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.
Democrat Edward Markey is pressing his Republican opponent in the state's special U.S. Senate election to sign a pledge to discourage outside groups from spending money on TV, radio and Internet campaign ads.
Markey sent a letter to Republican Gabriel Gomez Friday asking that he join him at the Omni Parker House in Boston today to sign the so-called "People's Pledge."
Gomez refused to sign the pledge and instead demanded Markey return the millions he's received from political action committees during his three decades in Congress.