Kaufman, Donnelly kin among 125 launching Friedman campaign Your Arlington

An estimated 125 people at the Elks on a breezy Sunday afternoon with a view of Spy Pond helped kick off Cindy Friedman’s campaign for state Senate.

With a number present from Lexington and strong backing from the family of Ken Donnelly as well as Rep. Jay Kaufman, Friedman did what was needed May 7: She began giving shape to the brief campaign that ends with a June 27 primary.

Facing state Rep. Sean Garballey, the formidable opponent in a race of three seeking the late senator’s seat, Friedman offered a brisk overview about who she is and what she had done as “co-senator.” That’s how Kaufman, a campaign cochair, termed her role since 2008, as chief aide to Donnelly.

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