The last time we saw Rick Green on this blog was the last day I was a member of the GOP Mr. Green after losing a very, shall we say interesting election for GOP party chair urged his supporters to forget what had happened and get behind the new GOP chair and the party.
Five years later Rick Green in running in my district for congress and has a new ad out
Now Green has an uphill battle, the conservative center of the state has been carved into as many different districts as possible to dilute the vote and the anti-Trump left is mobilized.
On the plus there is the Trump economy benefiting the entire region and President Obama helpfully reminding voters of how times were before Trump and activating GOP activists who already fondly remember Green. Finally Green is not only is he contending for an open seat but the recount in the 3rd district race has the potential to divide Democrats come election day.
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has officially ordered a district-wide hand recount in the 3rd Congressional District.
The recount comes after Democratic candidate Daniel Koh filed a sufficient number of signatures to request the recount.
Under state law, the boards of registrars in each city and town in the district must now set a date to recount all Democratic ballots cast in their communities in the Sept. 4 state primary. The recount in each municipality must be completed by Sept. 17.
Candidate Lori Trahan is claiming a 122-vote victory in last week’s Democratic primary race against Koh.
No matter how the recount turns out, someone is going to be angry.
And finally there is the exceptions game, this seat is under everyone’s radar in a year when Democrats are feeling good about themselves
Just like 2010.
I haven’t had a lot of time to watch this race I wouldn’t be surprised it it doesn’t end as some people expect.