Dick Howe sorry, Marie also notes the coverage of MA-05 as being defined as coverage of the Tsongas campaign. So we’re not alone in noticing that the others have gotten short shrift from certainly the Globe, and as we noticed, the AP, which inexplicably seems to have completely forgotten about one candidate that’s raised six figures.
Dick Marie points us to this column by Wayne Woodlief, noticing Barry Finegold’s apparently considerable skills as a candidate. And indeed, Finegold’s strong second-place showing in fundraising ought to be a real story. I’ve seen it in the health care meeting in Hudson — he does come across as a quite thoughtful and serious guy.
In any event, we should keep looking to the Lowell Sun, which continues to crank out good and useful stories on the MA-05 race, like, as something yet to be decided on how people feel about the issues. How refreshing — it really feels like a big old-fashioned town meeting over at the Sun.
Can we have more of this, Globe & AP? Just cover the race as a race. Let’s not decide the thing halfway through.