Now that John Kerry is expected to resign from the Senate tomorrow upon being confirmed as the next Secretary of State, and Bill Galvin confirming an April 30th primary and June 25th Senate Special Election, it seems like the primary season is about to begin. Prior to other candidates joining Ed Markey smartly calls on all potential candidates to agree to the People’s Pledge.
I am challenging all of the candidates — Democrats and Republicans — in this special election for the United States Senate to join me in committing to the people’s pledge upon entering this race,” Markey said in a statement released by his campaign. “If all the candidates agree, we can give the voters the kind of debate they deserve. This election should be a forum for the voices of everyday voters, not attacks from Karl Rove and other outside special interests. This election should be focused on big issues and ideas, not big-money outside groups.
No one can argue with the results, candidates couldn’t hide behind special interest groups, if they wanted to relay a message, positive or negative, they had to do it themselves. Kudos to Ed Markey for putting this challenge in the forefront, let the candidates carry their own message and let the primaries begin!