To the editor:
On September 1, Democrats face a stark choice in their primary. We can send Richie Neal back to Congress (he’s been there 32 years) — or we can pick Alex Morse.
Neal is an old-school pol. He is the second highest recipient of corporate money in the entire House of Representatives, including Republicans. He votes for big business every time, including Big Pharma. He slow-walked the hunt for Trump’s tax returns, saying he wanted “to do it right” — which actually means, “much too late.” Going forward he does not support Medicare For All or a Green New Deal.
Let’s be honest: Richie Neal IS the swamp.
Compare that to Alex Morse, the successful, energetic mayor of Holyoke for the last eight years. Alex has turned Holyoke around, delivering broadband, solar and jobs.
If there were any doubt about the choice, consider Neal’s campaign against Morse. Feeling threatened, Neal went negative right from the start, attacking Morse on minor points. Then an attempted smear was launched from within the Democratic ranks, with vague allegations that turned out to be nothing. Happily, the fake “sex scandal” only served to raise Morse’s profile, and Neal’s campaign is now in trouble.
We should be grateful that bright young people like Alex Morse are even willing to enter politics, with a positive vision in these negative times.
As committed activists, the members of Left Field in Berkshire County endorse Alex Morse for Congress. We are proud that young progressives like Alex Morse are successfully rising up to replace the status quo.