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Grossman's Mother Star Of Latest Super PAC Ad In Race For Mass. Gov.

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Jim Levulis
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WAMC

A super PAC supporting Steve Grossman, a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor, is using a new television ad to tout the endorsement of a key backer — Grossman's 92-year-old mother.In it she calls her son the best Democrat in the race, but says he should smile more.

The ad is paid for by the Mass Forward Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee, which is supporting Grossman's candidacy. Shirley Grossman is one of the PAC's biggest donors, having contributed $100,000.

“If my mother says Steve’s been a terrific treasurer and he’ll be a terrific governor and decides to support something that I had nothing to do with, without discussing with me, who am I to reject my mother’s support,” said Steve Grossman.

Fellow Democratic candidate Don Berwick also began airing a new television ad Tuesday.

It casts two children in the roles of Grossman and the third Democratic candidate Martha Coakley bickering on a playground.

Berwick said he's a problem-solver while Coakley and Grossman are playing politics.

The primary is next Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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