Category Archives: State Senate

Rush Williams Walsh

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.

Rush Williams Walsh

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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Berry Jolitz

Supporting the Troops, Senate Candidate Richard Jolitz and the Beverly Republican City Committee to help Operation Troop Support

Richard Jolitz

On Sunday, August 29, 2010, Dick Moody, of Danvers, spoke to the Beverly Republican City Committee at their monthly meeting about Operation: Troop Support. Retired Colonel Moody explained how important it is to keep Care Packages going overseas to our men and women in uniform. These small items will make daily life a little easier in Iraq and Afghanistan and give our soldiers an important psychological lift from fellow Americans. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Richard Jolitz, candidate for State Senate in the 2nd Essex district, immediately enlisted the help of the BRCC and its Cabot Street Campaign Headquarters to accept donations and host an event with Operation Troop Support.

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Alimony Reform Creem Rudnick

Does Cynthia Creem Have a Conflict of Interest on Alimony Reform?

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The Globe Says Yes – Creem Says No. What are the Facts?

Cynthia Creem is Senate co-chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. In that position she has the power, along with Representative Eugene O’Flaherty, of deciding the Committee’s agenda. That power allows a legislator to essentially block any bill before that committee. If there is a law that either chair doesn’t want to see passed – it doesn’t matter how much support it has – the chair persons can block it.

She is also a practicing divorce attorney. She charges over $400 per hour to represent clients.

She is a partner at her family’s law firm, Stone Stone & Creem. As a founding partner, Sen. Creem has a financial interest in every case handled by a high end law firm with 4 partners. At over $400 per hour, it is likely that almost every case handled by her firm will consider Alimony.

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Sandi Martinez Announces More Endorsements from Current and Former State Legislators

Sandi Martinez

Sandi Martinez, candidate for State Senate in the Third Middlesex, has announced the endorsements of several current and former State Legislators.

State Representative Robert S. Hargraves of Groton joins former State Senator Edward P. “Ned” Kirby of Whitman, and former State Representative Marianne W. Brenton of Burlington, in endorsing Sandi Martinez.

Representative Hargraves said, “I have known Sandi Martinez for a long time. She is unyielding in her commitment to family values and honest, transparent Government. I know her to be of impeccable character and stateliness. She is the right person at the right time for the Massachusetts Senate.” Sandi Martinez appreciates Hargraves support. “I am honored to have the endorsement of a fine public servant like Bob Hargraves. He has been a voice of reason in the legislature. He fought hard and will certainly be missed” said Martinez.

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Creem Rudnick

Charles Rudnick: Pro-Choice Candidate for Senate

[ed_note]Charles Rudnick, candidate for state senate in the 1st Middlesex and Norfolk Senate District released the following statement today.[/ed_note]
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Charles Rudnick
Charles Rudnick

Democratic state Senate candidate Charles Rudnick reasserted today his unwavering support for a woman’s right to choose and his long history of working for female candidates for office and the issues they champion.

“I will take a back seat to no one when it comes to fighting for women’s rights to choose, to earn equal pay, to receive equal treatment in all facets of the workforce,” Rudnick said.

Rudnick, who is running for the Senate seat representing Newton, Brookline and Wellesley, made his comments after a last-ditch political mailing in the race misled some supporters about his position.

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Gloves Come Off at Debate Between Chris Doherty and Eileen Donoghue

Last night Donoghue and Doherty, candidates for the 1st Middlesex Senate District, debated at Nashoba High School. Doherty has been running an exceptionally negative campaign. Doherty is finally answering him aggressively, and sparks really flew at this debate.


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The debate starts at about 14:30.

In her opening statement Donoghue pointed out how Doherty has been running a negative campaign. The debate gets aggressive at 24:00 when the moderator asks about Doherty’s negative attacks. Donoghue calls characterized Doherty’s attacks:

I think illegal is illegal and I would enforce the law. He used it to try to distort my position today and that is unfair. It was just a cheap shot.

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