BLUE STATE BLUES: Massachusetts Dems seeking savior for ’18: Early gov candidates fail to provide spark.

Democrats like Mayor Martin J. Walsh and U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch can’t seem to muster much enthusiasm for their party’s gubernatorial candidates. Those include Newton Mayor Setti Warren, state Sen. Dan Wolf and Jay Gonzalez, a budget chief under former Gov. Deval Patrick.

“I don’t think Jay ever held office. Setti’s the mayor of Newton. Certainly they have records they can run on,” was Walsh’s ho-hum answer during a recent interview about the 2018 gubernatorial race. “We’ll see what happens.”

He might as well have stifled a yawn.

And Lynch appears to be holding out for a stronger challenger.

“It’s going to be a tough row to hoe to run against Charlie Baker,” Lynch said. “I think the Democrats are still searching for a candidate.”

Funny, there are a lot of them in that state.