Unless you are a) running for governor or b) working for someone who is running for governor, chances are you haven’t been paying attention to the governor’s race. Don’t worry about it too much — the candidates haven’t really been paying that much attention to you either. Instead, the Democrats have devoted the last few months to courting the 4,000 – odd hardcore party members who attended the party convention last weekend in Worcester. (The Republicans held their convention last March in Boston). And their vote on Sunday radically changed the course of the race, knocking out two democratic campaigns entirely and propelling Attorney General Martha Coakley, State Treasurer Steve Grossman, and former Medicaid head Donald Berwick into the primary. More
Archive Donald Berwick
Party: Progressive Democrat
Background: Berwick (that’s Dr. Berwick to you) has gone from pediatrician, to Obama’s Medicaid man, to gubernatorial candidate
Trivia: Berwick learned how to cross country ski when he lived in Alaska, and hasn’t been able to quit the stuff.