Sunday, March 29, 2020

In the News: Candidates for Joe Kennedy’s House seat get creative in wake of corinavirus

From the Milford Daily News, an article of interest for Franklin:
Ihssane Leckey’s makeshift studio greets visitors as soon as they enter her apartment.

A lighting device is mounted to a step ladder, aimed at her desk. Her laptop is perched on top of a WiFi booster box. On a recent afternoon, she untangled any problems that might arise during her virtual town hall, which was scheduled to begin in about 30 minutes. A campaign worker beamed in on her screen to assist in the troubleshooting, as her dog, Benji, stretched by her feet.

“This is the fun part: the problem-solving,” said Leckey, a social justice activist vying to fill the 4th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, who is running for the Senate.

Just weeks ago, candidates - from presidential to local school board - were shaking hands, knocking on doors, and holding crowded campaign rallies. That’s all been halted, as health experts urge the public to practice social distancing to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
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Web pages for the 9 candidate who are in the running for Kennedy's seat

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