BOSTON – The place is the Massachusetts Democratic celebration headed? That is the query WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller requested of celebration chairman Gus Bickford as Democrats nominated their candidates for statewide workplace this weekend.
Bickford and Keller mentioned the 15% conference delegate threshold wanted to get on the first poll, and the cost that the celebration is anti-business based mostly on opposition to a poll initiative that may give gig employees like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash drivers the classification of an unbiased contractor.
“It is a pro-worker stance,” Bickford stated. “We would like them to have independence of with the ability to drive when they need, however mainly to have the ability to drive with truthful wages and reimbursements which can be applicable”.
Additionally among the many positions sought by the Democratic celebration platform is a ban on seating elected officers who “enabled” the rebel try on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2020. Keller requested Bickford if he might title anybody in Massachusetts who falls beneath that class.
“No, I do not know of anybody that matches that very particular class,” Bickford stated. “There are those who, you understand, mainly get on the road whenever you learn a few of their feedback about what they might or might not have performed.”
Keller additionally requested about how the celebration is taking up anti-Semitism, and what he thinks concerning the state of the Massachusetts Republican celebration.
“I so would love a lot of my buddies who’re Republican to take again the Republican celebration. This isn’t the Republican celebration of Massachusetts,” he stated. “It is a disservice, frankly to the state, to have what I imagine is a bunch of individuals which can be simply following a corrupt former president.”
Republican celebration chairman Jim Lyons has repeatedly declined requests to be interviewed, Keller famous.
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