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Saturday, September 16, 2006
Bloggers for Patrick
While the liberal blogosphere is mostly focused on the battle for seats in Congress this November, they have still managed to take a side on the Massachusetts Gubernatorial Primary, and they have thrown their support behind Deval Patrick.
“Deval Patrick’s campaign is a people-powered movement. Chris Gabrieli is trying to win the race the old-fashioned way -- by buying it. He has sent $2.5 million in television advertisement. And while it has boosted his numbers, it has done so at the expense of the other ‘establishment candidate,’ Attorney General Tom Reilly,” he said. “Meanwhile Patrick, who is trying to become his state's first black governor, is steadily building an army of people and the results are startling. We truly are building a new political order in which money is losing its potency.”
Another Dailykos contributor compared Patrick to Democratic Senate nominee, Ned Lamont, the darling of liberal bloggers. “Lamont's campaign isn't the only New England Democratic revolution going on. Patrick has been working his campaign a lot longer than Ned, but it shows that even Massachusetts Democrats want change within their party.”