Thursday, May 24, 2007

Fifth District Candidates Debate the War

I was not able to attend, but last night featured a debate on the Iraq War attended by all the Democratic candidates vying to replace Marty Meehan (D-Lowell) in the fifth district Congressional race. Lynne from Left in Lowell posted a long report early this morning and promises to have video from the event online. She has a lot of detail about the candidate's positions, particularly Representative Jim Miceli's, who was the only candidate who seemed to support keeping the troops in Iraq. Her opinion was that Rep. Jamie Eldridge and Lowell Councilor Eileen Donoghue had the strongest positions, both of whom support "getting our troops out of Iraq immediately" (Lynne's words). Lynne is not high on Barry Finegold's support of the Biden plan to partition Iraq into three states, nor is she impressed by what she considers Niki Tsongas' inability to take firm stands. She also points out this Lowell Sun article from earlier in the week which has quotes from all of the candidates about the war. Lowell Registrar of Deeds Dick Howe also attended the debate and summarized the candidates' positions on his blog.

In addition, New England Cable News was there, and had this report.

Update: See also, Charley's post at Blue Mass. Group, and Dick Howe's pictures and video.

Update 2: The Acton Beacon just reported on the event, a week after the fact.