Former treasurer Steve Grossman backs Jay Gonzalez for governor

The Boston Globe

Former state treasurer Steve Grossman, who failed twice to get his party’s gubernatorial nomination and then this year backed a candidate who left the race last week, is throwing his support to a former top Patrick administration official in the now two-way Democratic race for governor.

Grossman is sending out an email to his supporters announcing he is endorsing former secretary of administration and finance Jay Gonzalez and asking them to donate to his gubernatorial campaign.

“Jay was a passionate and effective advocate for the progressive values and policies of the Patrick administration,’’ said Grossman, who served as chairman of the Democratic Party at both the state and national level in 1990s.

“His relentless commitment to fiscal discipline and accountability through some of the most difficult years the people of Massachusetts have faced makes him the right person to carry the Democratic message forward in November,’’ Grossman wrote in his message.

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