In the full house of Democratic candidates seeking Ed Markey's old seat in the Fifth
Congressional District, Katherine Clark is staking her claim on the kitchen.
A state Senator from Melrose, Clark has announced plans to launch a “kitchen table tour,” in which she’ll meet with voters across the district about family issues and lend an ear to their concerns.
"The issues you and I talk about around our kitchen tables should be the same issues on the table in Congress," said Clark, in a press release announcing the tour. "Republican extremists continue to push an agenda of rolling back women's rights instead of working on the issues that improve life in our communities -- creating jobs, increasing the minimum wage, protecting Social Security and Medicare, addressing climate change and enacting gun safety measures."
According to the press release, Clark’s kitchen table tour will begin in Arlington next Monday, Aug. 26, and will also visit kitchens in Cambridge, Lexington, Revere and Framingham during that first week.
Details about the times and addresses of Clark’s stops along the kitchen table tour were not provided in the press release. It was also unclear whether stops along the kitchen tour are open to the public. We’ll update with that information as it becomes available.
Clark—who was sworn in for her second term in the state Senate in January—is one of five announced Democratic candidates for the congressional seat long held by US Sen. Ed Markey, who bested Republican Gabriel Gomez in a June special election.