Marty Walsh Is Hitting the Road for Democrats

He hopes to help candidates in Ohio and Indiana, where Trump won in 2016.

Mayor’s Office Photo by Isabel Leon

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who’s been cultivating a bit of a national brand during his tenure in office and has answered the call of the campaign trail on more than a few occasions, is hitting the road for Rust Belt Democrats this week. On Thursday and Friday, Walsh plans to stump for candidates in Ohio and Indiana, states where Trump won in 2016 and where Dems are hoping to survive Congressional races, as well as bouts for governor, lieutenant governor and treasurer.

“I care too deeply about the future of our country to sit on the sidelines,” he said in a statement.

Walsh’s time in the spotlight for his party include a speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, where he gave a memorable speech addressing his alcoholism. He also stumped for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire during that race, and has tongue-lashed Trump on TV shows including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Walsh also hosted the National Conference of Mayors in Boston this year, where he announced a partnership with several cities on climate change.

Walsh, a former labor leader, will appear at a Central Ohio Labor Council roundtable and speak at a labor rally on Thursday in support of local candidates, before he heads to Indiana for a schedule that includes a Facebook Live interview with the state’s Democratic Party chairman.