Six Boston Democratic Ward Committees are sponsoring a virtual candidates forum for two Congressional Districts and U.S. Senate on August 12. The candidate forum begins at 5:30 pm, and will be available to the public through Zoom and sponsored by the Democratic Committees of Wards 8, 9, 10, 11, 19, and 20. Tanisha Sullivan, President of the Boston Chapter of the NAACP, will moderate the forum. The forum will include Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-8th, and his Democratic Party challenger Robbie Goldstein, who has positioned himself as less conservative than Lynch. U.S. Senator Ed Markey and his Democratic Party challenger Congressman Joe Kennedy, will also address the forum.
U.S. Senator Ed Markey and his opponent U.S. Congressman Joseph Kennedy III will debate live on Facebook on July 7 with a unique twist to the debate. The Suffolk County Sheriff's Department will host the debate and questions will be posed by the incarcerated population. Congressman Kennedy (MA D-4th) was first elected in 2013, and is trying to unseat his fellow Democrat Markey, who was also elected senator in 2013 after being the Congressman for the 7th District from 1976 to 2013. The forum will be streamed on Facebook Live on Tuesday, July 7th at 10:30 am. Candidates will each appear individually.
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has endorsed Robbie Goldstein in his challenge to unseat Congressman Stephen Lynch D-8th MA
Yang gained popularity as a top candidate for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, and his followers were called the Yang Gang. He suspended his campaign in February and endorsed Joe Biden. Yang retweeted Goldstein's tweet above on May 22. Goldstein will face Lynch in the Democratic primary in September. "My impression of Congressman Lynch comes from my own experience and what I’ve heard from other voters and residents: that he has failed to lead on these and other issues that impact every person in the 8th District in one way or another.
First-term state Rep. Nika Elugardo pulled off a huge upset when she unseated her predecessor Jeffrey Sanchez, who was the chair of the very powerful Massachusetts Ways and Means Committee. Now she's pulling for another upset -- Robbie Goldstein to unseat longtime Congressman Stephen Lynch. Goldstein, an infectious disease doctor, is running for the 8th Congressional District seat. Lynch has held that seat since 2013, after the 9th Congressional District, which he was first elected to represent in 2001, was redrawn. "It is my honor to endorse Dr. Robbie Goldstein in his campaign for the Massachusetts 8th Congressional District," said Elugardo via press release.
Former Vice President Joe Biden won the Democratic Party primary on Super Tuesday in Massachusetts, and surprisingly took Boston, too. Biden (43,210) won best by a mere 56 votes over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (43,154) in Boston. So each candidate took about 30 percent, but Biden 144,200 total votes were cast in the Democratic Party primary. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who was supported by many Massachusetts politicians, placed third with 39,188 votes, and third overall in the state, too. The results were very disheartening for the Massachusetts senator, who many thought would win her hometown state, even as Biden's campaign flourished in the last few days.