GOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS.
NEW: PATRICK ALUMNI TO RAISE CASH — A group of Deval Patrick alumni will get together to raise money for the former governor’s presidential campaign in Boston next week. The fundraiser planned for Monday evening will be held at Central Wharf Co. Suggested contributions range from $50 to $250, according to an invitation obtained by POLITICO.
Co-hosts include Patrick’s former deputy chief of staff Sydney Asbury, former press secretary Alex Goldstein, former campaign field director Clare Kelly and former Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson. Also on the co-host list are Patrick’s 2020 national organizing director Chelsie Ouellette, Joe Rull, a former aide to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and Eric Nakajima, who served in the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development and is now an Ohio organizer for Patrick’s campaign.
Because he entered the race so late, Patrick is under pressure to raise as much cash as possible in the small amount of time before the first states vote in February. Patrick and his wife, Diane Patrick, recently held a fundraiser.
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: CAVELL’S BROOKLINE ENDORSEMENTS — Candidate for Congress Dave Cavell will announce this morning that he nabbed two endorsements from elected officials in his hometown of Brookline.
Brookline Select Board Chair Bernard Greene and his predecessor Neil Wishinsky, endorsed Cavell in his bid to replace Rep. Joe Kennedy III. The 4th District primary is a crowded race. And of the six candidates running, four hail from Brookline: Cavell, Jesse Mermell, Alan Khazei, and Ihssane Leckey.
“Dave Cavell should be our next congressional representative because he has demonstrated three of the most important traits for success in public service: passion guided by wisdom, competence to do the job right, and an ability to make personal connections with people from all walks of life,” Greene said in a statement.