We have a lot of great statewide candidates running this fall, but in the aftermath of the leaked conservative majority draft opinion on Dobbs enabling states nullifying Roe v Wade and as Terry argued on another thread, eventually federalize an abortion ban as soon as they get a Republican trifecta, I think it is paramount that Massachusetts sends a signal to the rest of the country that we will not only continue to be a beacon of women’s rights but that we will become the first state (that I know of and I’m happy to be corrected) with all women statewide officeholders.
I mean no disrespect to Eric Lesser, Adam Hinds, Scott Donahue, Brett Bero, Quentin Palfrey, William Galvin, or Chris Dempsey. I am more than happy to vote for any of these qualified men in the general election and (with the exception of Galvin*) as their abortion politics are in line with mine and with the Commonwealth.
It is time to fight back and finally elevate a woman to the corner office and elect another female Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Auditor, Treasurer, and the first female Secretary of the Commonwealth. This is a rare opportunity for the state to have an all women lineup of statewide officeholders who will make a great bench for years to come. I am still undecided in some of these races, but I know that it’s high time to give women a turn at the wheel up and down the ballot.
*AFAIK Galvin is anti-choice, but afaik his office has no bearing on securing reproductive rights. Happy to be corrected on either or both facts.