I am Congressman Jim McGovern, longtime reader, first time poster at BMG. This is an incredible forum Im impressed!
On the eve of this very important primary election, I want to share a few thoughts.
As many of you know, I was the first Congressman to endorse Deval Patrick for Governor in the Spring of 2005. I have poured my heart and soul into that campaign. While taking nothing for granted, I am optimistic that Deval will prevail in tomorrows election and will change the way we do politics in Massachusetts for the better.
But tomorrows election is just the beginning. We must ensure a victory in November and we can do that by giving our Democratic nominee for Governor the strongest running mate possible. I have no doubt that Tim Murray is that candidate.
I want to win! Im sick and tired of Mitt Romney and Kerry Healey. Im sick and tired of the Republican agenda. Im sick and tired of being sick and tired!
And being from Central Massachusetts, Im sick and tired of ceding the region to the GOP. Four years ago Shannon OBrien a great candidatelost every single city and town from 495 to Springfield with the exception of Worcester. If we are going to win in November, that cannot happen again!
Tim Murray will change that. He will provide long-overdue geographic balance.
In addition, he has earned the support of mayors and local officials across the state. They are frustrated with Republican Governors who have no clue about the challenges that face our cities and towns. They want Tim because, as mayor of Worcester, he knows firsthand about what theyre up against.
Tim has an impressive record of accomplishment. Hes turning Worcester around and hes bringing people together.
Hes got the strong support of labor and working families throughout the state and we will need them united and energized in November.
Ive known Tim for many years. Hes a treasured and loyal friend. But my support for him is about more than friendship. I believe in him. Hes got compassion in his heart and steel in his spine. He has progressive values and a record to match it.
With much genuine respect for the other candidates for Lt. Governor, I strongly believe that Tim Murray is the best candidate to help deliver a Democratic victory in November!