3rd Berkshire Commentary from The Eagle
has an insightful editorial summing up the election:
The short election cycle made it tough for any competitor, even one as talented as Rhonda Serre, to break out and establish themselves in the public consciousness. More time for a discussion on the issues may have brought out significant differences between the candidates, but with the candidates in general agreement on key issues, the Democratic machine had the field to itself. If anyone wondered whether Pittsfield's Democratic political machine still works, they have their answer.
Read it for some interesting insights on Malumphy, Kinnas and Kerwood as well.