The primary’s getting closer, and I’m still undecided on the lt gov race. I know I’m not voting for Deborah Goldberg, but am still trying to decide between Murray and Silbert. So my latest tactic is to try to outline issues that are most important to me AND that I think there’s a chance the lt. gov might actually be able to affect.
Right now, I’m leaning toward Murray, in part because I don’t think the lt. gov. is going to be setting economic policy for the state. I think the governor’s going to keep primary influence on that. It’s great that Silbert is focused on job creation, but I don’t think that’s something the LG will actually be doing. I think the LG is more likely to have influence on relations with cities & towns, which is where Murray could have an effect. But I’m definitely open to other opinions here. This is a tough call for me.