Johnston: we'll fight any rules change

Sounds like the Massachusetts Democratic Party is determined to maintain the 15 percent rule at this weekend's convention.* Here's what party chair Phil Johnston told me a few minutes ago:

We’re fully prepared for any effort to change the rules, and we will do everything we can to beat back any such efforts. We will not support any rules changes, and we will fight any and all changes. One of the messages that we wanted to send in enforcing the loyalty rule the other day was just that...

I have [congressman] Jim McGovern and [former governor] Mike Dukakis, who co-chaired the [convention reform] commission, prepared to debate... They have a lot of credibility with the delegates, and they're fully prepared to argue.
Friday evening should be interesting.

*Seems David at Blue Mass Group had a similar idea. But I swear I didn't see his item until I'd posted mine.
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