I thought this was a good write up on the race for AG on the Democratic side of the state primary. Under Maura Healey the office more than lives up to its enormous potential to protect consumers, hold businesses accountable, and protect our state from runaway right wing Republicans in the federal government. Healey will have heavy shoes to fill.
I’m still undecided, although I’m leaning toward Andrea Campbell due to her background in city politics, inspiring life story, and intimate understanding of what it’s like to be on both sides of the criminal justice system. Having had a father and brother in the system while raising her younger siblings after her mother died gives her a grit and perspective the other candidates lack. That said, she has run a somewhat safe campaign and I’d like to hear more specifics from her.
I worry the other two candidates mean well, but lack prior political experience and come from the affluent white liberal suburbs while self-funding their races. They are right to point out that the big tech funded corporate PAC backing Campbell in both her mayoral and possibly now backing her AG run is a problematic conflict of interest. I worry all three failed in their previous attempts for higher office and are settling for AG when we need a proven fighter in the role and that none of them have precious prosecutorial experience.
What say the BMG hive mind?