Senate election efforts getting underway

The special senate election race to fill the unexpired term left by former Senator Anthony Galluccio is marking its busiest week in Everett, where two of the candidates for the seat, Common Councilor and former Galluccio chief of staff Sal DiDomenico, and Attorney Tim Flaherty, are moving forward boldly with their local campaigns.

DiDomenico had his first major fundraiser Tuesday evening at the Silver Fox.

Originally planned for last week – but put off because of the storm that never arrived – DiDomenico’s time ironically ran into snow Tuesday evening.

His official campaign opening was a great success, as expected.

DiDomenico has wide support throughout the city and among many of his colleagues at city hall.

He packed the Silver Fox and increased his campaign war chest.

Wednesday evening, Flaherty and his operatives are holding a strategy session and an opportunity for Everett voters to meet him at his headquarters in the Sovereign Bank building on Broadway.

Flaherty, a former assistant district attorney, has been campaigning in Everett since Galluccio was sent to jail.

In fact, he ran for the seat previously.

Both Flaherty and DiDomenico, immediately perceived as leaders in the special election, are running among a host of candidates including, Charlestown’s Attorney Dan Hill, Chelsea’s Michael Albano, Cambridge City Councillor Marjorie Decker and Cambridge Attorney Dennis Benzan.

Benzan is to appear with authors Junot Diaz and Matthew Pearl – Diaz is a Pulitzer Prize winner and Pearl a NY Times best selling author – at a fundraiser in his behalf at 689 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge at the law offices of Altman and Altman.

Benzan has also run for this seat in the past.

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