1. CAMPAIGN 2014
Billionaire climate activist backing old-line and new-school tactics in Mass. Senate primary
WATERTOWN, Mass. -- Days before a manhunt that shook the nation unfolded in this blue-collar suburb of Boston, Sheila Newhouse navigated its circuitous streets bearing an iPod and a mission to support one of the Capitol's biggest environmental stalwarts. Newhouse, 44, is one of dozens of canvassers dispatched daily this spring by the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) in a massive effort to boost the Bay State Senate campaign of Rep. Ed Markey (D), co-author of the comprehensive climate bill that cleared the House in 2009. Markey faces House Democratic colleague Stephen Lynch in an April 30 special Senate primary upended by the attack on the Boston Marathon.