Ben Downing departure an ‘opportunity’ for Dems in the race for the next Massachusetts governor – Boston Herald – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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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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