Media giving Campbell a free journey in AG race

If I had been Andrea Campbell, the Democrat nominee for legal professional common, I would keep away from debating Jay McMahon, too.

That’s as a result of McMahon, the Republican nominee for the job, has most likely forgotten extra in regards to the legislation than Campbell will ever know.

Or, as one prime Boston felony lawyer mentioned to me, “I do not assume she’s ever been in a courtroom.”

This isn’t to say that McMahon, a conservative and skilled Cape Cod lawyer who has appeared in each courtroom round, has a lot of an opportunity to defeat Campbell within the November election.

That is closely progressive and Democrat Massachusetts we’re speaking about right here, a woke paradise the place there has not been a Republican legal professional common in 50 years.

And to make any influence, the little identified and underfunded McMahon wants media protection and a collection of debates, neither of which he’s getting.

Campbell to date has informed him to get misplaced. Whereas McMahon has requested for seven debates, he’ll get one, a taping on WBZ on Oct. 20.

And when McMahon has snagged a tv look, as he did not too long ago WCVB-TV’s “On the File,” politically right reporters pummeled him with questions on Donald Trump, who he isn’t working towards, somewhat than Andrea Campbell, who he’s.

McMahon wants debates to ask Campbell the questions that the liberal media won’t ask, questions on crime and cops. Up to now, the media has given Campbell, who Is Black, a free journey.

Which is partly why Campbell, a former president of the Boston Metropolis Council and a failed candidate for main, is closely favored to win.

Which signifies that with crime raging throughout the nation, she’s going to most certainly change into the state’s chief legislation enforcement officer as one who’s on document calling for the defunding of the police and stripping cops of certified immunity.

If it weren’t for McMahon, assist for the cops and crime would most likely not be a difficulty now. The Campbell pleasant media has not introduced it up.

It was not a difficulty within the Democrat main, which Campbell received over Shannon Liss-Reardon and Quentin Palfrey, who dropped out and endorsed Campbell.

Again then they talked in regards to the legal professional common’s workplace as if it had been a social or welfare company, somewhat than a legislation enforcement workplace.

They talked about social injustice, systematic racism, local weather change, transparency, accountability and fairness. They talked about every little thing besides supporting the cops.

Along with cops and crime, Campbell must be requested about her relationship with present Legal professional Common Maura Healey, the Democrat candidate for governor, who’s presently favored to be elected over conservative Republican Geoff Diehl.

In a most uncommon improvement, Healey endorsed Campbell within the Democrat main over the 2 different candidates. She helped Campbell win the first. She not solely campaigned for her however referred to her as to her as “my successor,” as if she was hiring her.

The legal professional common doesn’t work for the governor. It’s an impartial workplace that investigates political and felony wrongdoing throughout the board, together with the governor’s workplace.

However now Campbell owes Healey, so how efficient of a watchdog will she be?

Whereas the media will not deliver it up, McMahon ought to ask Campbell if, as legal professional common, she would pursue Healey’s extremely questionable indictment of Republican Congressional candidate Dean Tran of Fitchburg, a Vietnamese American. He’s working towards Lori Trahan within the Lowell-centered Third Congressional District.

Healey reached in and dredged up a dormant three-year-old disputed gun theft case towards Tran — which Worcester County District Legal professional Joe Early didn’t pursue — after Trah raised and personally contributed hundreds of {dollars} to Healey’s marketing campaign. The case smells.

The rationale McMahon must ask Campbell these questions is as a result of the woke, weak and compliant Massachusetts media will not.

Peter Lucas is a veteran Massachusetts political reporter and columnist.