The endorsement game picked up a bit more this week as two candidates in the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate district secured new support from area electeds. Set against signs that the race has ventured into the political meta, the endorsements cap a week of news in what has quickly shaped up to be one of the marquee legislative elections in the commonwealth this year.
Both Eric Lesser, a former White House aide from Longmeadow, and Aaron Saunders, a Ludlow Selectman, announced endorsements today from county and town officials respectively. While varying greatly in size and scale, the new support for each candidate were a welcome addition to both campaign. Of course, what real dividends endorsements pay must be scrutinized.
The 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate District consists of about a third of Chicopee and Springfield each as well as Belchertown, East Longmeadow, Granby, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow and Wilbraham.