Tag Archives: Howie Carr

Governor Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill's Unhinged Response to Howie Carr

Tim Cahill

Cahill is Part of a National Pattern of Fake Spoiler Candidates

Last Friday Howie Carr ran a column asking Tim Cahill to abandon his race for Governor because he cannot win:

So Tim Cahill, let me be blunt. How can we miss you if you won’t go away?

Tim, exactly how much do-re-mi will it take to get you out of this fight? I’ve asked you this on the air, and you laughed, as if I were kidding. I wasn’t.

And Cahill answered in a letter that is just too shrill not to repost:

Howie, your latest column was confusing. You don’t want me in this race? Poor little Charlie Baker might not be able to win it on his own? Why do we bother having elections at all?

Let’s take a quick step into your fantasy world, just so we can give voters a clear picture of what you would like to see.

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Governor's Council 8th District

Governor's Council 8th District Candidates: Merrigan, Franco

The race in the Eighth District of the Governor’s Council finds a rematch of the 2008 contest between incumbent Thomas T. Merrigan (D) and Michael Franco (R).

CandidateMediaFinanceNotes
» Thomas Merrigan (D) incumbent
» Michael Franco (R)

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Audio of Thomas Merrigan interviewed by Howie Carr.

Merrigan was criticized widely because according to the Herald he “pilloried a judicial nominee who said he’d bend over backward to protect law-abiding residents – essentially accusing the would-be judge of being too tough on crime.”

3rd - McGovern Lamb Stopa

Rep. Jim McGovern has a Growing List of Challengers

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» Jim McGovern (D) incumbent
» Marty Lamb (R)
» Mike Stopa (R)
» Brian Herr (R)
» Bob Delle (R)
» Bob Chipman (R)
» Patrick Barron (I)

Map of the 3rd Congressional District:

Map of the 3rd Congressional District

The race for Jim McGovern’s 3rd Congressional District is heating up.

The 3rd district is the fourth most conservative district in Massachusetts.

More analysis of the race is available at RedMass.

Howie Carr makes a good point: Why are there so many Republicans running for Capitol Hill instead of Beacon Hill?

We’ve got 4 challengers for Jim McGovern, 4 challenging Bill Delahunt, 3 running against Barney Frank, 11 running against Niki Tsongas, and the list goes on. Most of these challengers haven’t even held statewide office.

Massachusetts needs political reform at the state level much more than it needs it at the federal level. A lot of these guys would be solid challengers for the state legislature instead of long shots for Congress.

Updated: New candidates as of March 23rd. Republicans smell blood, and like sharks, it just keeps attracting more of them.