There’s a long way to go before the primary in September, and a number of potential contenders could step in before then. Right now, I’d have to say Galluccio is the odds-on favorite, since he appears to have monumentally more cash and has been shoring up support in areas outside of Cambridge for some time. But I may be misreading this race wildly. Decker could most rightfully claim to continue to uphold Barrios’s very left-leaning voting record in the senate, meaning that another conservative challenger could siphon off support from Galluccio.
Incidentally, the non-partisan nature of Cambridge municipal elections adds an interesting element to this race. Theoretically, either Decker or Galluccio could run as independents if they lost in the Democratic primary. That move would probably anger a lot of the Democratic committee people who are often their most dedicated supporters, so it’s unlikely.