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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Editorial Boards from the Berkshires to Boston Endorse Healey for Governor

 Editorial Boards from the Berkshires to Boston Endorse Healey for Governor

Flagship papers praise Healey’s record and policy vision, criticize Diehl’s embrace ofTrump and election denial


BOSTON – Today Maura Healey earned editorial board endorsements from flagship papers on both sides of the state – the Berkshire Eagle and the Boston Globe. Both editorial boards praised Healey’s strong record as Attorney General and her vision for taking on the state’s most pressing issues – affordability, housing, transportation and the climate crisis.


Here’s what they’re saying:


Berkshire Eagle: “It was particularly heartening to hear Ms. Healey mention, without prompting, challenges specific to Berkshire communities — and potential remedies… Beacon Hill’s lack of attention on their constituents in the western part of the state has set the bar quite low, but we’re pleased at least to hear someone not just recognize but show some granular familiarity with our communities’ issues while seeking the Statehouse corner office.”


Boston Globe: “Her agenda as a candidate for governor shows a clear-eyed sense of the Commonwealth’s major problems. She has wisely placed affordable housing near the top of that agenda, vowing to assist lower-income and elderly tenants, make state land available for development, spur construction near MBTA stations, and appoint a Cabinet-level housing secretary — all good ideas.”


Both editorial boards raised significant concerns about Geoff Diehl’s candidacy, pointing specifically to his embrace of Donald Trump and his election lies:


Berkshire Eagle: “Mr. Diehl, who is endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has been unacceptably ambivalent about the 45th president’s assault on democracy. In fact, he’s carelessly contributed to it by regurgitating baseless ‘big lie’ rhetoric that contributed to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot and continues to undermine our democratic institutions.”


Boston Globe: “Her Republican rival, Geoff Diehl, a former state senator and the party’s US Senate nominee in 2018, has distinguished himself mainly by his inability to decide whether President Biden won fair and square in 2020. First he said Biden won. Then he said the election was stolen. And then the moment he won the Republican primary, he was talking about Biden as the winner again.”

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