Two time mayoral candidate F. George Jacome has officially endorsed Eric Poulin for mayor of Fall River.
Jacome who nearly defeated Ed Lambert in 2003 and tried with less success in 2005 said “There is no other candidate who can continue the movement for a fresh start at City Hall.” according to the Herald News.
Jacome cited Poulin's positions on environmental issues and on improving the dropout rate as reasons leading to his support.
Lefty's View: It would be too easy to try to dismiss the importance of an endorsement any endorsement this late in the race. The reality is that almost any endorsement is helpful to a campaign but in this case the endorsement comes from a man who garnered considerable political credibility with his own efforts to become mayor.
Mr. Jacome without ever having held any political office was able to build a strong base of voters who believed his ideas, his vision, his platform, his integrity, his intellect and in him! It's too easy to say that Jacome never won because the truth is he ran very credible campaigns spending maybe $50,000 against a popular incumbent who spent HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars. The fact is there is segment of people out there who truly believe in F. George Jacome and if he's endorsing Eric Poulin then Eric Poulin is someone they're going to think about voting for.
It's also important to remember that Jacome attracted a large number of voters who were sick of the status quo, who wanted a candidate with fresh ideas, new solutions, and who was truly independent. By giving endorsement Mr. Jacome that Eric Poulin is that candidate.