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Sun Aug 19, 2018, 07:14 AM

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Transportation, Housing Ahead Of Primary

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Jay Gonzalez and Robert Massie took aim each other in an attempt to differentiate themselves during a contentious debate on Greater Boston Thursday.

Throughout the debate, Massie and Gonzalez rarely differed when it came to policy priorities but diverged when it came to how they viewed working with the Democratic-controlled legislature.

“The Democrats are out of touch with what’s going around, and I’ll say that as someone who admires many of the people on the legislature,” Massie told moderator Jim Braude. “But here’s the reality: The Democratic party needs to open up, it needs to grow, it needs to be in touch with its younger members, it needs to be in touch with the millions of people who are hurting in this state and not playing games and enabling the governor.”

Gonzalez differed slightly, saying the he didn’t think the legislature was out of touch, but “needed to be pushed.”

Read more: https://www.wgbh.org/news/politics/2018/08/16/watch-massie-gonzalez-to-square-off-in-final-debate-before-primary

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