Markey endorsed by every elected official in MA-5 (seemingly)

Or, as David Bernstein puts it, a list of potential candidates for Markey’s seat should it become open. Full list below the fold, but it’s everyone you could possibly expect, from Spilka to Sciortino to Brownsberger to Clark to Mayors McGlynn and Dolan, etc.

What we still have not seen from Markey is a.) an actual website, or b.) an apparent plan to involve the grassroots in an actual campaign. In fairness, this may be because we don’t know if we even have c.) a Republican candidate.

I’ve heard Twitter rumors that Brown is putting the band back together and moving into its old campaign office digs. Maybe. But just as a matter of logistics, probability of success, and stamina, Scott Brown’s got good reason to sit this one out. Bro’s gotta be tired. He can go Gunning for Rovernor in a year if he likes, with possibly better chances.Gov. Patrick has indeed given the GOP A Thing to Run Against, by actually confronting our challenges on transportation and education.

And beyond Brown … how’s that GOP bench? My goodness, can you even name any potential candidates that haven’t already washed themselves up? Bielat? Anyone up for Kerry Healey? Sad stuff.

Markey’s the best guy for the seat and I support him 100%. But  I will find it more than a little strange if Markey just floats on to a more-or-less permanent Senate seat without so much as a primary or general election challenge.

Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo

      (Winthrop, Revere)

·      State Senator Katherine Clark

            (Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester)

·      State Senator Karen Spilka

            (Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, Natick)

·      State Senator Sal DiDomenico

      (Everett, Chelsea, Charlestown, Allston-Brighton, Cambridge, Revere, Saugus, Somerville

·      State Senator Will Brownsberger

      (Boston, Brighton, Watertown, Belmont, Allston)

·      State Senator Pat Jehlen

      (Medford, Somerville, Winchester, Cambridge)

·      State Senator Mike Barrett

            (Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lincoln, Waltham, Weston, Lexington, Sudbury)

·      State Senator Ken Donnelly

            (Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, Lexington, Woburn)

·      State Senator Anthony Petruccelli

            (East Boston, Revere, Winthrop, Cambridge)

·      Malden Mayor Gary Christenson

·      Medford Mayor Mike McGlynn

·      Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin

·      Melrose Mayor Rob Dolan

·      Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo

·      State Representative David Linsky

            (Natick, Millis, Sherborn)

·      State Representative Tom Stanley

            (Lincoln, Waltham)

·      State Representative Paul Brodeur

            (Melrose, Wakefield, Malden)

·      State Representative John Lawn

            (Newton, Waltham, Watertown)

·      State Representative Paul Donato

            (Medford, Malden)

·      State Representative Sean Garballey

            (Arlington, Medford)

·      State Representative Jonathan Hecht

            (Watertown, Cambridge)

·      State Representative Tom Conroy

            (Marlborough, Sudbury, Framingham, Wayland)

·      State Representative Jay Kaufman

            (Lexington, Woburn)

·      State Representative Jason Lewis

            (Stoneham, Winchester)

·      State Representative Tom Sannicandro

            (Ashland, Framingham)

·      State Representative Carl Sciortino

            (Medford, Somerville)

·      State Representative Jim Dwyer

            (Woburn, Reading)

·      State Representative Chris Walsh


·      State Representative Carolyn Dykema

            (Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, Southborough, Westborough)

·      State Representative Marjorie Decker


·      State Representative Dave Rogers

            (Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge)



9 Comments . Leave a comment below.
  1. Mayors?

    The only municipal officials are mayors? Are there no councillors? No selectmen? No school committee members?

  2. No endorsements anywhere for DINO Lynch!

    DINO Lynch is a complete embarrassment.

    • Not Surprising

      He hasn’t announced.

      I agree that he is a complete embarrassment, though. And he would have zero chance against Markey in a primary, especially with how things are shaking out so far. All that appears to be outstanding is what Repub wants to run, and I would think that they would have to make that announcement in the next couple weeks.

      • Just saying...

        because there were people endorsing Markey before he made it official, but nothing for looser DINO Lynch.

      • Looks more and more

        That Brown is sitting this one out. Guess if he runs for Gov than Baker will have to stay home, take a crack at Tierney or Markey in a general, or a lower tier office. Or maybe Brown waits for Markey in the next general to have time
        to fundraiser and he and Baker help each other in the ticket. That said for this election Brown must announce this week or he’s out.

      • He has now....


  3. I am an elected Democrat volunteer in our fighting fifth

    I am an elected Democrat volunteer in our fighting fifth United States Congressional district. I endorse Edward J. Markey for United States Senate (2013 onwards).

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