Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Globe Lists Potential Barrios Replacements

Today's Boston Globe list some of the candidates who are considering -- or rumored to be anyway -- running to replace the outgoing state Senator Jarrett Barrios (D-Cambridge) in the insanely gerrymandered Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex district. That district includes parts of eight communities running from Allston/Brighton to Saugus with bits of Cambridge, Somerville, Charlestown, Chelsea, Everett and Revere in between. With Barrios not set to leave until July, the special election to replace him would likely not be until the end of the year. Here's who the Globe lists as potential candidates on the Democratic side:

  • Dan Ryan of Charlestown, legislative aide to US Representative Michael Capuano and former candidate for Boston City Council.
  • Cambridge city councilor Anthony Galluccio
  • Representative Alice Wolf (D-Cambridge)
  • Representative Eugene O'Flaherty (D-Chelsea)
The Globe does not mention anyone from Everett, however, which is a little surprising given that the two largest population centers in the district are that city and Cambridge.

The article also quotes State GOP chair Peter Torkildsen who says he will try to scrounge up some Republican to carry the flag in this traditionally liberal district. Given that they couldn't get anyone to replace Robert Travaglini in the neighboring First Middlesex and Suffolk district, I'm not sure how much success he's going to have.