Dear BMG Readers,
I can think of no better way to end this busy day of campaigning than by thanking the BMG community. Throughout the campaign, you have provided thoughtful and meaningful commentary and exposure, even when other media outlets did not. That means a great deal to me and I respect and appreciate the quality of the debate that you and other great blogs in Massachusetts have brought to the race. Now, with just hours before the polls open, I would be remiss if I didn’t personally ask for your vote. As the Suffolk poll out today shows, the Lt. Governor’s race is in a statistical dead heat and the large number of undecided voters means this race is wide open.
There’s been a lot of discussion on the site about which Lt. Governor candidate would best complement the gubernatorial nominee. I truly believe I can best help Democrats win back the corner office. Suburban women were a powerful and determining swing vote in 2002. By all calculations they will play the same role this year. I know that I can appeal to these voters and earn their support for the Democratic ticket, helping our party win on November 7th. As a resident of the town of Harwich on Cape Cod I also bring geographic diversity to the ticket. Not only does my jobs message appeal to the traditionally independent voter, but also living 90 miles outside of Boston I’ve really connected these past 18 months with voters throughout the state who too can feel “outside of the Boston/495 loop.”
You are among the most well-informed citizens of this state, and you know as well as I that we have a lot of work to do to turn our state around. I have the skills to get this most important job done. I ask you to please vote for me in tomorrow’s primary and thank you again for being engaged and active in the Democratic Party.