I have been meaning to write a blog about my decision to run for governor of Massachusetts and the campaign since the spring, but we have had such a demanding and exciting time that I am only now making good on that intention.
The best way to improve the economy in Western Massachusetts is to better connect the eastern and western parts of the state, said Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Massie.
If this racial-justice and climate activist wins the nomination, he’ll be on the ballot along with Senator Elizabeth Warren.
"According to a poll released in early April, Gov. Charlie Baker is (once again) America's favorite governor, with a 75 percent approval rating, five points higher than his 70 percent rating from September of last year. With only 17 percent of the state's residents unhappy with Baker's job performance, who dares to challenge the most popular governor in the nation?
Bob Massie does."
"Robert K. Massie, a longtime environmentalist and entrepreneur, told about 200 supporters during his formal campaign kickoff Tuesday night that he is “irrevocably committed to liberty and justice for all." He said that commitment would translate as governor into a fight for workers’ rights and economic equality, initiatives to battle climate change, and many other progressive causes."
"Bob Massie is an expert at overcoming hurdles in life. As a young boy he suffered from hemophilia and spent much of his childhood in braces, unable to walk. He contracted hepatitis and HIV after blood transfusions, lost both knees to joint deterioration and needed a new liver to survive. Gradually he fought back, and eventually succeeded not only in walking again but in traveling widely through a life of passion and commitment."
"Massie said he has been meeting with climate and other progressive groups, including supporters of Vermont US Senator Bernie Sanders, who narrowly lost last year’s presidential primary to Hillary Clinton, despite nearly all the state’s Democratic powerbrokers lining up behind Clinton."