On Thursday night the Democratic State Committee voted to move the State Convention to July 13. This date is after the special general election for U. S. Senate. Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman, John Walsh, recommended the change so that Massachusetts Democrats can focus on ensuring that a Democrat is elected to represent us. We need to be talking to voters in this shortened election cycle. When that is over we can give our full attention to the platform.
It was a great State Committee meeting. Speakers included Secretary of State designee John Kerry, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Secretary Bill Galvin, Congressmen and candidates for U. S. Senate, Steve Lynch and Ed Markey. Visitors to the meeting included U. S. Senator designee Mo Cowan, Treasurer Steve Grossman, Auditor Suzanne Bump and the new Suffolk County Sheriff, Steve Tompkins.
It’s official. The date of the State Primary for U. S. Senate is April 30 and the State Election is June 25. Important dates in the election timeline are here.
Events coming up include Congressman Markey’s kick-off and announcement on Saturday. Katherine Clark, Beverley Griffin Dunne, Ayanna Pressley and Ed Coppinger all have events or speaking engagements over the next week or so.
I’d like to make a special mention of the Ashland DTC event coming up a week from Saturday. It’s one of my personal favorites and a fun way to kick-off the caucus season. In addition to the usual great food and wine, guests this year include Congressman Ed Markey, Senator Karen Spilka and Rep. Tom Sannicandro.
I’ll close with a reminder that the official caucus window starts on Saturday. Check out the list on the MDP web site. Go to your caucus. Invite a friend.
Details on the above events are found in the calendar section in Donaghue’s Democratic Dispatch. Subscribe by sending an e-mail to DDemDispatchfirstname.lastname@example.org . It is a more or less weekly e-mail newsletter of Democratic events across the state.