Up in western Massachusetts this week, a Democratic congressional primary may well determine whether or not the country gets any kind of health-care reform under a Biden administration. Alex Morse, the young mayor of Holyoke, is challenging Rep. Richard Neal for the 1st district seat.
Neal is the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, and has used that power over the last two years to not investigate President Trump’s unprecedented corruption, and to bottle up legislation taking on medical extortion rackets. To protect Neal, the party establishment attacked Morse with a Republican-style dirty tricks campaign. When that didn’t work, big money interests started dumping trainloads of cash into the race to save him.