By Yawu Miller
The Bay State Banner
In the absence of the normal grassroots campaign conditions, many candidates instead are relying on phone banking, mailing campaign literature, developing content for Facebook pages and websites, and distributing signs, all of which can incur costs.
“If you want to get your message out, you have to do mailings,” Holmes said. “The candidates are going to have to be able to tell a very compelling story in their literature and online.”
During the 2018 Democratic primary, in which Lacet faced off against Cullinane, 6,914 people voted. With three candidates still in the race this year, it’s possible that the candidates may be competing for a pool of more than 7,000 primary voters.
“Fundraising is important,” said Mass Alliance Executive Director Jordan Berg Powers, who this year is running workshops for progressive candidates campaigning during the COVID epidemic. “A lot of people are looking for places to channel their energy. Donating to campaigns is a great way to do that.”
Leading the pack in fundraising is Fluker-Oakley, who as of Friday had raised $37,142, according to filings with the Office of Campaign and Public Finance. Everett is second with $19,285 raised, followed by Lacet, who has raised $12,718.