Somewhat of a national conversation has broken out during the Democratic National Convention saying the party is divisive and split.
But on the floor in Philadelphia, state Reps. Paul Mark and Tricia Farley-Bouvier aren't hearing that. Mark is attending the convention as a delegate for Bernie Sanders while Farley-Bouvier is serving as the Hillary Clinton campaign's Massachusetts whip. Both said the tone at the convention is one of unity backing Clinton and not filled with boos and negativity.
Hillary Clinton wowed a small crowd of supporters in Springfield on Monday morning before heading off to a larger rally in Boston just a day before the state's primary.
"I will work as hard as I can every single day. ... I will get up and to go to work for you and fight for you," the Democratic presidential candidate said, asking for their votes on Tuesday. "I want us to make progress again. I am a progressive who likes to make progress."
U.S. Rep. Richard Neal is hoping the Democratic presidential primary is "put to bed" on Super Tuesday with Hilary Clinton sealing up the nomination.
The Congressman joined local supporters in Clinton's Pittsfield field office Saturday to rally support for the former Secretary of State. Clinton is going up against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in seeking the nomination.
Campaigns for Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton have begun the local push in anticipation for Super Tuesday.
On Saturday, volunteers from the Sanders campaign began canvassing efforts while volunteers from the Clinton campaign opened an office to serve as a local headquarters. Both candidates are seeking the nomination for the Democratic party in the presidential race.
"We want to use the momentum we have nationally and reach out to the people who may be on the fence," said Steve Coyne, wh
Wednesday, Feb. 10, is the last day to register or to change party status to vote in the Tuesday, March 1, presidential primary.
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North Adams City Councilor Lisa Blackmer will lead the Massachusetts Municipal Association this year, the first city resident to do so.
She's also the first from Western Massachusetts to hold the office of president in more than two decades. Blackmer is hoping that through her leadership, she'll be able to ensure that Western Mass communities will have a strong voice in Boston.
"I think it puts us back on the map, I think people will start realizing, 'oh yeah, Massachusetts exists west of