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The mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts, is vowing to carry on with his campaign for Congress despite allegations that he abused his power in pursuit of sexual relationships with college students, Alex Morse. Morse may be the target of a issue because of the College Democrats of Massachusetts.

From the beginning, Morse’s campaign for Congress happens to be a long shot. The 31-year-old mayor is accepting perhaps one of the most effective Democrats in Washington: Richard Neal, Chairman for the House methods Committee, that is been representing western Mass. For the previous three decades. But progressives are on the go: just lately Jamaal Bowman, of brand new York, and Cori Bush, of Missouri, swept away long-serving congressional Democrats. Therefore, Morse is looking to your end up being the next to drive that insurgent wave into Washington.

«This past Wednesday we’d our most readily useful fundraising time since we established this campaign, » Morse told WBUR. «we have now raised over $1 million from 20,000 grassroots contributions — and we nevertheless think we’ve a path to success. «

However with significantly less than three months to get until main time, that path has become more difficult. Morse has been obligated to battle accusations through the College Democrats. In a letter first acquired by the Massachusetts everyday Collegian, the team stated Morse used dating apps to pursue friendships and intimate relationships with students during the University of Massachusetts in Amherst while he had been a visitor lecturer here. Continue reading «BBC Newsday»