New Leadership for the Massachusetts Republican Assembly

Massachusetts Republican Assembly (The Assembly) Announces Officers for 2015-2016 Election Session

Surge in Conservative Massachusetts Candidates Leads to Growth in Republican Assembly;  Mary Lou Daxland Elected President at Spirited Convention

 

WORCESTER, Mass. (January 2015) – The Massachusetts Republican Assembly (The Assembly), the ‘Republican wing of the Republican Party’, today announced the results for its biennial elections held at their state-wide convention on January 10, 2015.

Mary Lou Daxland was elected as president of the growing conservative political organization which recently played a key grass-roots role in the initiative petition process to repeal the automatic gas tax increase law, helping to collect tens of thousands of signatures.   In addition to being one of the original 10 signatories on the recall petition, Ms. Daxland has been involved in the recent surge of support for conservative Republican candidates in a variety of elections statewide, and was instrumental in helping to bring the conservative point of view to the Massachusetts State Committee (MA-GOP) which runs the Republican Party in Mass. (The Assembly is a separate, nationally chartered organization).

“I’m truly honored to be able to work with so many dedicated, common-sense activists, from Tea Party members to 2nd Amendment activists to so many other conservative groups in this state, many of whom were represented at our biennial election convention,” the newly elected president said.

“The Assembly cuts a wide swath throughout the state, bringing together conservatives to hold the Republican party accountable, and to ensure that Massachusetts taxpayers and families have a voice, a strong, unwavering voice, that will never, never back down to the aggressive government-fueled extremists,” Ms. Daxland added.

The new president will be aided by an elected board consisting of long-serving outgoing president David Kopacz, Vice President Mark Bergeron, Secretary Rob Aufiero, Treasurer Keith Davis, National Committee Woman Marie Bergeron, National Committee Man Brian Kennedy, and Directors at Large Lee Ann Kay, Lonnie Brennan, Bill McCarthy, Ron Beatty and Alex Veras. The president and vice president of each of nine congressional districts also serve on the guiding board.

ABOUT THE ASSEMBLY

The Assembly has always been and shall remain an ardent voice for conservative Republican Principles and Candidates. The late President, Ronald Reagan called the Republican Assemblies, “The conscience of the Republican Party.” Let there be no doubt, the Assembly shall always be faithful to this high calling.

The late President Reagan was often called the “Happy Warrior.” Standing firm on conservative principles, he remained the epitome of respect, civility, and decorum. Civility and respect for all men are indeed also truly conservative ideals. Likewise, the title Happy Warrior should be the moniker of all true conservatives. Conservatives profess a genuinely positive message. We stand for Life, Family, Liberty, Property, Personal Responsibility and Upward Mobility for everyone who wishes to take advantage of many opportunities our Free Market system offers. We believe in limited government and local governance in accord with the Constitution. We champion the first principles espoused in the Nation’s founding documents.

We shall continue to our mission to reform both the MA-GOP Platform so that reflects core conservative values. Likewise, we will be tireless in our efforts to bring about transparency and integrity in the way the Massachusetts’ Republican Party conducts business.

That said; when an opportunity to work with less conservative Republicans arises, we will gladly do so. A perfect example is the recent effort to repeal the indexing of the gas tax. MARA members played a huge role in getting the measure on the ballot and assuring passage this past November. Yet moderate Republicans, Independents and common sense Democrats also made significant contributions in this citizen-activist led initiative. Not only does this sort cooperation make good political sense, but also it lends opportunity for people of diverging opinions, to work together and dialogue respectfully. Fighting together in the trenches, we can build relationships and bridges. In the process, it affords the possibility of changing minds.

We will never waiver from our Mission of promoting Conservatism and reform. We will not shrink back from holding our fellow Republicans accountable for abandoning our core Republican principles. Our primary objective remains opposing the Progressive Agenda and refuting the false premises promulgated by “the Left,” with the assistance of their fawning-liberal mainstream media. We fight respectfully in the arena of ideas, where we shall win because our ideas and ideals are rooted in respect for human dignity and the God given freedoms bestowed upon us.

Mary Lou Daxland for Mass Republican Assembly President.

Mary Lou Daxland photo
On Saturday January 10th the Massachusetts Republican Assembly will convene in Worcester for our Biennial Election of Officers.

Vote Core Values would to proudly add our endorsement to  the growing number of impeccable Conservative individuals and organizations that have endorsed Mary Lou Daxland to be the next President of the Massachusetts Republican Assembly(MARA).

Mary Lou has been called the “Glue that keeps MARA together.” She’s been involved in the organization since 2009 and has done the hard work to help build Local Chapters and the State Organization. She currently holds the office of National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) National Committee Woman. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, the icing on the cake.

We could attempt to list all of her accomplishments, but others before us have shared  many of Mary Lou’s significant contributions , that we’d like to share some of their their beautiful words.

Ms. Sharron Angle:
(2010 Nevada Senate Candidate and President of NFRA in a receent letter addressed to MARA Members said — Note this is not an official endorsement simply a statement made.)

…your National Committeewoman ,Mary Lou Daxland, who has represented you well at the national level and has been a tireless servant in creating a thriving MARA….                                      

The Honorable Geoff Diehl:                                                                    

(MA State Representative — Conservative/Reformer and lead spokesman for the Tank the Gas Tax Ballot Initiative)

Mary Lou Daxland has been a friend and ally in the work I’ve set out to do to reform state government and I am proud to endorse her for President of the Massachusetts Republican Assembly. From her tireless work on the repeal of the indexed gas tax to her ongoing ability to marshal teams of volunteers, to support conservative candidates and initiatives, I can’t think of anyone I could rely upon more to lead such an important organization, especially at a time when our state needs the work ethic and values of MARA the most.                                                    

Steve Aylward:
(State Committeeman–Conservative Leader on State Committee–Chairman of the Tank the Gas Tax Ballot Question Committee)

In politics, there are two kinds of people.  Those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk.  It takes no more than a literature drop in the rain, signature gathering in the cold, or a door knocking expedition on a long, lonely country road to come to that realization.  It is a lesson quickly learned, but not quickly forgotten…

And do not forget that in her words to Endorsement Conventions, Sharron Angle reminds us that we should always be inclined endorse and support those who have a history of accomplishment.  Mary Lou Daxland is all about getting things done.

I first met Mary Lou back in 2011.  At that time, I had become convinced that we needed a comprehensive plan to get good Republicans elected to the Republican State Committee.  Mary Lou was at our first strategy meeting in Southborough, our last meeting, and every meeting in between.  When others faded into the background, or moved on to other things, , Mary Lou was always there.  She sought out candidates from east to west, and never stopped working until we did the impossible.  We became the most effective voting bloc, the most dominant voting bloc and the most feared voting bloc  on the State Committee.  Having head manned the effort, I can tell you without reservation that our gains on State Committee never would have happened without the insight, political judgment, networking capability  and perseverance of Mary Lou Daxland.

But that was only the tip of the iceberg.  In the Sullivan signature drive,  Mary Lou was at the forefront.  The effort required 10,000 signatures in just a few weeks.  Conservatives got over 30,000, with Mary Lou leading the charge.  Then came her efforts to secure good participation in events to help grow the coffers for MARA.  K Carl Smith, Huckabee, and the like.  All designed to raise not only money, but raise awareness of MARA as well.  All done with Mary Lou’s leadership and dedication.

The Steinhoff special election got the attention of the MA GOP, and was one of the things that brought them to the realization that MARA was a force.  Coupled with the gas tax signature drive, Mary Lou’s leadership and hard work had the State Committee finally acknowledging and applauding MARA in their meetings.  Not because of what we said, but because of what we did.  Incredible!  The common thread in all of it was Mary Lou.

But what separates Mary Lou is more than just hard work.  It is that Mary Lou eats, breathes, and sleep MARA, to the point that she motivates others to be involved.  She unites others in the cause we all believe in. She knows people, and the people she knows want to work with her and for her, because of her sincerity and love for the cause.

In all of my involvement with MaryLou, I have never known her to miss a Board Meeting, a Conference call, or even a Conference at National.  Every time I called her and asked her for help getting a conservative caucused in for State Committee, to attend or support a fundraiser for a conservative, or the like.  Mary Lou was always there.  And going forward, she will always be there.  I am honored to call her a friend, and I enthusiastically endorse her for president of the Republican Assembly.

The Jazz Patriot:                                                                                      

( The Jazz Patriot is run by Tom Wholley: Citizen Journalist, Bible Believing Christian, Constitutional Conservative, and US Navy Veteran Blogging For Life, Liberty, And The Right To Own Private Property)

 

She [Mary Lou Daxland]] joined MARA in 2009 and began hosting and organizing successful fundraisers for conservative candidates, one of MARAs primary responsibilities including a successful fundraiser at her home in Westport, MA in 2010, for Congressional Candidate Earl Sholley. It was such a success that she continued sponsoring annual summer fundraisers at her home in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, enabling many conservative candidates to run for offices at the grass roots level as well as for Mark Alliegro, who ran for Congress from the 9th Congressional District, and missed winning the GOP Primary by a meer 526 votes….

 

….A tireless worker, during her tenure as Vice President of Chapter 4, founder and President of Chapter 9, she co-authored the by- laws for Chapters to be organized under the US Congressional District Maps. In 2011 she re-worked the membership under the New State Redistricting Guidelines and helped Chapter 6 organize. In 2013 she helped organize the Statewide Officer Election and was elected herself to the position of National Committeewoman in recognition of her dedication to MARA and her knowledge of policies and procedures. During her tenure one of the most common phrases heard at MARA chapter meetings throughout the State is … “I don’t know, let’s call Mary Lou.”

We recommend you read the entire Jazz Patriot Endorsement.  

Robert Cappucci:                                                                                      

(State Committeeman, Former MARA Chapter 5 Vice President, 2012 Republican State Senate Candidate, and well known Conservative Activist).

…This Saturday is [MARA’s] annual convention where they will hold elections for new leadership. I wish all candidates running for MARA offices luck, Godspeed, and blessings. Of the two candidates running for President of MARA I will only say that I respect both of them for their hard work and it would have been difficult for me to choose which one to vote for as I admire them both so very much. However, Mary Lou Daxland would most assuredly have gotten my vote because she is an amazing tour du force whose energy is endless in our shared conservative causes and for conservative candidates. She has opened her home and her heart on countless times for all of us at one point or another including the person who is challenging her for the Presidency of MARA.

My fellow and former MARA brothers and sisters, humbly, respectfully, and with great appreciation, I ask for you to please vote for Mary Lou Daxland as your next President of MARA this Saturday in Worcester. I hope you all have a great day and I will sorely miss being there. God bless you all.

Much more can be said about Mary Lou and her service to MARA. Indeed most of the quotes are just small excerpts from rather lengthy endorsements. 

Most importantly, Mary Lou has been repeatedly endorsed by a plethora of rank and file MARA members. It would be it too long to list them all… But suffice to say Mary Lou has been endorsed by the following MARA Chapters….. Chapter 3,4,5, and 9. That is 4 out of 7 Chapters. 2 Chapters 1 & 6 did not endorse anyone and Chapter 2, Mark Fisher’s home Chapter decided to endorse Mr. Fisher.

Mary Lou’s list of accomplishments and contributions to MARA and the Massachusetts Conservative movement are many indeed, so many that if you read all her endorsement, you might not get to half her resume. We won’t attempt cover all the specific activity she’s been involved in since 2008…. But We’d be remiss if we didn’t at least list some of the candidates that she in some way shape or form volunteered her time talent and treasure to, or participated in an effort to recruit.

State Committee Candidates:

Steve AylwardTim SullivanHorace MelloMarie BergeronMark BergeronDeb MartelSheila MullinsAlex VerasMike FarquarGeorgan McGahaRobert CappucciFrancis Stanton

Mark Swan (late in 2012 — caucus to replace the late Bill Nickerson)

In addition Mary Lou personally supported many conservative incumbent State Committee members in 2012 re-election bids, including but not limited to Linda Rapoza and Bill McCarthy.

Conservative Candidate for Federal Office:

US. Senate
Michael Sullivan 

U.S Congress

Earl SholleyDavid SteinhofMark Aliegro

Candidates for MA Statewide offices:

Governor
Mark Fisher  (Work includes but not limited to securing the endorsement of the Westport RTC, distributing signs, and dropping 3,000 pieces of literature.)

State Auditor
Kamal Jain (2010)Patricia Saint Aubin (2014)

Local Candidates:

State Representatives
Keiko OrallDavid SteinhofDan AllieClaudette JosephJeff Bailey

State Senate

Robert CappucciRon BeattyJames Erhard

In addition Mary Lou was instrumental in seeing the follow candidates received MARA PAC Contributions in 2014.

Mark FisherMark AlliegroRobert CappucciDan AllieJim EhrhardDavid SteinhofJeff Bailey.

We’d like to say a few words about Mark Fisher.  Vote Core Values gave Mr. Fisher stellar ratings across the board on the issues during his bid to first win a spot on MA-GOP Primary Ballot and later during the Primary Season. We did so even though he struggled to clearly express his views on Abortion and Marriage. While professing to be Pro-Life, he stated the issue needed be resolved by changing the culture and not by changing the law. This could have easily been interpreted Prima Facia as being a pro-choice position. Likewise on family issues, he professed to support traditional marriage. Yet he told the Dedham Wicked Local that he opposed allowing marriage to be defined by the voters at the ballot box. Nevertheless, Vote Core Values gave Mr. Fisher the benefit of the doubt.  We believed then as we believe now, that he is genuinely Pro-Life and Pro-Traditional Marriage. His inability to clearly articulate his position on these critical conservative issues, were chalked up as first time candidate missteps, not knowing how to handle the media, and simply just being “green”…but all time being truly principled.

We still believe Mr. Fisher is truly a principled conservative. But he still remains green. Therefore we Vote Core Values cannot support him for the position of President of MARA, which is a political organization. Being MARA President requires a great deal of Political Savvy along with being extremely principled.

As the campaign continued Mr. Fisher proved himself to be solid debater and an even better, downright inspiring speaker. Mark has a unique ability to orate majestically and poetically about God, Family, and Country…. about the Patriots at Lexington Green and Bunker Hill. But running a Political Organization requires much more than inspirational meter. It requires knowing the ins and out of running campaigns, developing cogent strategies that effectively communicate our message and principles, not to mention win elections. It requires a track record of recruiting, developing, and supporting candidates. While Mr. Fisher has some experience in this area, it is not sufficient to warrant entrusting MARA into his hands. And certainly his political resume is dwarfed by record Mary Lou Daxland can claim.

Mr. Fisher has thus far proven that with some more work and further polishing he can be a successful candidate, should he seek an attainable office. He certainly has the main ingredient we as conservatives seek. He’s honorable and principled… the rest will come. But being a potentially successful candidate for public office, doesn’t make someone the savvy, experienced activist that the position he now seeks requires.  

We certainly are happy that Mr. Fisher is enthused about remaining involved. Some politicians would walk away and lick their wounds after such devastatingly huge primary loss. But Mark is dedicated and principled. We just believe he should have sought a different role where he could further develop his understanding of campaigns and activism while he served MARA in another capacity.

Mary Lou Daxland won’t need on the kind of on the job training Mark Fisher would need. She is indeed ready now to lead and serve MARA as President. She’s been a proven leader in MARA since 2009, starting at the bottom and working her way up.

Therefore Vote Core Valuers strongly urge all delegates to the 2015 Biennial MARA Election Convention to vote for Mary Lou Daxland to be the next President of he Massachusetts Republican Assembly.

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Judas Priest Republicans Censured By Local RTC

Watertown Republican Town Committee

A Resolution of Censure

Whereas; prior to the November 4th election, the GOP controlled roughly 15% of the State Legislature, and no Statewide Constitutional Office…

And Whereas; it was therefore incumbent upon all Republican office-holders and high-profile, celebrated former officer-holders, to actively support faithful Republicans seeking office, or at the very least not cause divisions by endorsing their Liberal Democrat opponents…

And whereas; in spite of the fact that former Governor William Weld endorsed Barack Obama for President in 2008, the MA-GOP Leadership embraced him upon his return to Massachusetts, welcoming him back into the inner circle of decision-makers and party strategists, further celebrating the former Governor as a great Party Patriarch by honoring him with the Prestigious Lincoln-Reagan Award, and then showcasing him at the 2014 State Convention…

And whereas; Former Governor William Weld endorsed Michael Day, an extremely Progressive Democrat, who was also endorsed by the Uber-liberal “Mass Alliance” group, over Caroline Colarusso, a well qualified conservative Republican running for State Representative in the Republican friendly 31st Middlesex District, in which the Weld endorsed Democrat, Michael Day, went on to win by 1%…

And whereas; Former Governor William Weld endorsed Richard Moore, another very Progressive Democrat and entrenched incumbent over Ryan Fattman another well qualified and conservative Republican rising-star in the Worcester/Norfolk State Senate District race…

And whereas; Republican Essex County Sheriff endorsed the radical agenda-driven Uber-Liberal Maura Healey over the well-qualified Republican candidate John Miller for Attorney General…

And whereas; former MA-GOP Chair and current Chair of the MA Republican State Senate PAC, Brian Cresta endorsed Theodore (Ted) Speliotis, a Progressive Democrat who holds a 10% (f-) rating from Mass Fiscal Alliance and a similar grade from Citizens for Limited Taxation, over Republican Tom Lyons in a race for 13th Essex State Representative, in which Speliotis went on to win by 2%…

And whereas; Lawrence Republican (Former) Mayor Michael J Sullivan and Republican City Councilor Marc Laplante endorsed Progressive Democrat Marcos Devers over Republican Roger Twomey in the 16th Essex race for State Representatives…

And whereas; the Republican Party unity is necessary to End to One Party Rule in Commonwealth….

And whereas; the aforementioned actions, by the aforementioned high-profile Republicans caused deep wounds to party unity, furthermore they may well have had serious negative impact on the outcomes of the aforementioned races…

Therefore be it resolved; that on this day, December 3rd, in the year of Our Lord 2014, at a regularly scheduled meeting, we the duly elected members of The Watertown Republican Town Committee condemn in the strongest possible manner, the aforementioned endorsements of Democrats by the aforementioned high profile Republicans…. And further vote to censure Former Governor William Weld, Sheriff Frank Cousins, Former MA-GOP Chair & current Chair of the MA Republican State Senate PAC Brian Cresta, Former Lawrence Mayer Michael J Sullivan, and Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante.

Be it further resolved; that The Watertown Republican Town Committee, instructs our State Committee members from the Second Suffolk & Middlesex District, Steve Aylward and Elizabeth Mahoney, and our Regional Chair Brad Williams of the 4th MA-GOP State Committee Region, to propose and or vote for a similar measure at the next MA-GOP State Committee meeting….

Be it further resolved; that The Watertown Republican Town Committee calls upon MA-GOP Chair Kirsten Hughes to publicly announce that the MA-GOP will strip former Governor William Weld of the Prestigious Lincoln-Reagan Award, that he shall no-longer be invited to speak or have any place of honor at MA-GOP functions, that he be stripped of any and all other MA-GOP awards or recognition, and that he no longer be allowed to serve as an Ex-Officio Delegate at State Conventions…

Be it further resolved; that The Watertown Republican Town Committee holds that the aforementioned Republican office holders or high-profile Republicans who endorsed Democrats, should never be given any support by the MA-GOP in any future election….

Be it further resolved; that the Watertown Republican Town Committee suggest the MA Republican State Senate PAC replace the current Chair Brian Cresta, with a faithful Republican.

Be it further resolved; that The Watertown Republican Town Committee authorizes and instructs the Chair of the Committee to release this resolution to the Media and to send copies the following:

MA-GOP Chair Kirsten Hughes

RNC-National Committeeman Ron Kaufman

RNC-National Committeewoman Chanel Prunier

State Committeeman Steven Aylward

State Committeewoman Elizabeth Mahoney

Region 4 Chair Brad Williams….

 

Signed this day Dec. 3rd 2014

___________________________________

John DiMascio Chairman Watertown RTC

Blacks ignore Obama, Riot, Steal Booze, Electronics, many wearing masks…knock out cameras

First, BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the Police in Ferguson Missouri, who did their best to ensure that no rioters killed anyone last night. Also, BIG CONGRATULATIONS for letting the world see what dumb people these rioters are: a 6 foot-five inch tall monster out of control ‘kid’ beats a cops, then charges the cop, and the cop puts him down with a bullet through the top of his head while the monster charges the cop, and the STUPID people in Ferguson think this is a great excuse to:

– break 25+ windows on businsses

– torch multiple cars

– torch multiple businesses

– break windows, loot businesses, steal booze, cell phones, electronics, anything they can get their hands on.

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RIOT2

Punks in mask and hoodies letting the police know how they feel. A true display of their intellect.

riot1Rule #1:  Make sure you pull your pants down and walk like a duck and expose your underwear to everyone before breaking into a liquor store, stealing all that you can carry. Oh, and if you’re so proud of yourself, why the masks?

 

New Black Panther Party with pipe bombs – stopped by FBI.
Politicians tossing out racist bombs.

Blacks torch a police car, break into stores, steal booze, electronics

Beauty supply shop set on fire.

Ferguson Market looted.

McDonald’s looted.

Cell phone store trashed/looted.

Firefighters trying to work.

Camera operator for Fox News attacked by blacks who destroyed camera because Fox News was videotaping the looting.  Camera broken. Reporter O.K. Uses I-phone feed to continue broadcasting from that site. Other reporters show fires, tear gas canisters, etc.

9100 – Looting STL Cordless

Like a carnival atmosphere…

 

So, a cop defends himself, kills a 6-foot monster who beat on him, cop gets his life threatened…grand jury looks at evidence, takes testimony from many, and says, there’s no reason to prosecute the cop. He did nothing wrong.

SO, Blacks disagree with death of punk, so they feel compelled to steal, again, booze, electronics, etc.  Looting, breaking windows of business. toss trash cans through windows….live tv shows punk with baseball bat beating on a business window.

Cops toss out tear gas cylinders, police in tactical gear disperse crowd, but then looters again move to other shops.

Good size fire now in front of Walgreens…two police cars now ignited…crowd gathered around it….

POLICE CAR ON FIRE.

Los Angeles – demonstration in large intersection – transit buses stopped. No violence yet. So far, violence only in Ferguson Missouri.   Folks with drums banging in the middle of the street. Stopping traffic.

Time Square  New York – large crowd building, large group of protesters with PRE_MADE SIGNS, for organized demonstrations. Expect in many other cities. New York Police not in open confrontation so far.

 

 

Steve Aylward Leads the Charge on Question 1

Aylward globe pictureOn November 4th the voters of Massachusetts said no to “Taxation Without Representation” by voting Yes on Question 1. We repealed the legislation that raised the gasoline tax automatically every year without any further debate or vote of the legislature. In so doing the Commonwealth’s voters restored representative democracy, in it’s birthplace and cradle.

 

The vast majority of credit for this effort belongs to Watertown’s own Steve Aylward. He conceived this ballot initiative. He put together a team of volunteers that gathered 146,000 signatures to get the measure on the ballot. Something “experts” said could never be done just with volunteers and who urged him to hire a professional signature-gathering firm. After leading the effort to gather signatures, Steve then developed the strategy and arguments needed to prevail at polls.

Steve performed just about every task possible in this campaign, because he is truly a “servant leader.” He’s not looking for credit; he’s looking to see that goal gets accomplished… No job is too little or beneath him. He licked envelopes, while others stuffed them, held signs, knocked on doors, made phone calls, and dropped literature. And of course he was lead spokesman for the cause, debating and demolishing well-established politicos several times on Television.

The real genius in Steve’s leadership is what he was able to do with so little money in comparison to millions of dollars spent by political cronies who stood gain financially from the automatic tax increases. While those who supported taxation without representation sought and garnered large donations from big business, big labor, and firms that had contracts with the Commonwealth, the Question supporters received smaller donations from the average working class citizen. The proponents automatic tax increases bombarded the airwaves with misinformation and out right lies. Steve Aylward, driven by his integrity and armed with the truth, motivated and led hundreds of volunteers to get the facts into voters’ hands and then made sure those voters got to polls on Tuesday November 4th.

The citizens of Massachusetts owe a debt of gratitude to Steve Aylward. The Republicans in the 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex District are indeed well represented by his servant-leadership as their State Committeeman. Finally the people of Watertown have good reason to be proud that their long-time resident played such a huge role in restoring representative democracy in the Commonwealth.

 

MassGOP Claims ‘Huge’ Victory: pick up gov’s seat, +2 senate seats, + 6 house seats

Mass. Republicans took the Governor’s seat, as hatred towards questionable extremist Martha Coakley gave Charlie Baker the win: he brought it home with 40,400 more votes than the despised one.

All state-wide seats were lost to the Democrats (Auditor, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Attorney General, as well as all Governor’s Council Seats, representatives in congress, and senators).

Indeed, despite a small army of house and senate candidates, the Mass. Republicans saw 89% of their candidates FAIL in their attempt to win seats in the Senate, and 79% of their candidates FAIL in their attempt to win seats in the House.

Despite the drumming, the Republicans not only held onto all seats, but kicked three Democrats out of office (Ryan Fattman sent Sen. Moore packing, Suzannah Whipps Lee tossed Denise Andrews to the curb, and Dave Descost garnered 59 more votes than Rhonda Nyman, retiring the extremist Democrat). The Republicans also filled 6 open seats.

So, the Republicans call it a big win:
– SENATE: they went from
36 dems to 4 republicans to
34 dems to 6 republicans

– HOUSE: they went from
131 dems to 29 repubs. to
125 dems to 25 repubs
So, the Dems. still rule Beacon Hill, but some progress was made, and if you check out Facebook, you’ll see the Republicans celebrating in the street, breaking their arms congratulating themselves (see MassGOP Exec. Dir. Rob Cunningham’s post, about what a great job he and his team did).

 

 

Chart below pretty much summarizes the state of the state as best known on the 4th….subject to minor changes….2014_11_Page_Page_07
 

 

Vote Yes on #1, IF YOU CAN find it on your ballot!

From John DiMascio:

Just heard a caller on Kuhner Country warning voters about the ballot.
Apparently on his Ballot Question 1 is in very small print on the front of the ballot on the right hand corner…. he missed it and turned it over where question 2,3,& 4 are clearly visible. He almost voted Yes on 2 thinking it was Question 1…. Not sure if this is the case in other towns…. but warn people to careful about finding Question 1 on the Ballot.. and vote yes on 1
Also, from Rabid Republican Blog (www.rabidrepublicanblog.com), you’ll note that the DEAD DEMOCRAT MAYOR TOM MENINO’s VOTE WILL COUNT.
Get out and vote, they urge. There’s a LOT of Dead Democrats and Voter Fraud to overcome.
Remember, if it ain’t close, they can’t cheat.

Ron Beaty Calls out Illegal Immigrant Supporter and Tax Raiser Dan Wolf

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BEATY RESPONDS TO DAN WOLF INTERVIEW BY WCAI, NPR RADIO STATION  

Barnstable, Cape Cod, October 16, 2014 – Ron Beaty, Tea Party Republican Candidate and Nominee for Cape & Islands State Senator stated today:

After reviewing the October 14th interview of my opponent by the local NPR radio station, I found very little said by him of any real substantive value. He was extremely short on specifics and unnecessarily long on generalities about anything he might do during a potential third term if reelected.  This might be fine if he were running as a new candidate for an open state senate seat, but he is not.

In his four years as Cape & Islands State Senator, Dan Wolf has accomplished absolutely nothing for Cape area residents to improve and make their lives better. However, last year he did conduct a failed bid to become Governor of the Commonwealth, and because of state ethics violations at the time, temporarily issued a letter of resignation from his State Senate position.

My opponent has utterly failed to create new job opportunities, encourage business start-ups, or expand much needed local economic development in the Cape and Islands. During his unremarkable four year tenure, he has voted for every major tax increase that came before him on Beacon Hill, including the sales tax and the gas tax, among others.

He sponsored a Bill to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens, and co-sponsored House Bill 1959 which would have dramatically curtailed private property rights and greatly increased population density in our cities and towns.

Regarding the 208 Water Quality Update process, Wolf claims that his involvement has been his proudest moment. The problem with that claim is that it rings hollow because this ongoing process is being undertaken by the Cape Cod Commission, decades after being mandated by the federal government. Furthermore, along with the Cape Cod Commission, Wolf has never clearly enunciated exactly how we are supposed to pay for a huge financial burden of billions of dollars in wastewater mitigation, half of which must apparently be shouldered by Cape Cod residents.

Early on, Wolf was a major proponent of an MWRA-style Cape-wide Regional Wastewater Authority with taxation powers. Cape Codders need to ask, does he quietly still hold to this hugely detrimental remedy?

Finally, Dan Wolf sits on the Cape Cod Economic Development Council (CCEDC) which distributes the hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue generated each year by the Cape & Islands License Plate Program. During the last five years, instead of awarding those funds to new small business start-ups and innovative local business expansion projects that could have created new job opportunities, approximately $2.2 Million was wastefully provided to the Cape Cod Commission for its endless Comprehensive Economic Development Study (CEDS). This was a big waste of the funds which could have properly awarded $10,000 grants to over 200 small business start-ups on the Cape Cod and Islands. Additionally, some funds also irresponsibly went to non-profit agencies which also failed to create permanent new jobs on the Cape as well.

When all is said and done, during the last four years, Dan Wolf has done nothing of any real value to benefit Cape Codders, at least from my point of view.

Borrowing a bit of wisdom from President Ronald Reagan, I  believe that voters need to ask themselves this question, “Are they better off now than they were four years ago?” If they can honestly answer Yes, then their choice is obvious. However, if their answer is No, then I ask that they vote for me, Ron Beaty, for Cape and Islands State Senator on Tuesday, November 4th.

As our newly elected State Senator, I will do what is sensible to help make our lives better here on the Cape, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard.

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Bill Welds hits the WALL-OF-SHAME for endorsing yet another socialist

Weld The ClownBilly Weld, who exudes stupidity more than arrogance (which is saying something for the oh-arrogant one), just endorsed another socialist Democrat.  This one, a guy running for rep. in Middlesex county….a guy who has been endorsed by Pandora Beads UK Sale seemingly every liberal ‘progressive’ socialist organization available (and anti-gun rights, pro-illegal immigration, pro high-taxes, pro-big-government, etc.).

Weld is, and has been, a joke amongst most Republicans.BUT, he headlined the MassGOP (botched) Convention this spring. AND, he headlined a fundraiser with Kirsten Hughes this Summer for the MassGOP.

Wonder how the MassGOP feels about dragging this, this, oh, never mind, not worth printing the words here…but wonder how the MassGOP feels about yet another backstabbing….

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p.s. What Weld says means nothing, except it reminds us of how dumb the man is.

Here he is endorsing Obama in 2008.  A move he later ‘regrets’.

Scott Lively, Martha Coakley, Charlie Baker, et. al… we’re waiting MCFL…

Governor Candidates:

Scott Lively:  Never talked about, independent, ultra-conservative, against tax money for abortions

Marth Coakley;  Always talked about, Democrat, ultra-liberal, supports tax money for abortions

Charlie Baker: Always talked about, Republican, ‘moderate liberal’, supports tax money for abortion.

So, we keep getting asked,: with the days ticking off, Mass Citizens for Life clearly cannot support Coakley or Baker…..are they going to sit out this election?