I was excited to see this morning in Stephanie Murray’s Politico MA Playbook that Senator Ed Markey, Congressman Joe Kennedy (for whom I volunteer), and Ms. Shannon Liss-Riordan seem to be close to consensus on the details of a People’s Pledge for the MA 2020 Senate Primary. According to Murray, progress has been made in the last “week or so,” with Liss-Riordan’s campaign agreeing to the language proposed by Congressman Kennedy’s team, and Senator Markey now “actively looking at it” (according to John Walsh, Senator Markey’s campaign director). Apparently, a signing ceremony is being planned, and both Congressman Kennedy and Ms. Liss-Riordan have agreed to postpone the event to fit with Senator Markey’s schedule (he is in DC currently because the Senate is in session). Seems like a win-win to me, and more representative of the collaborative negotiations and scheduling approaches that are typically used among campaigns. I wish that Congressman Kennedy had been extended the same consideration for scheduling the climate debate.
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