Murray's campaign seems to be gaining some momentum. On Tuesday, Murray held a press conference announcing that Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette has endorsed her ahead of her campaign's Quebec tour.
Last week, environmental guru David Suzuki penned an open letter to his supporters endorsing Murray. Suzuki's endorsement shouldn't be discounted. The popular — yet polarizing — figure has over 238,000 Facebook supporters and over 40,000 Twitter followers.
Murray is also expected to get a boost from pro-cooperation advocacy groups, as explained recently by the Canadian Press.
Leadnow.ca and several other groups are urging their members to sign up as Liberal party supporters in order to promote the idea of electoral co-operation among progressive parties to ensure defeat of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives.
Suzuki open letter here.Leadnow.ca boasts some 225,000 members, a huge pool of potential supporters for leadership contenders to tap into.This is still Justin Trudeau's race to lose, but Murray is quickly becoming the 'other one' to watch.
Hervieux-Payette is the former Dion Quebec lieutenant, MP and chief Liberal organizer in Quebec during the '08 election, the last time the Liberal vote went up in that province.
I also note tea leaves like the responses to Martin Cauchon's "have your say" site that include many requests for consideration of cooperation and electoral reform.
Hearing that certain other Liberal offices have been flooded with emails on that subject as well.
Then, consider Andrew Coyne's column on electoral reform of the last 24 hours.
All adds up to intriguing developments in this race.
Carry on campaigning!