Congratulations to the candidates recommended or endorsed by the MCFL State Political Action Committee who won their primary races on Thursday. For some, because they are unopposed in the general election on November 8, this is the end of their campaign, while for the rest the journey continues and more hard work begins today.
In particular, congratulations are in order for Walter Timilty, who will become the State Senator in the Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth District; Sen. Patrick O’Connor, who will face a Democratic challenger in the Plymouth and Norfolk District; Rep. Diana DiZoglio, who retains her seat in the 14th Essex District; Rep. Linda Campbell, who retains her seat in the 15th Essex District; Bud Williams, who won his Democratic primary in the 11th Hampden; Rep. James Dwyer, who keeps his seat in the 30th Middlesex District; Rep. Angelo Scaccia, who will remain in the 14th Suffolk District; and Judge Mary Hurley, who will become the Governor’s Councilor in the 8th District.
Of course, our thanks also go out to all the MCFL members and supporters who voiced support for pro-life candidates in the various races and voted for them.
We also thank those pro-life candidates who ran unsuccessfully. Your hard work and dedication to public service are an inspiration and we recognize the sacrifices you and your loved ones make in order to ensure that voters have a choice on election day.
We should note that Rep. Tim Toomey, who abandoned his previous pro-life position in order to capture an endorsement from Planned Parenthood’s Massachusetts PAC and thus lost the endorsement of the MCLF PAC, lost his seat to Mike Connolly, who had received NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts’ endorsement.
Now we turn our attention to the general election on November 8. Over the next couple of weeks, MCFL will be putting together a voter’s guide to the races to be decided that day and the MCFL State PAC will offer a new slate of endorsements and recommendations. Be sure to subscribe to our email newsletter to ensure you get the latest information as it becomes available.