Dear BMG Community,
We’re in the closing days of the special senate election in the Middlesex, Suffolk, & Essex district, and things are incredibly close. All of the news outlets that have weighed in agree – this is a race between myself and Sal DiDomenico. I am both proud and humbled to say that because of all of your hard work, my campaign is within striking distance. Unless . . .
Unless we fail to unite. Even with other excellent candidates from Cambridge and beyond in this field, I’ve distinguished myself and have earned the endorsements of the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, the Cambridge Chronicle, the Allston-Brighton TAB, and the Somerville Journal. I think it’s fair to say that those opinion leaders have decided that I am uniquely qualified to serve in this seat. I hope that anyone who has met me personally, on the street or at the door, has recognized my passion for public service. At this stage of the campaign, I am asking all of you to include a very important factor in your decision making process.
When we began this campaign, we didn’t have the traditional political machine that elected officials might be accustomed to, but we did have a base of support from voters who wanted a change. With lots of long hours and old-fashioned “shoe leather” retail politics, we’ve built a serious district-wide organization that can win on Tuesday. Our one disadvantage now is the simple fact that there are a lot of other candidates in this race. Cambridge, in particular, stands to lose in this election exactly because there are so many candidates that could split the vote. Because of the geographic bias, the only way for the entire district to be represented is for all of us to come together.
I know that each of you understands that our privilege to vote is a fundamental and important right. I want you to know that I also understand that your decision who to vote for is intensely personal. Because that right is so important, make it count.
I respectfully ask for your vote on Tuesday, April 13th.