For those who may not have heard, Alex Morse is the current mayor of Holyoke, MA, and is running against incumbent Congressman Richard Neal in the Democratic primary for MA's second district.
Earlier this month, the UMass Amherst student newspaper reported that the school's chapter of the College Democrats had sent Morse a letter asking him not to attend an upcoming event because he had, in the past, used their events to make sexual advances to students. However, Morse had only ever attended one such event in October 2019, and no students have come forward with any specific allegations. Morse acknowledged having had sexual relationships with students at Amherst, but denied that any were his students (he taught a single class as an adjunct in the past).
It now turns out that the College Democrats were assisted in making this statement by the state Democratic party. This includes a lawyer, Jim Roosevelt, who's been accused in the past of helping the Democratic Party stack the deck against more left-leaning candidates. The College Democrats at this school, meanwhile, had been discussing ways to torpedo Morse's campaign since at least April.
The issue is both the flimsiness of the allegations (who could've foreseen that treating all accusations as automatically true could backfire?) and the state party's involvement. Their bylaws are clear that they are to remain neutral in any primary fight, but that's clearly not what happened here.