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Mary Connaughton State Auditor Suzanne Bump

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

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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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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State Auditor Suzanne Bump

Suzanne Bump Has Collected an Impressive Number of Endorsements

Suzanne Bump

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

There are 5 candidates running for Massachusetts State Auditor:

» 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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