Nice mention of Lynne Lupien and Left in Lowell in today’s Lowell Sun. Nice photo in the print edition as well.
Left in Lowell, a liberal blog operated by Lynne Lupien, illustrated that point last week when it reported that The Sun would endorse Christopher Gabrieli in the Democratic primary for governor — the day before the newspaper printed the endorsement.
Lupien is active in Democratic gubernatorial nominee Deval Patrick’s campaign, an effort that observers say resembles the Lamont campaign. Lupien credits the Left in Lowell blog for recruiting between eight and 10 “core supporters” who helped organize Patrick’s campaign in Lowell and recruited other volunteers.
“There was barely any coverage (of Patrick) in the mainstream media until late in the summer,” said Lupien, who posted an interview with Patrick more than a year ago.
Like Lamont, Patrick was the underdog. As recently as this spring, both candidates faced established same-party candidates with daunting poll numbers. Lamont, for example, trailed Lieberman in May by 46 percentage points.
Three months later, Lamont forced Lieberman to run as an independent in the general election, having beaten him in the primary by 4 percent of the vote. Patrick, too, emerged from Tuesday’s primary as the pick of his party going into the general election.