Best of Boston

1994 Best Insider Running As an Insider

Jim McGovern, Democratic congressional candidate in the 3rd District

Longtime Washington aide to Joltin’ Joe Moakley, McGovern knows where the bodies and the bacon are buried better than incumbent Peter Blute. With Pal Joey sticking around for at least one more term, McGovern, if elected, could be the most influential Massachusetts freshman member since Joe Kennedy.