Nov. 2 inspires ennui for some in Massachusetts
Filed Oct. 29. 2010 by Adam Tamburin
Six days before the election of Massachusetts’ next governor, 46-year-old nurse Carolyn Dever shrugged before saying she remained undecided.
“I think [Gov. Deval Patrick’s] done a pretty good job, but maybe we need a change,” Dever said, later stressing her desire for politics at a faster pace. “I want to see more action.”
As Election Day inches closer, polls reflect Dever’s ennui. Democratic incumbent Patrick holds a slim statistical lead over Republican challenger Charlie Baker. Neither candidate has managed a sizeable lead throughout the campaign. Independent Tim Cahill and Green Party candidate Jill Stein are a distant third and fourth.
Obama stumps for Patrick as Election Day draws near
Filed Oct. 17, 2010 by Adam Tamburin
President Barack Obama yesterday urged Massachusetts voters to reelect Gov. Deval Patrick, whom he called “one of the best governors this state has seen.”
Obama has stumped for candidates nationwide in an attempt to stem the groundswell of disillusionment plaguing Democrats in the run up to midterm elections. During a rally at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center, he sought to give Patrick’s reelection bid a needed boost. Polls indicate Patrick and his Republican challenger Charlie Baker are locked in a statistical tie two weeks before Election Day.
Obama said Patrick stood out from the parade of rhetoric he has encountered on the campaign trail.
“When Deval speaks, I listen,” he said, later adding, “He continues to inspire me as a leader.”