News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT
BOSTON (AP) - If you're a politician looking to boost your campaign war chest, you could do worse than head to Boston's western suburbs. A report by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance found Weston and Dover topped the list of Massachusetts communities with the highest per capita contributions to political figures. Weston residents contributed just over $33 per resident in 2018. Dover contributed nearly $27 per resident.
BOSTON (AP) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is planning to spend much of the week in New Hampshire as he mulls a challenge to President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primary. Weld is scheduled to meet with Gov. Chris Sununu and former New Hampshire House Speaker Doug Scamman. Weld formed a presidential exploratory committee in February and plans to make a final decision on challenging Trump by early May.
(AP) - California Sen. Kamala Harris sent a subtle signal to the nation's old-guard political leadership: there's a time to move aside. At an Atlanta church service Sunday dedicated to youth, the presidential candidate compared leadership to a relay race in which older leaders must ask themselves and decide "when to pass the baton." Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand made her official announcement in front of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York and called him a coward who "punches down."
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - A suspended Massachusetts State Police trooper convicted of raping his former girlfriend faces sentencing. Robert Sundberg is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Lowell Superior Court. The 48-year-old Framingham resident was convicted last week of multiple charges, including rape. He was arrested in April 2016 after attacking the woman. State police say they have started termination proceedings.
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