Galvin, Zakim Trade Verbal Punches
Commonwealth Magazine Aug 15, 2018
There was no love lost between Secretary of State William Galvin and Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim who squared off in a tense half-hour television debate on Tuesday evening, trading verbal punches and innuendo as the two battle in a Democratic turf war for an office Galvin has held for over two decades.
Galvin, who agreed to the debate on WGBH’s “Greater Boston” only a day before the taping, criticized his younger opponent for lacking experience and distorting his record. Zakim, meanwhile, tried to paint the long-time incumbent as an obstacle to reform, including same-day voter registration, which Galvin says he supports.