Chris Gabrieli was obviously furious with Tom Reilly after Reilly dumped him as his running mate in favor of one-day wonder Marie St. Fleur. But I couldn’t quite understand why Gabrieli would respond by jumping into the governor’s race. Wouldn’t Gabrieli only wind up hurting fellow outsider Patrick and helping Reilly?
Now I get it. WBZ-TV (Channel 4) is reporting poll results showing that Patrick has zoomed from 10 points behind Reilly to three points ahead in the past month — and that Gabrieli’s the reason, as he’s hurting Reilly a lot more than Patrick.
The race is starting to get interesting. The first Democratic debate featuring all three candidates will be held on Channel 4 on Sunday, April 23, at 8:30 a.m. (Ugh.) But now moderator Jon Keller writes that it will be rebroadcast on April 24 at 7 p.m., when it is sure to generate much bigger numbers.
Looks like Adam Reilly is thinking about this, too.