Even if you're obsessed with local politics, the phrase "auditor's race" probably doesn't get your pulse beating faster. If we're being honest, it may even do the opposite.

But in the 2022 election cycle, that particular contest is filled with fascinating subplots — including an ongoing fight about what the Mass. GOP is and should be moving forward, Governor Charlie Baker's clout as he prepares to leave office and whether Massachusetts voters still want Republicans to act as a check on Democrat-dominated Beacon Hill.

In this episode of Talking Politics, host Adam Reilly unpacks that race — which pits Republican Anthony Amore against Democrat Diana DiZoglio. He's joined by former Mass. GOP chair Jennifer Nassour and Lisa Kashinsky, author of Politico's Massachusetts Playbook.

Also this week, GBH News' Saraya Wintersmith speaks with former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch about the legal jeopardy currently facing former President Donald Trump and what's changed — and hasn't — since the murder of George Floyd in 2020.

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