I’ve already posted on Bump’s endorsements by the Boston Globe, the Newton TAB, the Brookline TAB, the Cambridge Chronicle, the Somerville Journal, the Needham Times, and the West Roxbury Transcript, but there are several more to report:
The Bay State Banner:
The major qualification for auditor is unchallenged probity. Suzanne Bump’s opponent, Guy Glodis, has not lifted a disturbing cloud of impropriety. Ten days before the election for sheriff of Worcester County on Sept. 14, 2004, he borrowed $20,000 from a friend. He immediately loaned his campaign $22,000. It is unlawful for candidates to accept personal loans from individuals for more than $500.
Bump should win by default, but there is much more to recommend her. An attorney, Bump has served as state representative and as state secretary of Labor and Workforce Development in Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration. Her objective is simply to assure that state funds are honestly spent and to determine whether programs perform as expected.
The Boston Phoenix:
SUZANNE BUMP, former state representative and secretary of labor and workforce development, is a superb candidate to take the auditor’s office in that direction.
Bump’s experience in and around state government have given her impressive insight into how it all works — and how it should work better.
She has also demonstrated the independence voters should rightfully demand from their auditor. She stood firm against powerful interests as a state legislator, spearheading landmark workers-compensation reform, and she fought the bureaucracy to streamline and professionalize her cabinet department. Many of her proposals continue that trend.
Political newcomer Mike Lake shows terrific potential, but lacks the experience of running such a high-level office.
Bump, however, has the skills and attitude to quickly turn the state auditor into a major factor for reform on Beacon Hill.
The Salem Evening News:
In the race for state auditor, our choice is the same as that of longtime incumbent Joe DeNucci, who’s retiring after 24 years of service.
Suzanne Bump, who resigned her post as labor secretary in the Patrick administration in order to run, has impressive service in both the public and private sectors and the credentials to serve in this important watchdog role.
And the Watertown TAB, with an endorsement similar to the other TAB Bump endorsements.
Glodis has the endorsement of the Metrowest Daily News and something called the Somerville News, and we know that Lake got the Boston Herald endorsement — anyone have any information on other newspaper endorsements?