bestnom1000x50

Breaking news--Barrios drops out of Middlesex DA's race

Here's this morning's message from the Barrios campaign.
Dear friend,
 
I am writing with news that I would like to share with you personally, because of your support for my work and my candidacy for District Attorney of Middlesex County. After great soul-searching, I have decided to suspend my campaign for D.A. and to seek re-election to the state Senate.
 
We made great gains in this campaign since launching it last year.  I have been humbled by the support we received from the State Police Association and numerous other police and public safety organizations, as well as from mayors, Congressmen, union leaders and colleagues in the legislature.  From the very first day, we were successful in articulating a compelling vision for the office, raising money for the campaign, and building a top-notch organization throughout Middlesex County.  I have no doubt that we would have been successful on Election Day.
 
However, the rigors of working more than 100 hours a week on the campaign have imposed major burdens on my young family.  At this time in their lives, the children need more time with their parents.   And I cherish my time with them.  I simply could not justify the sacrifices involved in running for this office, when there is so much that I can continue to accomplish in the Senate.
 
In the Senate, I have strived to provide leadership on public-safety issues and serve as a voice for people who need a strong advocate.  Moving forward, my priorities are cracking down on domestic violence and identity theft, addressing bullying and violence in schools, and advancing progressive priorities on a variety of other issues.
\n 
\nOf course, I will have to run for re-election in a field with several challengers.  I will be going door-to-door throughout my Senate district, asking my constituents for their vote so that I may continue working for them on Beacon Hill.  I hope to count on your continued support.
\n 
\nAgain, I want you to know how much I appreciate the commitment you have made to me and my career in public service.  Thank you.
\n 
\nSincerely,
\n 
\nJarrett
\n 
\n###
\n
\n\n
\n______________________________________________________________________
\nThis email has been scanned by the MessageLabs Email Security System.
\nFor more information please visit http://www.messagelabs.com/email
\n______________________________________________________________________
\n\n\n\n\n
",0] ); D(["ce"]); //-->
 
Of course, I will have to run for re-election in a field with several challengers.  I will be going door-to-door throughout my Senate district, asking my constituents for their vote so that I may continue working for them on Beacon Hill.  I hope to count on your continued support.
 
Again, I want you to know how much I appreciate the commitment you have made to me and my career in public service.  Thank you.
 
Sincerely,
          Jarrett

| More


ADVERTISEMENT
 Friends' Activity   Popular 
All Blogs
Follow the Phoenix
  • newsletter
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • youtube
  • rss
ADVERTISEMENT
Latest Comments
ADVERTISEMENT
Search Blogs
 
Talking Politics Archives