Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman was in Pittsfield Wednesday as he ramps up his campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Covering a wide range of topics, Grossman spoke with about 20 people at the Democratic Berkshires Brigades in downtown Pittsfield. If elected, the treasurer says he aims to create 50,000 manufacturing jobs over five years, especially in places like Pittsfield.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced a run for governor. She joins an already crowded Democratic field for the 2014 election.
Stressing job creation, economic development, and education the state’s top prosecutor, Martha Coakley entered the 2014 fray for governor Monday morning. She greeted people at a diner in her home town of Medford, the first stop in what her campaign said will be a three-day barnstorming swing that will take her to 18 cities across the state. Her campaign tour was scheduled to hit western Massachusetts Tuesday.
Massachusetts State Treasurer Steven Grossman, who is one of five Democrats currently running for Governor, issued a challenge to his rivals this week. He called on them to sign the so-called “People’s Pledge.” This ban on third-party campaign advertising was popularized in the 2012 race for U.S. Senate between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Grossman about this and other issues.