Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mel King on the "Black Seat"

An excellently presented op-ed in today's Globe kicks the melodrama off the Wilkerson stage. Ten-year state Rep. Mel King and Legislative Black Caucus member Kay Gibbs say let's get on with the Second Suffolk Senate race. The Sonia Chang-Díaz primary victory is true to the district's history and intent.

As they write, "The rationale for changing the district was one of fairness - that the communities of color should have the opportunity to elect one of their own to the all-white Senate...In our district, the voters have spoken. They chose from the two progressive women of color - who agree on most of the issues - the one they view as best representing the needs and interests of the district."

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