from "DEMVENTION recap" - Poltico  June 5, 2017

By Lauren Dezenski


MASSIEMENTUM?  It was the first time all three gubernatorial candidates addressed the gathering of Democrats ahead of next year’s nomination convention, and of the three there, longtime Democratic activist Bob Massie made the biggest waves during the speaking portion. While Newton Mayor Setti Warren and former A&F Sec. Jay Gonzalez saw interest in different pockets of the convention hall, Massie’s promise of a “bold progressive future” after railing against Donald Trump’s White House engaged more of the crowd (his call and response speech might have helped, too). Massie’s most interesting line? “I have emerged from the valley in the shadow of death … transformed into a man of burning passion and resolve.”