Worcester Mayor Tim Murray has officially announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor (no surprise there). The Globe article has brief interviews with each of the four declared candidates: Murray; ex-Brookline selectman and Stop & Shop heiress Deborah Goldberg; doctor and health policy wonk Sam Kelley; and entrepreneur Andrea Silbert. Kelley is generally seen as the dark horse candidate (he is way behind the others in fundraising), but interestingly, he had the most substantive comment of any of the candidates in the Globe article: “Massachusetts should move to a ‘unified-payer’ [health care] system overseen by the state but managed by private insurers, where benefits, billing, and care would be more standardized.”
If you want to read more about Silbert and Kelley, check out our very own write-ups of our conversations with them:
We’ve asked Goldberg and Murray for interviews, but haven’t been able to schedule them yet. We’ll keep trying.