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Sun Aug 19, 2018, 06:32 AM

Is the race to replace America's favorite governor pushing everyone (besides Scott Lively) leftward?

The race to be the Bay State’s Democratic nominee for governor—now down to environmentalist Bob Massie and former state Secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez—will determine who will take on incumbent Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, the most popular statewide executive in the country.

It’s a massive task. And while the contest hasn’t made a lot of noise in headlines, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t gotten interesting. Or pointed.

“Today’s Republican Party doesn’t give a damn about the little guy,” Gonzalez said in a recent campaign speech. “Massachusetts has always been a leader, but we are not leading right now.”

In its efforts, the Democratic primary has followed a familiar formula, with an insurgent populist campaign (Massie) taking on a candidate with close party ties (Gonzalez). Still, while it’s convenient and cliché to conclude that said intraparty battle has devolved into a Sanders-Clinton-style proxy war, that description would be inaccurate.

Read more: https://digboston.com/gonzo-mass-is-the-race-to-replace-americas-favorite-governor-pushing-everyone-besides-scott-lively-leftward/

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