Category Archives: State Auditor

Mary Connaughton State Auditor Suzanne Bump

Debate between Mary Connaughton and Suzanne Bump

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Mary Connaughton State Auditor Suzanne Bump

Auditor's Race: Suzanne Bump and Mary Connaughton in a very tight race


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Massachusetts is unusually lucky to have two extremely competent and qualified women running for State Auditor.

The race is very close. Suzanne Bump has been maintaining a slight lead in the polls. In a recent Suffolk University/7News Poll, Suzanne Bump led Mary Connaughton 29 to 27%. A Globe poll two weeks later has Bump leading Connaughton 33 to 29%. With 5 weeks left before the election, 40% of voters have still not made up their minds.

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State Auditor Suzanne Bump

Newspapers Across America Endorse Susanne Bump for State Auditor

[ed_note]We got this message from the Campaign of Susanne Bump for State Auditor[/ed_note]

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Suzanne Bump

Candidate for State Auditor Favored By Newspapers from Every Region of the Commonwealth

Suzanne Bump, a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts State Auditor, has received the endorsement of more newspapers in the Democratic Primary than both of her opponents combined, and is favored by a wide array of newspapers from every region of the Commonwealth. Her list of endorsements include:

The Boston Globe – “Bump has a clearer fix than her opponents on how the auditor’s office might be used for the public good.”

The Salem Evening News – “Suzanne Bump….has impressive service in both the public and private sectors and the credentials to serve in this important watchdog role.”

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Guy Glodis State Auditor

Glodis will "Reign" in Wasteful Spending

Glodis has mailed out a brochure with a spectacular gaffe in the title. David Bernstein at the Phoenix quips that the title was meant to read “Glodis Will Reign Over Wasteful Spending.”

How a typo as bad as this one went out in a mailing to voters is beyond comprehension. You’d think that with $800k campaign cash Glodis would be able to afford a copy editor.

Guy Glodis Mary Connaughton Mike Lake Patronage Jobs State Auditor

Mike Lake Calls for Sheriff Guy Glodis to Resign Over his Refusal to Pay Taxes

Suzanne Bump Issues a Statement Condemning Glodis’ Failure to Pay Taxes

Plus a list of Guy Glodis’ “top 10″ other Ethics Problems

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The Globe published an article today about political campaign committees who have failed to pay taxes on earnings from the investments made with campaign money. Most of the candidates (Tim Cahill, Tim Murray, and Martha Coakley), have acknowledged the oversight and said they will pay their taxes immediately.

Guy Glodis’ campaign is also named, but he is taking a very strange position – he claims that it wasn’t an oversight – and he won’t pay.

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Plymouth County Republican Straw Poll Results

The Plymouth County GOP held a straw poll last night that gives us some insight into a number of Plymouth County Republican primaries.

Not a lot of surprises here, but except maybe how lopsided some of the results were. Results after the jump.

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State Auditor Suzanne Bump

Suzanne Bump Has Collected an Impressive Number of Endorsements

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The Suzanne Bump campaign has been rolling out several press-releases per week with the endorsement’s she’s gathering. I asked them to send us a complete list of her endosements so far. Seeing them all at once gives us a clearer picture of who is lining up behind her, and what her political constituencies are.

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State Auditor Suzanne Bump

Suzanne Bump Endorsed by Mass. Coalition for New Americans

Suzanne Bump

The “Massachusetts Coalition for New Americans” has endorsed Suzanne Bump for state Auditor. Their press release follows:

The Massachusetts Coalition for New Americans has announced its endorsement of Democrat Suzanne Bump for State Auditor.  The Commonwealth’s former Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Bump has been endorsed by Congressmen Barney Frank and John Olver, numerous state legislators and mayors and outgoing State Auditor Joe DeNucci.  Former Secretary Bump also was the top vote getter for Auditor at the Democratic State Convention in Worcester on June 5th.

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Candidates for State Auditor: Bump, Connaughton, Glodis, Lake and Jain

There are 5 candidates running for Massachusetts State Auditor:

CandidateMediaFinanceNotes
» Suzanne Bump (D)
» Guy Glodis (D)
» Mike Lake (D)
» Mary Connaughton (R)
» Kamal Jain (R)
» Nat Fortune (G)

What does the State Auditor do?

The office of the state auditor (OSA) provides oversight into state agencies to make sure that funds are being spent legally, wisely and for the purposes intended by the legislature. The OSA is a watchdog agency that looks out for such things as:

  • lax financial controls which could result in state money being embezzled
  • conflicts of interest in awarding state contract
  • fraud, waste etc.

State Auditor is a position where political party or ideology matters less  than the auditor being someone with experience understanding how large organizations are funded, what are good accounting practices and most importantly someone with the highest level of integrity and honesty.

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