The first candidate to jump into the 2022 governor’s race, former state Sen. Ben Downing is also the first to hop out, further widening the candidate field in what’s been a sluggish start to the campaign season for the open seat.
“Unfortunately, we simply do not have the financial resources to continue,” Downing said of his decision in a statement on Tuesday. “While it’s painful to admit, that reality has brought this chapter to a close.”
The East Boston Democrat leaves a wide open field absent of Republicans Gov. Charlie Baker and
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