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Brad Williams and Michael Rush to Debate on BNN TV, October 27th, 7pm

Brad Williams and Michael Rush will appear on BNN TV’s show Talk of the Neighborhood’s tonight at 7:00pm. The debate will be moderated by the host of the show, Joe Heisler. The show runs from 7:00pm to 8:00, and it can be seen in the Boston area on either Comcast 9 or RCN 15. The debate can also be seen live-streaming on the web at http://www.bnntv.org/

Williams has been trying to get Rush to debate him all through the campaign. Looks like he’s finally cornered Rush into debating. We’ll try to get the video up after the debate.

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Brad Williams releases the Williams Way: an Economic Plan to get Massachusetts moving again

Brad Williams

Massachusetts is facing serious and difficult challenges this election year, as evidenced by significant discontent on behalf of voters and by the refusal of most incumbents to debate and defend their records. I would like to take this opportunity to let the people of this district know what I believe, and how my ideas differ from those of the Democrats currently representing them. The two biggest challenges facing us today in Massachusetts are reversing the rapid expansion of state government over the last decade and transforming it into the creation of private sector jobs. The Williams Way covers three areas: an economic plan, state budget reform, and good government reforms. To illustrate how my plan differs from other recently elected officials, I have included the relevant roll calls.

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Brad Williams Talks Public Safety

Brad Williams

Two recent incidents in and near the Suffolk and Norfolk District have shaken neighbors due to their violent nature and disregard for human life. Neither a senseless murder for a pizza and one hundred dollars nor the execution-style murder of four individuals, including a toddler, can be tolerated in the City of Boston or anywhere.

I applaud Mayor Menino, Boston Police Commissioner Davis and District Attorney Conley for their swift condemnation and public statements in the aftermath of both crimes. I share their outrage and commitment to not let thugs and cowards terrorize us.

As I have campaigned throughout the district this year, too many police officers have told me that they are understaffed and potentially outgunned. I am committed to having the appropriate resources in place to maintain public safety and protect our men and women who put themselves in harm’s way everyday.

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Brad Williams challenges Mike Rush to sign the No New Taxes Pledge

Brad Williams

Open Letter to Representative Michael F. Rush from State Senate Candidate Brad Williams

Dear Representative Rush,

As a current Commonwealth legislator, I am sure you have seen how the economic downturn has hurt Massachusetts families. Over the last four years, state government has raised taxes eight times, making it more difficult for households and small business to make ends meet. As a home and small business owner, I find these tax increases unacceptable and counter to economic growth. Consequently, I have taken Citizens for Limited Taxation’s No New Taxes Pledge. The Pledge mandates that I shall not vote for any new tax or tax increase when elected to the Massachusetts State Senate.

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Brad Williams Calls for Five Debates with Mike Rush

Brad Williams

Dear Representative Rush,

Let me first congratulate you on your primary day victory on September 14th. As both of us know, there are two different and distinct parts of the campaign season. The primary election culminated the first component and now we enter an exciting and frantic final forty-five days.

I firmly believe that the foundation of the American political process is an informed electorate. We have a fundamental responsibility, as candidates for public office, to express clearly our beliefs and policy positions. By doing so, we ensure the outcome of the November 2nd election will be the product of knowledgeable and dedicated voters. I believe the best way to achieve this result is public debate between candidates.

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As the Probation Department Scandal and Inquiry Widens, Rush’s Silence is Deafening

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Mike Rush
Mike Rush

State Representative Rush failed to adequately respond to State Senate candidate Brad Williams’ call for Rush to fully disclose and explain his involvement with the Massachusetts Probation Department scandal as outlined by the Boston Globe Spotlight Team on May 23, 2010. In an article published on May 29, the Boston Globe states, “Rush responded in an e-mail to the Globe, writing, ‘I have no comment.’”

Williams stated that “Rush’s flip response to these serious allegations against him only serve to discredit Rush’s denials of impropriety. In particular, he should respond to allegations from within and outside of the Probation Department that he has used his position on the House Ways and Means Committee to unduly influence the hiring decisions at the Probation Department – or what I called ‘tribal patronage’ in a recent Boston Globe article.” As long as the Probation Department is under investigation, Williams calls on Representative Rush to disclose and disgorge any campaign contributions received from Probation Department employees and their families over his four terms in office.

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Mike Walsh challenges Rep. Mike Rush on lack of accessibility to voters

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh is a candidate for the State Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Marian Walsh. His competitor for the Democratic primary is Rep. Mike Rush. In a message to us, Mr. Walsh notes the Mike Rush’s campaign web site doesn’t list any contact info, and questions if Mike Rush will be similarly inaccessible as a senator. Mike Walsh’s message follows:

Reach out to the People who want to be your next state Senator?

In the Democratic Primary on Tuesday September 14,  two individuals are seeking to replace Marian Walsh as your next state senator.  Mike Rush, an incumbent state representative for West Roxbury, and Michael Walsh an attorney representing injured workers and their families for 22 years.

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Mike Walsh Announces Candidacy for Suffolk and Norfolk State Senate

Mike Walsh

Attorney Mike Walsh, Democract from Westwood, officially announced his candidacy for the Suffolk and Norfolk State Senate District. (Westwood, Norwood, Dedham, West Roxbury, Roslindale and Hyde Park )

State Rep. Mike Rush is also running for the seat, but he has been dogged by his close ties to the Probation Department Patronage Scandal. It’s a dirty and fascinating story about how insider politics works in Massachusetts.

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Brad Williams Calls on Mike Rush to Address Probation Department Scandal

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Update: Rush denies involvement in note to Roslindale Transcript

Brad Williams and Rep. Mike Rush are both candidates for State Senate in the Suffolk and Norfolk District currently represented by Marian Walsh who is not seeking re-election.

Rep. Rush has been deeply entangled in the recent Probation Department patronage jobs scandal. It has been reported that Rep. Rush is one of the people who are able to help family and political supporters secure jobs at Probation, and that he was instrumental in getting a promotion for his father James Rush. Two years after being promoted to Chief Probation Officer, James Rush retired under a cloud of allegations of racial and sexual harassment of two employees at Probation. It is said that Mike Rush has been seeking revenge against Justice Mulligan ever since.

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Suffolk & Norfolk Senate District Candidates: Rush, Walsh, Williams

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» Mike Rush (D) $6,423 incumbent
» Mike Walsh (D) $1,151
» Brad Williams (R) $7,005

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