Missed this one a few weeks ago, but it’s not too late to be newsworthy. Suzanne Bump got the endorsement of the Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee, Mike Lake’s own ward committee. David Wedge from the Boston Herald reported this about the contest:
Suzanne Bump continues to rack up the endorsements in her bid to succeed state Auditor Joe DeNucci, including winning support in one of her Democratic opponent’s own back yards.
Bump, Gov. Deval Patrick’s former labor czarina, landed the endorsement this week from Boston’s Ward 4, which includes the South End neighborhood where her opponent, Mike Lake, lives.
Lake shrugged off the neighborhood snub, calling it “a classic example of institutional politics backing a career politician.”
And what were those institutional politics backing Suzanne Bump, Mike? Weren’t Ward 4’s elected officials supporting you? Do you mean the Democratic Party’s grassroots activists in Ward 4? And serving as a State Representative for a few terms 20 years ago makes Suzanne Bump a “career politician”?
Disclosure: I know Suzanne Bump, worked for her for a time, and support her candidacy for State Auditor.