Eric Lesser is a big believer that the rail line would boost the economy of Western Massachusetts and hopes the project may resonate with the president.
The Longmeadow Democrat has filed a measure that would have Massachusetts ask Congress to amend the constitution.
Democrat Adam Hinds, running for office for the first time, beat Republican Christine Canning for the state Senate seat that includes parts of all four western counties. He’ll replace outgoing Senator Ben Downing.
Just seven percent of the Massachusetts legislature are millennials. That generation makes up 30 percent of the state’s population.
The two major party candidates vying for the open Massachusetts state senate seat held by Gale Candaras have lobbed personal attacks, but they agreed on many issues in a roundtable debate.
Allen lost the Democratic primary to Eric Lesser by about 200 votes.