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Lt. Governor


Does any one have any thoughts on the Lt. Governor race? I've met all four candidates briefly and talked to a lot of people -- haven't heard anything like a concensus. Anyway, I'm going to stay out of it volunteer-wise, but I wonder what people are doing. The activists and groups I most closely associate with seem split on Andrea Silbert and Deborah Goldberg. Since the last Lt. Gov became Governor and the current one might inherit the GOP mantle once Willard skips town (heck even Kerry took Lt. Gov to higher office), it's worth pondering.

I haven't seen anything official about Tim Murray, but he was visiting delegations at the convention and everyone seems to think he's in -- anyway, if there's any concensus at all, it's that he's the one to beat.

And just for completeness, here's a link to Sam Kelley.
 

Deval Patrick in the Berkshires


Michael has information about a Deval Patrick fundraiser in Great Barrington on August 7th.

That reminds me -- I went to Pittsfield last week to see the Democratic State Committee meeting, Tom Reilly and to do visibility and outreach for Deval Patrick. Not much to report other than the buzz was clearly with Deval -- many volunteers showed up (including myself) and there was an active table, bright-green convention t-shirt-wearing-supporters, visibilities on the road leading to the meeting, etc.

Reilly gave a speech to open the meeting, which was about par for him, but there was no presence (visibility, supporters, buzz, etc) at the meeting except for a flyer I saw going around which paradoxically writes off Deval and elevates him (by publishing one-on-one poll results). It had a tongue-in-cheek "10 things you didn't know about Tom Reilly" that was disappointing, because (a) it wasn't funny, (b) I really wanted to know more about him and (c) I want to feel better about his campaign.

Everyone I've ever met in the Patrick campaign has nothing but respect for Tom Reilly. As a Democrat, I want him to be a more effective candidate, even as I hope to beat him. A primary is a great time to amplify opposition to the incumbent and hone skills for the general, and we Democrats need Reilly to get better at it.
 

Blogger, errr -- scroll down


Something's up with Blogger -- until I figure it out, it's messing up the HTML and causing the entries to start below the left nav.

Update: ok found a good workaround here -- I chose this one:
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In case anyone else runs into this problem -- just put this in the <head> section of your template.
 

Back


Ok, after a month or so of non-posting, I'm ready to start up again. Thanks to everyone who sent me links.

You can see the NECN Deval Patrick interview here (scroll down the page).

The Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts has endorsed Pat Jehlen.
Representative Pat Jehlen of Somerville was one of the stalwart members of the progressive caucus in the State House through the Finneran era. Pat is now in a four way race for the State Senate seat formerly held by the late Senator Charles Shannon (a district that includes all or parts of Medford, Somerville, Winchester, and Woburn). The primary election, which will effectively decide who wins the Senate seat, will be held on Tuesday August 30th, and Pat needs our help.

The Statewide Coordinating Committee, by a unanimous 9-0 vote, has given Pat PDM's endorsement in the race. If you don't know Pat, please take a few minutes to visit her website www.patjehlen.org learn more about Pat, and review the list of people and organizations that are supporting her.
And so has Bob Reich
"There is a rare kind of politician with both courage and conviction," said Reich, "Pat Jehlen is one those politicians.” He cited Jehlen’s 15 years in the legislature, where she consistently supported increased funding for public schools, healthcare for all, affordable housing, and raising the minimum wage. She defended equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples and reproductive rights for women. "She has not faltered or bowed to pressure," he said referring to Jehlen’s history of standing up to former House Speaker Tom Finneran, who is now under indictment.

Reich compared Jehlen to the late Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota, who voted against the war in Iraq even though most observers said it was safer to vote in favor of it. "More than any issue, people care about principle," said Reich. "In Minnesota, in Massachusetts, and across the country we respect principle. We want politicians with courage and conviction."

Reich also announced that the statewide organization Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts, which was formed by supporters of Reich, had endorsed Jehlen – joining groups like the Somerville Teachers Association, the Mass Nurses Association, and more than 30 other progressive groups and unions.


Also, read Fred Clarkson on the Deval Patrick Blog Blitz from a week or so ago.