Denny's State of the State Party

“Best shape we’ve been in in modern history.”

That’s how outgoing state Democratic Party chairman Herman “Denny” Farrell just described the state party’s condition at the end of his five-year tenure.

(For the record, that’s slightly different from how newly-elected party co-chair David Pollak, sees it.)

In a speech to party leaders at the Sheraton, Farrell noted that since he took over as state chair from Judith Hope on Dec. 3, 2001, the party has picked up five congressional seats and had a “dramatic increase in Democratic enrollment. “Together,” he said, “we did it.”

– Azi Paybarah