Why so quiet?
There is one issue where Glodis has gained solid support within the party: labor. A steadfast supporter of unions in the legislature, Glodis has earned early endorsements from nearly two dozen labor groups in the auditor’s race.
That, along with the reasons mentioned earlier, may be providing him protection against outspoken criticism from party leaders.
But Glodis’s critics say they worry that, if he’s given a free pass by the left, his boorish side will haunt him in a general election — especially against a female candidate, with Mary Connaughton the likely Republican nominee. Or — perhaps their even greater fear — a Glodis victory will put him on track for a future successful run for US Congress, governor, or US senator.
And yet, these liberals are biting their tongues, with less than two weeks to the state nominating convention. Perhaps Brown has temporarily silenced the Massachusetts left.
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