Of course Jones will eventually disappoint us as a Senator. He’s going to be closer to Joe Manchin than Liz Warren. But he won that seat, and he ran for it when it seemed impossible. He told NPR that he just thought there might be a chance. We need more Democrats who think like that.
Runners up —
Imagine what it’s been like to be Leigh Corfman and watch Roy Moore rise to the state Supreme Court, become famous (for doing something that is clearly legally wrong), get kicked off the court, return to the court, run for Senator against a guy endorsed by Trump and McConnell and win, etc. And of course, if she doesn’t speak up, we can barely remember Jones’s name by now. We’re all in this together.
Full disclosure, my family supported Lydia’s campaign. I gave her a small donation. But she still belongs here. She fought an uphill battle, because she’s a fighter. She’ll be a great addition to the Boston City Council.
More to disclose; I first met Emily in (I think) 2000, when she was a City Year corps member and led me and a bunch of other boring corporate people on a service project. Later I worked at City Year for a year, and I got to know her a little better there. She is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet in your life. But that aside, her organization is making a difference.
Do I have to disclose this too? Haven’t we all met Setti? Anyway, I’m disappointed in his campaign so far. Props to him for running (see above), but his shots at Baker are not working at all. He needs to find a positive message.
His flip on charters was his biggest sin. Where was the Globe on that?
People We Shouldn’t Take for Granted:
Everybody in the Congressional delegation, even Stephen Lynch most of the time.
Let me know who I forgot.