Mass Forward, SuperPAC supporting Steve Grossman, released an ad about gun violence attacking Martha Coakley and calling her the “wrong choice for governor.”
I think it’s a decent ad and gets at an issue where Coakley is pretty weak (although still no one really cares much about policy distinctions among the candidates in this race yet).
The Coakley campaign released a counterad attacking Grossman.
I agree with the general SuperPAC assessment and wish they weren’t involved (especially when disclosures are not required), but this response really irks me. It just seems so condescending. It also reminds me of the 2010 primary in which criticisms would go unaddressed by Coakley. I’d say that so far Coakley has a very well run campaign, but it is frustrating when real issues with the frontrunner’s policies and background just never get addressed (see also: criticism of the Partners deal). They don’t want to get into those discussions, and for good reason. The other campaigns are having a hard time getting anyone to notice, and the press doesn’t seem too interested either.
What do you think? I guess I’m just glad my candidate isn’t involved, and he also released a pretty strong gun control platform, although I’d love to see more on gun manufacturing and also registration requirements. MA should be so far ahead of other states on this issue.
The Globe has a bit more coverage of the Grossman/Coakley fight as well.