Judge Panella was kind enough to include me in an email yesterday, and I'll share it with you.
"The last few weeks on the campaign trail have been a whirlwind and I wanted to take a moment to update you on our progress and to thank you for the support I have already received.
"My campaign has been going great so far. I won the endorsement of the Democratic Party and have picked up support from across the commonwealth, including just about every Democratic and labor organization that has reviewed the qualifications of candidates. You can visit my website to see a full list of the groups supporting me: votejackpanella.com.
"I was also given the Bar Association’s highest rating. They said I posses “a rare combination of intellect, energy and skills that qualify him as highly recommended to ascend to the Supreme Court.” I am deeply honored.
"We worked hard on petitions, and filed an enormous amount - I am very grateful to all of you that helped. I am always a bit superstitious and I don’t want to jinx myself, but given that I am the only Democrat that has filed for Supreme Court, I am pretty hopeful t hat I will be the nominee!
"Thank you for your kind support and encouragement. I will keep you informed on the progress of my campaign from time to time."