Berry Endorses Lovely for Senate

Sen. Fred Berry says Lovely is best choice to take over his seat.

Sen. Fred Berry had endorsed Salem City Councilor Joan Lovely for his senate seat.

“I will cast my vote for Joan Lovely,” Berry said in a statement that was leaked to the press two days before planned, according to an article in the Salem News.

“As an eight-term city councilor and longtime community leader, Joan knows what local communities need from the state government. She has demonstrated both compassion and political courage in dealing with tight municipal budgets and providing vital services to her community.”

Joan Lovely said she "had no clue" of the endorsement until she was informed by a reporter, according to the Salem News article.

Berry has been senator of the 2nd Essex District — Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Salem and Topsfield — since being elected in 1982.

john September 05, 2012 at 11:27 PM
And that's politics,disappointing.
Bill September 06, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Just voted for Manning. Felt dirty taking a Dem ballot. It made me feel like taking the day off and doing nothing but hang around outside the Walgreens
Tom Flannagan September 07, 2012 at 02:19 AM
That's real classy. Please don't take a Democrat ballot again. We not need the "help".
Antoine M. Boisvert September 07, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Oh, c'mon Tom. What is the benefit of having an open primary if unenrolled voters can't take the party ballot for the race that interests them? At least the dems were actually having a race for the seat. Closed primaries that only registered party members can vote in are what pull politics in this country out to the edges (OK, not the only thing, but one thing). I have taken a GOP ballot loads of times, though I have rarely backed any GOP candidates in November. At least Bill actually got out and voted.
Bill September 07, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Tom - Don't you mean Klassy? You must be a true Dem, not really interested in Democracy, just your way or the highway


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