An update on the race in the Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, and Middlesex Senate district:
As I’m sure many have heard, Senator Steve Brewer has chosen not to run for another term in the Senate. Representative Anne Gobi, from the 5th Worcester District, has declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination. The Republicans still have their same two candidates, as I mentioned in my previous post on the subject. It might be a bit of an uphill battle, but Gobi is well liked within her district (I am a resident and plan to be a supporter) and neither of the two* Republican State Reps who live in the Senate district are yet running, as both have made previous endorsements in the primary and would thus have to do a walk-back. I think that Gobi has the right profile and the level of popularity necessary to win in the district, but I do have a personal bias.
*Previously I thought that only Rep. Todd Smola from Ware lived in the Senate district, but Rep. Peter Durant from Spencer does as well. No Democratic State Reps other than Gobi live in the district.