David Bernstein reports that a name thrown around here by some folks, State Rep. Jamie Eldridge of Acton, has announced an “exploratory” committee for a run for Marty Meehan’s current seat, and hired three staffers. So, that’s pretty serious.
Eldridge has some progressive bona fides in order: He was an early supporter of Tim Schofield in his state rep race in early ’05, which is how I know of him. He was the only candidate elected under the late and much-lamented Clean Elections Law.
Otherwise, he’s young: 33. And I can attest that unlike Tim Schofield (or Deval Patrick), Eldridge is really quite tall. There’s my scouting report, folks. Take what you can get.
Anyway, there’s a lot more on his new-looking website, which includes a couple of articles from the Acton Beacon about a possible run. He’s touting a “close relationship” with Meehan. And David Bernstein’s comment that the odds favor someone from the southern part of Meehan’s district seem right to me.
What do you think? What do you know about Eldridge? Early on, he seems like one of the more promising “progressive” candidates, but what do I know?