Attorney General Maura Healey will take on Vice President Kamala Harris in Boston on Monday as state politicians deliver their final speeches to voters ahead of Tuesday’s primaries.
“Vice President Harris will travel to Boston, Mass., to celebrate Labor Day and the administration’s commitment to working families with union leaders and advocates,” Harris’ office said in a statement. a statement on Thursday.
After landing, his first stop will be the Greater Boston Labor Council Breakfast, a must-attend event for Democratic hopefuls which, in addition to Harris, is expected to feature several candidates vying for the party’s nomination.
In addition to Healey, who is running almost unopposed in the primary, former Boston City Councilman Andrea Campbell will be in attendance, Healey’s campaign announced Sunday.
Campbell finds herself locked in a tight race to get the attorney general’s office freed up by Healey’s gubernatorial race.
Labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan will also be at the breakfast table and climbed 10 points in the polls last month. Much of that upward momentum is driven by an advertising campaign funded almost entirely by the millionaire lawyer’s own fortune, an investment that led to a UMass-WCVB showing him a better-known Campbell point.
Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll is also expected to attend the breakfast. She leads her three-way race against State Sen. Eric Lesser and State Representative Tami Gouveia by comfortable margins, according to the poll.
Polling stations will open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m.
According to the Secretary of State’s office, the ballots will include races for “Representative in Congress, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Governor’s Counsel, state senator, state representative, district attorney, sheriff,” and in some counties for county commissioners.
This is the first primary election since Governor Charlie Baker signed the VOTES Act this summer, making several popular pandemic-era voting measures permanent, such as no-apology mail when voting and the early voting.
Early voting ended on Friday and the last day to register to vote in the primary was August 27.
Secretary of State William Galvin, who is seeking an eighth term, said last week that more than 370,000 votes had already been received and more than 700,000 mail-in ballots had been requested. Half of those ballots, he said, were requested by independents.
That’s probably good news for Republican Chris Doughty, who is likely hoping his self-funded campaign can do what Liss-Riordan has and use the airwaves to overcome his opponent’s name recognition.
Radio Hall of Famer and Herald columnist Howie Carr recently endorsed Doughty over former President Donald Trump and the MassGOP pick, former State Representative Geoff Diehl.
Trump’s endorsement of Diehl last year was enough to keep him atop the polls despite his underfunded campaign. Baker announced last December that he would not run for a third term.
Doughty and Diehl will be in Marlborough on Monday for the Labor Day Parade. Trump will hold a “tele-rally” for Diehl on Monday night.