Lieutenant Governor Office A Lure For Politically Ambitious

BOSTON (AP) — It may be one of the least glamorous jobs on Beacon Hill and one with the fewest official duties, but that hasn't stopped the politically ambitious from angling to become lieutenant governor in Massachusetts.

This year, the presence of comic Jimmy Tingle as a candidate for the No. 2 slot on the Democratic side is adding a bit of celebrity to the race.

Tingle is facing off against Quentin Palfrey, a former White House policy adviser under Barack Obama. Palfrey won the party's endorsement in June.

This week, Tingle got an assist from a fellow Cambridge native, actor Matt Damon, who recorded a robocall for him.

On the Republican side, Karyn Polito, who serves as lieutenant governor under Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, is running unopposed.

The primary election is Tuesday.

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