UHub's got the scoop on the latest state rep primary challenge:
State Rep. Mike Rush could face opposition this fall because he never returned a constituent's phone call.
Pamela Julian of Brookline says she called Rush to try to enlist his support for a bill that would let high-school and college students register to vote right at their schools; she's director of Associated Students of Massachusetts, which is pushing the bill. Rush never called her back and she says she started getting upset and looking at Rush's voting record and so she was down in front of the Starbucks on Centre Street in West Roxbury on Saturday collecting signatures to get on the September Democratic primary ballot.
I don't know anything about Julian; certainly we'd like to hear about her if she'd care to post about herself and her candidacy. Pamela, you out there?
Anyway, only two of the seventeen precincts in that district are in Brookline; there may be a cultural/regional divide for her to bridge.
In any event, does her criticism hold water? Is Rush taking his gig seriously? Does he have a bunch of sponsored bills next to his name? Well … no. (By comparison, check out Carl Sciortino. Or Marty Walz, say. Or Marty Walsh, for that matter.)