Today was the state party deadline for two important steps which set up this year’s campaign for the six statewide constitutional offices: scheduling the local caucuses and informing the chair of intent to contest the convention.
Here is the list of those who will be seeking the party’s endorsement and a spot on the primary ballot.
- GOVERNOR – Danielle Allen, Sonia Chang-Diaz, and Maura Healey
- LT. GOVERNOR – Bret Bero, Kim Driscoll, Tami Gouveia, Adam Hinds, and Eric Lesser
- SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH – Bill Galvin and Tanisha Sullivan
- ATTORNEY GENERAL – Andrea Campbell, Shannon Liss-Riordan, and Quentin Palfrey
- TREASURER AND RECEIVER-GENERAL – Deb Goldberg
- AUDITOR – Chris Dempsey, Diana DiZoglio
Any candidate who receives a majority vote at convention is considered the endorsed candidate (which doesn’t entail much more than bragging rights) and any candidate who receives at least 15% can advance to the primary ballot. The winner of the primary, which we now know will be September 6th, is the nominee notwithstanding the convention endorsement of a different candidate.
However, in order to become a delegate you must first attend your local caucus (though there will be add-on opportunities for those who qualify). The list can be found on the party website, but may still take a few days to fully populate. The party allowed for hybrid caucuses, but the vast majority will be virtual only. The current plan is to have an in-person convention with a hybrid option on June 3-4 and electronic voting for everyone on any resolutions and charter amendments beforehand.