In The Home Stretch, 1st Congressional District Race Takes Dramatic Turn | WAMC

In The Home Stretch, 1st Congressional District Race Takes Dramatic Turn

Aug 10, 2020

The 1st Congressional District in Massachusetts.
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Alex Morse is vowing to stay in the race for Congress in western Massachusetts as he defends himself against allegations of sexual misconduct with college students.

Morse, the 31-year-old mayor of Holyoke, is trying to unseat 32-year incumbent U.S. Rep. Richard Neal of Springfield in the Sept. 1st Democratic primary.

What had been a competitive-looking contest pitting a progressive Democrat against one of the party’s establishment figures has now been turned on its head.

WAMC’s  Pioneer  Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Matt Szafranski, editor-in-chief of Western Mass Politics & Insight about the impact of the revelations on the Morse campaign.