Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and comedian and political commentator Jimmy Tingle will be in JP on Sunday at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Taylor House (50 Burroughs St.) on Sunday, Oct. 23rd. Refreshments will include coffee, tea, wine and some of the Boston area’s best pastries. General admission for the event is $75.
A group of us in JP have banded together to organize a fundraiser in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president and will be hosting an event on July 26th. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, July 26th at the Taylor House, located at 50 Burroughs St. There is a $75 minimum donation to attend. District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley will be speaking on behalf of the campaign. There will be refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and lots of fun.
Super Tuesday had a huge turnout around Boston and it appears that Hillary Clinton easily beat Bernie Sanders in the city. On the Republican side it looks like Donald Trump took first while Marco Rubio came in second. As of 11 pm with 99% of votes accounted in the Democratic primary, Clinton took 57% of the vote, or 70,890 votes; Sanders received 41% of the vote, or 51,118 votes. There were 123,480 total votes cast with only two precincts not counted. On the Republican side, with 22,007 votes cast, Trump received 40% of the votes, or 8,839 votes.
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, visited Jamaica Plain on Sunday to stump for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and State Rep. Liz Malia, both JP Democrats, were also among those who attended. Here are a few photos from the event, which took place on Centre Street between JP Licks and the post office. [Editor's note: While Jamaica Plain News does not generally cover political campaign events, participants in such events are welcome to post about them here in the "From the Community" section. If you would like to post about a campaign event in JP, here's how.]