Newcomer wins primary in 14th.
COLUMN: IN OUR OPINION; EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE
Political newcomer James O'Day was the somewhat surprising
winner of a four-person race for the Democratic nomination for state
representative in the 14th Worcester District on Tuesday. We say
"somewhat surprising" because Mr. O'Day comes from West
Boylston where only 879 votes were cast out of a total of 3,421, and all
the other candidates were from Worcester. But his deep roots in the city
- he grew up in Greendale - and strong backing by several unions and the
grass-roots Neighbor to Neighbor group won him 41 percent of the vote.
Once again, voter turnout was dismal in the city: only 13.62 percent.
Mr. O'Day faces Joseph Cariglia of Worcester in the April 17