Ed Markey / AP

A conservative group is challenging Democrat Ed Markey’s Massachusetts residency less than a week before he faces a special election for a U.S. Senate seat in that state.

Building a Ground Game

Keystone Pipeline company TransCanada beefing up online PR presence
Construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline in Texas / AP

TransCanada, the oil company that hopes to build the Keystone XL Pipeline, has stepped up its online public relations efforts to counter what observers say is a hostile mainstream press and well-organized environmentalist opposition.

Dark Money Markey

Ed Markey benefitting from hundreds of thousands of dollars in dark money spending
Gabriel Gomez, Rep. Ed Markey / AP

Dark money groups continue to put up large sums backing Rep. Ed Markey (D., Mass.) in his U.S. Senate bid, despite Markey’s stated distaste for such groups.