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On June 25th Massachusetts voters will send a new Senator to Washington DC. Then it’s two months to a preliminary election to determine the next Mayor of Boston. With all due respect to the candidates for Senate, the latter election will confer real power.
Professors Cunningham and Ubertaccio chat about the contours of the Democratic nomination fight in this year’s special Massachusetts Senate election.
Given his health issues, we might have expected to see a frail man take the podium last night in Faneuil Hall to prepare for his life beyond City Hall. Instead, the longest-serving Mayor in Boston’s history laid out an aggressive agenda.
He looked great and sounded like a man fully intending on an additional term in office.
My colleague Mo Cunningham noted Senator Brown’s resourcefulness, taking a tour of Eastie with Trav the same day his opponent was scheduled to deliver her remarks to the Democratic National Convention. The same Convention where Mayor Menino spoke and opted not to make an endorsement of the Democratic nominee. What a whirlwind of a week.
I am not overly concerned with the cost of presidential elections given the comparative amounts we spend on things like pet food, Easter candy, and video games in any given year. But cash strapped cities and towns have to bear some of the burden of paying for security for campaign events and that’s a problem.
It’s not surprising to see former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn endorse the reelection of Senator Scott Brown: he supported Brown in 2010 and defended Brown’s vote for the Blunt Amendment. If it’s not a surprise, is it a harbinger?
When the vote total from a small precinct showed a smaller margin of victory than anticipated, the fictitious mayor in Edwin O’Connor’s classic, The Last Hurrah, begins to sense what was once beyond belief: defeat. I was thinking of O’Connor, again, as I looked over the landscape of the Brown-Warren race.
Former New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang has sent out signals regarding a possible run for the Corner Office in 2014. He’ll face a crowded field, including the former Mayor of Worcester and current Lt. Governor Tim Murray. It’s been a long time since Massachusetts Democrats nominated a Mayor.
Mayors rule the day in Massachusetts. A first glance at election results show that the incumbent mayors in Springfield, Fall River, Brockton, Waltham, Fitchburg, Amesbury, Beverly, Medford, Quincy, Agawam, Chicopee, and Easthampton. One interesting upset: 22-year-old Republican Alex Morse defeated the incumbent in Holyoke.