Bickford Enters Race for MassDems Chair

Former MassDems Executive Director and Elizabeth Warren’s 2012 data guru Gus Bickford threw his hat in the ring to replace Sen. Tom McGee as Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party.

Below is the email Bickford sent out to State Committee members this morning. (Name and number redacted by me.)


Dear XXXX,

I’m writing to let you know that I have decided to run for Chair of the Democratic Party.  My motivation is simple: the job exists to create a structure to elect Democrats at all levels and I have spent 25 years doing just that.  As a former Executive Director, campaign operative and Coordinated Campaign Director, I have the knowledge and experience to get the job done.

Recognizing that the strength of our party lies in all of us, I realize that no one person can do it all.  I envision the task at hand is to work with the grassroots, elected leaders, labor, ward and town committees and state committee members to unify our message and to re-elect Senator Warren and defeat Governor Baker.

As an integral part of Sen. Warren’s Campaign, we showed how to beat the Republicans at their own game.  We need to keep her in office and put those lessons to good use as we build the structure to elect a Democratic Governor in 2018.

I humbly ask for your support and will be calling you soon.


Gus Bickford


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