Regardless of how safe Democrats may feel in Massachusetts, this week has been an unmitigated public relations disaster for our crooked friends on Beacon Hill.
To have their dirty dealings exposed by the FBI just days before the election has greatly damaged the Dem’s public image. Yes, most of them are still safe in their seats, but public disgust may yet send a handful of new Republicans to Beacon Hill.
Citizens For Limited Taxation has a few Republicans in mind, by the way:
CLT’s 2¬Ω PAC “Focuses on Four”
Legislators who don’t respect their voters and deserve defeat
However, we are asking the voters to particularly focus on four of these candidates. These individuals are running against four incumbents who represent a total of twenty-one towns/cities in Massachusetts.
All twenty-one communities voted “Yes” for the income tax rollback to 5% on the 2000 ballot. The Legislature “froze” the rollback “temporarily”at 5.3% in 2002.
Since then the four incumbents have consistently voted to thwart the will of their own constituents on the rollback. Collectively on twenty four votes over the last few years, they have failed to honor the wishes of the people they purport to represent and return the income tax rate to 5%.
Fortunately, there are four individuals running strong campaigns this year against these four incumbents. They have also vowed to make the rollback to 5% an essential part their campaigns.
They are: Chelmsford Senate candidate Sandi Martinez, running against Sen. Fargo (D-Lincoln); House candidates “Lonnie Brennan”of Georgetown against Rep. Barbara L‚ÄôItalien (D-Andover), Kevin Kuros from Uxbridge challenging Rep. Paul Kujawski (D-Webster) and Billerica‚Äôs Tony Lucacio opposing Rep. William Greene (D-Billerica).
All have received the maximum donation from our PAC. We urge the voters in these areas to support them. Defeating these four incumbents on November 4th will send a strong message to Beacon Hill that the voters deserve respect and are not happy.
Obviously, this isn’t going to bring revolutionary change to Beacon Hill, but it’s a start. Anything that undermines single-party corruption should be welcomed by the public.
Meanwhile, don’t be fooled by phony “outrage” coming from shady pols, especially Therese Murray (D- Single Party Purgatory). They’ve all thrown Dianne Wilkerson under the bus, hoping her taint won’t bring them down with her.
But we still don’t know what the FBI has on the other Dems. Nor do they.
Though Wilkerson is now suspending her write-in campaign, most likely because she doesn’t have a prayer of winning, the damage has been done.
Wilkerson image: Stuart Cahill, Boston Herald