State Rep. Lida Harkins is aiming for the Norfolk/Bristol/Middlesex Senate seat Scott Brown vacated when he headed to D.C. She told us how she is at least as progressive as Dr. Peter Smulowitz, whom she faces in next month’s special election primary. She also discussed how she’ll beat the Republican in the race, Richard Ross, in May.
Harkins explained her qualified support for casinos, which she views as fait accompli and whose nature she wants to help construct. She ticks the list of the district’s concerns and said she’ll cover all 12 cities and towns in this truncated race. She talked a lot about the big issue for the district, jobs.
Listen in as she speaks of what has been accomplished in ethics reform and what needs to happen in terms of transparency and finances. Moreover, we covered a wide range of topics from getting our money’s worth from tax credits to corporations to her understandable pride in leading the charge in the House for same-sex marriage.