Voting in the Mass primary for 4th cong. district to replace Joe Kennedy? Many of us want to make sure recently-Republican Auchincloss doesn’t get the nomination, but the rest of the field is divided among a half-dozen solid candidates.
Recent polling and endorsements show momentum towards Jesse Mermell. A Data for Progress poll last week, w/o leaners:
Plus endorsements for Mermell from Ayanna Pressley, Maura Healey. I really like Linos, Leckey, and Khazei, too, but Auchincloss should not become a Congressman by switching parties and taking advantage of divided field with a 20% plurality.
Also: Vote Markey.
Markey is an outstanding Senator. There was no reason to challenge him except for dynastic entitlement. My thread here on Kennedy’s answers in 2018 on the war on drugs, defending the criminalization of marijuana so that police have a pretext to search cars. It’s the older candidate who is more in tune with 2020, while the younger candidate is relying on 1960s nostalgia and a dynastic name.