Boston Herald: Eagan: Crisis May Give Governor Longshot his Niche



(The following was originally published in the Boston Herald.)

You mean you’ve never heard of would-be governor Jeff McCormick?

That may soon change.

The fight over Gov. Deval Patrick’s plan to shelter immigrant children in Massachusetts is heating up. It spilled into a Beacon Hill debate yesterday. And today Republicans opposed to bringing the children here will hold a State House summit with sheriffs and elected officials who don’t want them here, either.

Attorney General Martha Coakley, Treasurer Steve Grossman and pediatrician Don Berwick all support the governor’s plan. With certain caveats, so does Republican Charlie Baker.

But McCormick, the millionaire businessman running as an independent, opposes housing the children.

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