All it takes is a dollar and a dream: the nomination deadline for the Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex Senate seat, currently vacant after the resignation of noble Fluff-fighter Jarrett Barios, is today. There are seven declared Democratic candidates for the seat — all with significant weaknesses. Why not you? This race is wide open, and all you need is 52 signatures, according to our own jconway. The primary is September 11.
Many of the candidates will appear together at the Charlestown Navy Yard on Monday, August 6, at 7PM, MGH Building 114, 16th St., Charlestown Navy Yard. Some bloggy coverage of the event would be excellent. Anyone with additional information about this interesting and important race please fire away in the comments.