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A Battle Of Political Endorsements In The Berkshire DA Race

Andrea Harrington, at left, and Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello at right.
Andrea Harrington, at left, and Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello at right.

A battle of political endorsements is underway in the district attorney race in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Andrea Harrington, the Democratic nominee for district attorney, announced two new endorsements from U.S. Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren. The announcement came just one day after incumbent Paul Caccaviello was endorsed by attorney Judith Knight.

Both Knight and Caccaviello lost to Harrington in the September primary.

Caccaviello has since launched a write-in campaign.

Harrington said that effort is all about trying to hold onto power.

“This just demonstrates the length to which they are willing to go to attempt to hang onto the power that they have had for a long time now, that has led to really poor results for the people here in Berkshire County,” Harrington said.

But Caccaviello said the write-in campaign just means he's listening to voters who want him to stay in the race.

Nancy Eve Cohen is a senior reporter focusing on Berkshire County. Earlier in her career she was NPR’s Midwest editor in Washington, D.C., managing editor of the Northeast Environmental Hub and recorded sound for TV networks on global assignments, including the war in Sarajevo and an interview with Fidel Castro.
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