Massachusetts

‘Exact Right Message’: Ed Markey’s Must-Watch 2020 Campaign Ad Praised for Highlighting Broken Social Contract

Sen. Ed Markey won applause from progressives overnight and into Friday after releasing a new campaign ad touting himself as an outspoken Senate leader with working-class roots who is better-positioned to serve Massachusetts families than his Democratic primary challenger, Rep. Joe Kennedy III.  The three-minute video begins with a rebuke of President Donald Trump and …

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Critics Warn Against Smear Campaign, ‘Creepy Victorian Moralizing’ Aimed at Progressive Challenger Alex Morse

Alarm bells were sounded over the weekend following vaguely-worded accusations of “inappropriate” sexual behavior by Alex Morse—the openly gay and politcially progressive Mayor of  Holyoke, Massachusetts challenging powerful Democrat incumbent Congressman Richie Neal in the state’s primary next month—as critics condemned what appeared as a potentially unfounded smear campaign against the 31-year-old politician as well …

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‘It Is Political’: Progressive Challenger Alex Morse Rips Rep. Richard Neal for Inaction on Opioid Crisis

Rep. Richard Neal’s progressive primary challenger Alex Morse fired back Thursday afternoon after the congressman’s campaign dismissed an ad from the Holyoke mayor about his bother’s overdose that tied the incumbent to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. “People are dying in the streets, and Richard Neal wants to tell us how and when we can …

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Sanders, Pressley Help Launch ‘Renew New England’ to Elect Candidates Committed to Green New Deal and Jobs Guarantee

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ayanna Pressley joined 1,700 people Tuesday evening to launch Renew New England, a coalition of grassroots volunteers and advocates fighting to elect candidates across the U.S. northeast region who are committed to a rapid shift to renewable energy as part of a broader move toward economic equality and justice. The …

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