Phoenix Endorses Patrick

For all you political junkies, our sister paper, the Boston Phoenix, has endorsed Deval Patrick for governor of Massachusetts. Here's an excerpt:

When Massachusetts voters go to the polls on Tuesday, November 2, we urge them to cast their votes for the re-election of Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray.

Four years ago, the Phoenix enthusiastically endorsed Patrick. And, like many Patrick supporters, we were disappointed by his first two years in office.

It was not a question of his policies. More often than not, when it comes to doing right by the citizens and taxpayers, Patrick has his head screwed on straight.

Politics were the problem. Beacon Hill's learning curve proved to be trickier than Patrick and his team had imagined it would be.

But Patrick learned.

In the midst of the worst financial catastrophe in memory, Patrick managed to help the local economy rebound at twice the national rate, adding 60,000 jobs.

And, with its sights clearly focused on environmental impact, the Patrick administration can rightly boast of being in the forefront of the green revolution, promoting policies that save dearly needed consumer dollars while simultaneously laying a foundation upon which green jobs can be developed.


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