Democratic leaders knew of the hit on Alex Morse
We have an explosive new story at The Intercept exposing collusion between the leadership of the Massachusetts state Democratic Party and the leadership of the College Democrats, orchestrating a hit on Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse.
On Wednesday, we revealed that some leaders of the College Democrats had been talking for a year about soliciting damaging information about Morse and leaking it. One of those Democrats said he was hoping to land a job with the incumbent, Richie Neal.
On Thursday, the state party responded to that revelation by saying they would launch an investigation "to examine the conduct of College Democrats who leveled the allegations against Morse." But, they said, they would not do so before September 1, so as not to step on the sanctity of their neutrality during the primary.
Our latest story, by Eoin Higgins, Daniel Boguslaw and me, reveals that those same party leaders were intimately involved in orchestrating the hit over the past several weeks. As many of you know, I’ve been at this a long time, but I’ve never seen anything like this.
More to come, no doubt.
Today’s story is here.
And our first story on this unfolding scandal is here.
It’s been a busy week of Massachusetts reporting, as Boguslaw and I also wrote a piece on a relatively much tamer primary in the suburbs of Boston, where Ihssanne Leckey is surging and hopes to be the newest member of the Squad.