Talk is swirling about that Governor Charlie Baker may not seek a third term and he is pondering handing the position to Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, according to the Boston Herald political columnist Joe Battenfield.
Polito has been one of the highest-profile, hardest working Lt. Governors in modern history.
Many had been expecting that Baker won’t go for a third term and that he would support a Polito bid for governor.
Battenfeld’s Monday opinion piece emphasized that and noted as well that Baker has not raised much money for his political account, raising only $885 last month.
He also noted that Polito has more than $2 million in her campaign account.
Baker, for almost 7 years, has been the most popular governor serving in the United States.
With the democratic primary election less than two weeks away, the voters of Everett have to ask themselves one important question: What type of person do you want representing the City of Everett in the Massachusetts House of Representatives?
A civic minded, hardworking person or a lazy, lay about who does just enough to get by and who enjoys taking credit for passing bills he has not presented?
Make no mistake, that is exactly what this election is about. The incumbent Rep has managed to attach his name, and little else, to just about every piece of legislation winding its way through the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. What initiative has the Rep shown in his three terms in office? The answer is almost none.
Recently, the rep has taken credit for passing a bond bill that hasn’t yet been approved and has taken credit for passing a $10.5 million higher education bill for the disabled that was all Senator Sal DiDomenico’s exclusive doing.
Councilor Mike McLaughlin, hoping to become Massachusetts State Representative Michael McLaughlin has been pulling out all the stops since his effort to defeat the incumbent rep in the September 1 primary.
On Monday afternoon in Everett Square, McLaughlin drew a large crowd of sign holding supporters led by members of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union 1445, who represents, among others the employees of Stop and Shop.
Several councilors and city officials attended the visibility cum endorsement campaign stop.
“All the UFCW 1445 members have been on the front line of the virus and never stopped working their jobs at Stop and Shop during the darkest days of the pandemic,” McLaughlin told the Leader Herald.
Two weeks ago, Senator Edward Markey received the endorsements of the Boston Globe and the Everett Leader Herald who favor him over his rival, Congressman Joseph Kennedy.
Two weeks later, both candidates have visited Everett, campaigning hard and making themselves visible and accessible in this city, which is believed to be a battleground for the contestants.
Everett as a minority-majority city in one of the most liberal states in the nation, fits the political pro forma for quite a fight.
Kennedy visited over the weekend.
He was greeted warmly wherever he went – which included lunch from the Everett Square Deli and a photo-op with Councilor Stephanie Martins.
Markey’s appearance in Everett Square Monday afternoon had the feeling of the old days.
Quite a crowd of residents and many politicians led by Senator Sal DiDomenico and many city councilors including Councilor at Large Wayne Matewsky and Governor’s Council candidate for re-election Terrence Kennedy, crowded around Markey seeking to let him know they are with him – the hometown guy from Malden whose father was a milkman.