Monday, June 05, 2006

MA—“Politics of Hope” wins the first round

On Saturday in Worcester, Massachusetts former Clinton appointed Devel Patrick took the first step in his journey to be Governor of the Bay State.

At the Democratic State Convention, Patrick won the top line and the party’s nomination by capturing 58% of the 4,569 delegates at the party’s soiree. However, both Attorney General Thomas Reilly and venture capitalist Chris Gabrieli also made the ballot setting up a red hot three primary scheduled for September 19th.

Mr. Patrick, the former United States Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, spoke of a “politics of hope” (click here to go to the Patrick website and read the speech to the cheering throng who gave him the days most enthusiastic response according to the Boston Globe (

The response from the party faithful wasn’t a great surprise since Mr. Patrick has led or been within a few percentage points of the lead in most polls the last couple of months and has the support of half the congressional delegation.

However, Mr. Reilly, who received 27%, boasts support from state’s legislators and Boston’s popular mayor Thomas Menino.

BP Prediction – Toss – Up


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