Alex Morse seeks to join Ocasio-Cortez and Pressley and other young progressives in Congress. John Iadarola and Alex Morse break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/
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“Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse announced on Monday that he will challenge US Representative Richard Neal in the Democratic primary in 2020 to represent the state’s first congressional district.
“There’s an urgency to this moment in Massachusetts’ First District and our country, and that urgency is not matched by our current representative in Congress,” Morse, 30, a four-term mayor, said in a statement. “The fact is, the Congressman has been largely silent on the issues that matter most. He’s been absent, unaccountable, and unavailable.”
Neal, 70, chairman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee, is serving his 15th term in Congress. He was first elected in 1988, and is the longest serving of the state’s nine-member congressional delegation.In a statement, a spokesman for Neal said competitive campaigns are part of the democratic process.
“We are fortunate to live in a country where everyone can have his or her voice heard by running for office, and that’s why Congressman Neal will welcome anyone into this race,” said Peter Panos, a Neal spokesman. “Richie has been a champion for working families in Western Massachusetts and has fought tirelessly to ensure that the people of our region are not forgotten and receive our fair share.”“
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