Ending a month long controversy, the 39th Senate District Democrats decided on an open primary June 12th to determine their nominee against Jay O'Brien.
Blogosphere- this was a huge victory for all of us. There is no question that the pressure all of you brought forth changed the outcome here! Thanks to all the supporters of a fair and open primary. Shannon Sullivan, the district chairwoman handed her duties in a professional manner that put integrity first. Thanks to her, and the previous legislative chairwoman Sharon Stark for ensuring this decision would be made in the best interest of Democratic voters, and not a particular candidate.
Thumbs down in all of this goes to George Barker, who refused to give up his dreams of a caucus until the very end. I think a lot of voters saw through that, and he eliminated a large amount of his advantage in the primary against Greg Galligan with this month long push for a closed process. We'll get to hear what people think about these two candidates in just over four months.
New Primary Outlook: Toss Up