In response to the complete list of legislative candidates seeking office this November, the Massachusetts Democratic Party released the following statement:
"In another sign of strength for the Massachusetts Democratic Party, and more evidence of the status quo nature of the Baker administration, Republicans can't even field opponents for many of our incumbent legislators.
"Where challenged, we will work hard at the grassroots level to run an aggressive coordinated campaign, highlighting key issues voters care about, and will defend our legislators against outside spending from Gov. Baker and other dark-money Super PACs.
And, in a year where Republicans down the ballot must be held accountable for the actions of their standard bearer – Donald Trump – we anticipate defeating incumbent Republicans and picking up open seats."