The last two House vacancies that I recall in MA each had primaries with multiple progressive candidates and the candidate who won was decidedly not. Admittedly I haven’t watched what Niki Tsongas has done since that election happened after I left. But I vividly remember when Stephen Lynch was elected. There were three really good progressive candidates and Lynch who was openly anti-choice/no choice. He wound up winning only because the progressives split their votes between the other three.
PLEASE, I beg of you, don’t do that again. Do whatever you have to do to keep Lynch from rising above the others by way of the no-choice voters. A Lynch candidacy will foul the honored seat that Ted Kennedy occupied so wonderfully and valiantly for so long.
That’s about all I have to say. My guess is that you all get it, you just need a strategy. If I were there, I’d be in the trenches working alongside you. Me, I have to work to get Joe Sestak into Snarlin’ Arlen’s seat so I’ll be pretty busy down here in PA.