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Fargo Dahlberg Martinez

Sandi Martinez Wins Endorsement of Mass Citizens for Life PAC

[ed_note]We received this note from Sandi Martinez, candidate for the 3rd Middlesex Senate District[/ed_note]

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Sandi Martinez

Sandi Martinez, candidate for State Senate in the Third Middlesex District has announced that her candidacy has been endorsed by Massachusetts Citizens for Life PAC. Mass Citizens for Life is the oldest and largest right to life advocacy group in the state. It includes people from all backgrounds, creeds and walks of life who work to restore respect for all human life at every stage of life through educational and legislative activity.

Martinez is one of five primary candidates that were endorsed by MCFL PAC in 2010. Madeline McComish, Chairman of the MCFL State Political Action Committee, stated “Massachusetts is very fortunate to have so many fine, pro-life candidates in this Primary. The PAC encourages all those who care about the unborn, the disabled, or the elderly to vote pro-life on September 14th.”

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Petrucelli Addivinola

Frank Addivinola: Massachusetts is waiving our rights to elect a President

[ed_note] We received this editorial from Frank Addivinola, candidate for 1st Suffolk & Middlesex Senate District.[/ed_note]

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Frank Addivinola

The Massachusetts Legislature approved a new law that bypasses the Electoral College system used by the states to elect a President. This new law would ensure that the winner is determined by the national popular vote and all 12 of our state’s electoral votes will be awarded to the candidate who receives the most votes nationally.

Our founding fathers established the Electoral College system because our country was created as a Federal Republic. They wanted to prevent that a President be elected by large urban centers and gave individual states the power to participate in the outcome.

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Berry Jolitz GIC Insurance State Senate

Richard Jolitz: Legislature and Unions must work with Communities

Richard Jolitz

In the early part of the twentieth century unions played a very important part in workers’ right and ensuring that employers did not take advantage of their workforce. They still have a role today to help protect workers and give them a voice in their workplace.  However, in the current extremely difficult economic climate, the unions, particularly the public sector unions, must realize that they might be about to kill the proverbial goose who lays the golden egg.

I work in a union shop in my everyday employment as an EMT.  I even became a Union Shop Steward to be a more active participant in protecting my fellow employees when in need but I also understand that as part of a union we, the workers, have to be willing to work with management to protect jobs.

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Rush Williams Walsh

Senate candidate Michael Walsh seeks debates with Mike Rush

[ed_note]We received the following press release from Michael Walsh, a candidate for the Suffolk & Norfolk Senate District:[/ed_note]

Michael Walsh

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Michael Walsh and Michael Rush are the Democratic candidates running for the Senate seat, that covers West Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park, Westwood, Norwood and Dedham, and which is being vacated this year with the departure of Senator Marian Walsh after eighteen (18) years in office.

“Voters deserve the opportunity to hear from the candidates, and what we have to offer them, as their next Senator before they go to the polls in September.” Walsh said,  “This seat is too important to the future of our communities, and should not be limited to individual speeches and literature.”

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Berry Jolitz

Richard Jolitz: U.S. Citizens Should be First in Line for Public Benefits

Richard Jolitz

Passage of the Arizona immigration bill has brought the subject of illegal immigration into the public limelight with new clarity.

Opposition to this legislation has even touched Massachusetts with the Boston City Council passing a boycott, followed by an attempt to do the same in Worcester. There can be little doubt of the polarizing nature of this subject when you see 125 people show up to protest in Worcester at that council meeting.

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Fargo Dahlberg Martinez

Former GOP Chairman backs Sandi Martinez for the Third Middlesex Senate Seat

Sandi Martinez

Former Mass GOP chairman Jim Rappaport joins Martinez campaign as honorary Co-chair.

Businessman, and former Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party, Jim Rappaport, has endorsed Sandi Martinez in the race for the Third Middlesex Senate seat.

“The Commonwealth is buried in debt, our taxes and regulations are overwhelming us, and out of control spending is going to break us,” said Rappaport. He continued: “Now, more than ever, it is time for a change; Sandi Martinez is our agent for change in the Massachusetts State Senate!”

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209a Creem Rudnick Cynthia Creem

Rudnick Calls on Sen. Creem to Recuse Herself from Alimony Reform

Charles Rudnick

This just in from Charles Rudnick:

NEWTON (July 19) – The following is a statement from Charles Rudnick, Democratic candidate for the State Senate seat representing Brookline, Newton, and Wellesley:

“Sen. Cynthia Creem must immediately recuse herself from any role in legislation pertaining to divorce law given the clear and disturbing conflicts of interest detailed Sunday and today in the Boston Globe. This type of conflict undermines the public’s confidence in the Legislature and its ability to manage issues like this impartially. I have pledged to be a full-time Senator to avoid even the appearance of such conflicts, as well as to provide more effective leadership on the complex challenges facing the Commonwealth. I hope Sen. Creem’s volunteered recusal will help end the logjam on meaningful alimony reform.” read more »

Creem Rudnick

Charles Rudnick Challenges Creem to Six Debates

Charles Rudnick
Charles Rudnick

Sen. Cynthia Creem counters that she has already agreed to 4 debates.

The Creem-Rudnick race is heating up, and it looks like it may become a contentious one. It is looking a lot like the mirror image of the Needham race between Smulowitz and Harkins: a young progressive candidate in a primary challenge against a long serving incumbent.

Like that race we are already seeing some sniping back and forth. Back in May Rudnick criticized Creem for not doing enough about the probation department patronage scandal.

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Creem Rudnick

Cindy Creem Running Push Polls – Must be Getting Nervous About Rudnick Campaign

Cynthia Creem

There is some buzz over on Greg Reibman’s Wicked Local Blog that Sen. Cynthia Creem is running some push polling in her district.

According to people who have received the calls, the polling company is American Directions Group. They are mainly a campaign consulting group and not a proper polling company.

One commenter, Julia Malakie, reported on the push nature of the poll:

I got this poll this afternoon! I said, “I’m undecided” and the person said something like ‘Cindy Creem is the incumbent senator who’s been fighting for educations, etc etc… [no, they didn’t say et cetera] … Please remember to vote in September.’

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Rush Williams Walsh

Brad Williams Comments on Rep. Mike Rush's Lack of Accessibility

Brad Williams

Mike Walsh recently criticized Rep. Mike Rush’s lack of responsiveness. We contacted the other candidates in this race, Brad Williams and Mike Rush for their reaction. Brad Williams answered today:

Thanks for the chance to comment. I have lived in Representative Rush’s district for the last 15 years. Representative Rush has been in office for seven years, but it was only last December as he planned a state senate run that Representative Rush opened up a district office and set up a functional website for the community.
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