The OCPF website is a wonderful thing. It’s a searchable database, and with a couple of quick entries you can find out who your neighbors love well enough to send money.
So, when I checked Quentin Palfrey’s contributions from Arlington, I was surprised just how much money he raised. Until I noticed many of those contributions had zip codes starting in 222 instead of 024.
Yep. Palfrey raised $4,687 from 20 donors in Arlington, but most of it came from a dozen Virginia donors, and not from Arlington, Massachusetts.
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Jimmy Tingle is our secret weapon in our effort to replace Charlie Baker in the corner office. Folks in Massachusetts know and like Jimmy Tingle, who has a track record of speaking about Massachusetts issues with humor and understanding.
It’s Jimmy Tingle’s ability to understand Massachusetts, and connect with folks in Massachusetts, that will be necessary to defeat Charlie Baker. Jimmy Tingle’s ability to describe the failures of Charlie Baker, with stinging doses of humor, that will erode the teflon that surrounds our Republican governor.
We have two very different candidates for Lieutenant Governor. Here’s an excerpt from each candidate’s biography (as posted on their campaign websites):
Jimmy Tingle was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has had a career spanning three decades as a comedian, writer, actor, social activist, and entrepreneur. Jimmy grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Cambridge. Jimmy’s father owned and drove taxicabs in Cambridge, ultimately become the owner of Yellow Cab of Newton. That experience coupled with his Catholic background, which focused on the social justice side of the Catholic faith, continues to be a significant influence in Jimmy’s life, politics, and world views.
Jimmy attended Cambridge Latin High School before gaining acceptance to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and History. Jimmy wanted to continue his education; he completed his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Most recently, Quentin served as Executive Director of J-PAL North America, the poverty lab at MIT that is dedicated to using rigorous research to fight poverty and inequality in North America. At J-PAL North America, Quentin led efforts to improve the efficacy of social programs in the areas of health care, education, housing, criminal justice reform, and economic mobility. Quentin stepped down as Executive Director of J-PAL North America in August 2017 to run for Lieutenant Governor.
Quentin grew up in Southborough and now lives in Weston with his wife Anna and three wonderful children. When he’s not campaigning or working to fight poverty and expand economic opportunity, Quentin spends most of his time playing pick-up soccer, watching the Red Sox and Patriots, and relaxing with his family on Cape Cod.
We can choose someone who speaks of the social justice side of a Catholic church in a working-class Cambridge neighborhood, or someone who wants to improve the efficacy of social programs from his home in Weston. If we want to win in November, the choice is clear. Jimmy Tingle is the Lieutenant Governor candidate who adds value to the ticket in November.