Progressive Democratic candidate for the 5th U.S. Congressional District seat Jamie Eldridge joined us, about 39 minutes into the podcast. The three of us endorse him for the race, but we had a free-ranging discussion.
He responds to questions about how he expects to overcome Niki Tsongas’ presumed advantages, whether women’s right to choose or health […]

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Lynne came in a little over half way through — she had been at the candidate’s debate in the 5th CD race for U.S. House. She said it was the closest they had had to a slug fest so far, but that no one walked away a clear winner.
Victory Lap
To start the podcast, Ryan and […]

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Tuesday, June 26th at 8 p.m. Jamie Eldridge is our guest on the weekly podcast. We endorsed him individually and as the Left Ahead! crew during last week’s podcast to replace the resigned U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan in the 5th Congressional District.
He’s breaking out of the banana bunch of candidates with strong progressive positions. Listen […]

There’s copious coverage of the terrific victory for civil rights and equality yesterday, the stopping of the amendment initiative aimed at stripping homosexual couples of the right to wed here. Of course, each of the three of us has a take. Check:
Left in Lowell
Ryan’s Take
Marry in Massachusetts
Otherwise, head to Lefty Blogs and Blue Mass Group, […]

Your support is needed. If you aren’t busy, come to the State House. People will be there all day.
What’s just as important - and far easier for anyone - is to call your state Rep and Senator. I can’t do that for you, but I can point you to this handy tool which will […]

The Left Ahead! trio formally (as formal as we can get) endorsed Jamie Eldridge for the 5th U.S. Congressional District special election to replace Rep. Marty Meehan. You can look on our three websites for more detailed arguments, but we concur that he shows the leadership, the breadth of understanding of the issues, the progressive […]

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On last week’s episode of LeftAhead, I talked at length about the upcoming Pride Parade - that took place yesterday. I posted a bunch of photos on my website and am proud to say the whole thing went off without a hitch. The weather was stinky, but not bad. I couldn’t even dream of counting […]

Ryan and Lynne both went to the 5th Congressional District candidates’ forum in Hudson last Saturday. Again, Jamie Eldridge set himself apart from the other candidates. He had a firm single-payer and now attitude while opponents had a wait-and-see on the Massachusetts plan or a free-market view.
Whether that becomes a hot button with voters remains […]

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Or, should I say, well? Yes I should. Learning. It’s kind of important. It’s something even extremely intelligent Governors do, like Deval Patrick. That’s the theme I wrote about over at Ryan’s Take - and I didn’t want any LeftAhead listeners and followers to miss out. NECN created a great documentary following Deval Patrick’s first […]