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It's not common to find something good to write about in politics, but the Democratic primary in MA-5 is definitely something interesting. (Note: I am keeping this a little vague for personal reasons)

Currently, there are five Democrats running for the party nomination in the upcoming special election to replace now-Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). I've been volunteering a little at one of the campaigns. This candidate, my own choice to win the election, refuses to badmouth any of their primary opponents.

OK, now that might not seem like much. However, I recently got a call from the campaign of one of the band of rivals for the nomination. When I mentioned I was not voting for the caller's candidate, and mentioned who I was voting for, he said, "I know [that candidate, they're] a good choice."

Two primary campaigns in direct competition not badmouthing each other? I feel like I've died and gone to political sanity Heaven.

I did tell the caller the other night that if my candidate doesn't win the primary but theirs does, I am voting for their candidate in the general election. We have a plethora of good choices here, so as far as I'm concerned, while I really want my candidate to win, if any of the progressive Democrats wins the primary and then the election, we all win in my district.

If you do live in my district, don't forget to vote in the primary on October 15th!

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