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  • Frank easily wins re-election, defeats Bielat

    11/02/2010 6:56:32 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 91 replies ^ | 11/2/10 | Andrew Ryan
    US Representative Barney Frank, the powerful House committee chairman and influential Democrat, easily won re-election today after holding off a challenge from Republican Sean Bielat. After a scare, Frank surged to victory, winning 61 percent of the vote to Bielat's 36 percent, with 62 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.
  • First numbers for Barney

    Bielat 695 Frank 522
  • My Fox Boston: So far, Barney Frank's district has one of highest turnouts in the state

    11/02/2010 12:20:45 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 112 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | November 2, 2010
    BOSTON (FOX 25 / - The Secretary of State William R. Galvin says voter turnout is expected to reach record highs. He's projecting a bigger turnout in districts with highly contested congressional races. So far, Barney Franks' district has one of highest turnouts ion the state. In Newton and North Attleboro, the lines were forming before the polls opened and the flow has been steady all day. People we spoke to say they're coming out to vote on tax issues. The questions on the ballot were important to them. Some wanted to vote against the incumbent others felt it...
  • Wow: Charlie Cook moves Barney Frank’s seat from “likely Democratic” to “lean Democratic” GO SEAN!!

    Remember, as of just a few weeks ago, this seat wasn’t even on the board. Then, for the first time in decades, MA-4 popped up in the “likely Democratic” column. And now, if you’ll pardon the pun, it’s moved a bit further to the right. I was thinking yesterday after I wrote that post about Bielat’s internal polling that maybe it wasn’t what it was cracked up to be: The topline number was conspicuously omitted (why would a pollster ever do that?) and the data was 10 days old (are the more recent numbers so grim that they had to...
  • The Most Important Day Isn't Tuesday--It's THURSDAY (Rare Opportunity in Bay State)

    10/28/2010 5:56:03 AM PDT · by suspects · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 28, 2010 | Michael Graham
    What will you be doing one week from right now? The most important date in this election isn’t, as Massachusetts Democrats want us to believe, 1991, or 1998, or even this Tuesday, Election Day. The date you should focus on like a laser beam is Thursday. Tuesday you vote. Wednesday is the postgame show. But Thursday will be the first day you fully comprehend the consequences. How are you going to feel if the Massachusetts you wake up to that morning is exactly like the one you’re living in today? How will you feel if, after four years of higher...
  • The Marine Who Has Barney Frank Worried

    10/08/2010 5:44:40 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-09-10 | JAMES TARANTO
    In a district where Scott Brown won, Sean Bielat mounts a serious challenge. 'I don't consider myself a tea party candidate," Sean Bielat tells me over dinner. "I don't know what it means." But an hour later Mr. Bielat, Rep. Barney Frank's Republican challenger, receives a hero's welcome at the Spindle City Tea Party, a gathering of nearly 200 citizen- activists in this economically depressed mill town. As he approaches the stage, they stand, applauding and chanting "Go, Sean, go!" What he tells them is consistent with this reporter's view of the tea party: "I'm starting to think that people...
  • Massachusetts' 2010 GOP Candidates Playlist

    09/23/2010 3:35:09 PM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 23, 2010 | Ponkapoag (self)
    A video playlist I compiled of the various statewide GOP candidates & the nine Congressional districts that they are running in (no 8th district candidate), runs about 30 minutes.
  • Chance to defeat Martha Coakley... Again!

    09/18/2010 5:30:34 PM PDT · by gjones77 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Martha Coakley was going to run unopposed for Attorney General here in Massachusetts after getting soundly defeated by Scott Brown (Yes, I know many here aren't fond of him anymore). Once an attorney in Milbery, MA, Jim McKenna, heard this he ran a write in campaign, and with the help of some friends received more than twice the needed 10,000 write in votes (unheard of for a Republican in Massachusetts). Well I wanted to get this out to the Mass Freepers, make sure you vote for this man in November, and check out his web site. ANd if you...
  • Update: Internet Poll on Sholley vs Bielat debate has Sholley (54%) and Bielat(46%)

    08/16/2010 1:23:44 PM PDT · by jazzpatriot · 1 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | Aug 16, 2010 | jazzpatriot
    Thursday morning, August 12, there was a debate on Rush Radio with Jeff Katz. It was the first time both candidates had debated each other. Although the Bielat campaign had refused to debate Sholley for many months now, they finally relented and allowed the debate to take place even if it was at the absurd time of 7:00 AM At the moment a poll at the Fleming and Hayes website has Sean Bielat (46%) and Earl Sholley (54%) out of a sample of 1522 voters.
  • MassResistance warns of push to purge Tea Parties of "social" issues.

    08/02/2010 12:11:35 PM PDT · by massmike · 154 replies · 128+ views ^ | 08/02/2010 | n/a
    This past Tuesday evening Brian Camenker of MassResistance addressed the Plymouth Rock Tea Party in Pembroke. Also making speeches were several well-known politicians and candidates. Two days earlier, on Sunday, a Tea Party on the Lexington Battle Green was shut down by "fiscal-only" Republicans who were upset that "social issues" would be discussed if Brian Camenker of MassResistance were present. Almost immediately after that, a member of the Plymouth Rock Tea Party (which has recently merged with the Cape and Islands group) contacted Camenker and said, "We heard what happened. Come on down and speak at our event on Tuesday."...
  • Voters tap Republican for Scott Brown’s empty seat

    05/11/2010 9:46:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies · 388+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | May 11, 2010 | Edward Mason
    Republican Richard Ross claimed the state Senate seat formerly held by Scott Brown as his Democrat opponent conceded a GOP victory last night, in a contest viewed as a referendum on Brown’s stunning U.S. Senate victory, experts said. Ross, a Wrentham state representative, defeated Democrat Peter Smulowitz, a doctor and political newcomer from Needham, not only reaffirming Brown’s win but giving the GOP added momentum heading into the November election. “Republicans can say this is a harbinger of things to come in November,” said political analyst Lou DiNatale. “Republicans want to say this is a trend.”
  • Mass GOP convention nominates most extreme pro-gay anti-family Gov & Lt. Gov candidates ever

    04/25/2010 11:06:49 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 184 replies · 2,403+ views
    MassResistance ^ | April 21, 2010
    Shuns challenger who promised "pro-family" judges. Conservatives sell out in droves. The Massachusetts Republican Party has nominated the most extreme pro-homosexual, anti-family candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor ever to run as Republicans for a state's top offices. Predictably, the results were greeted by cheers in homosexual blogs and websites across the country.  The delegates to the Massachusetts State Republican Convention last Saturday overwhelmingly nominated Charlie Baker for Governor and his hand-picked running mate Richard Tisei for Lt. Governor. As some observers put it, the RINO takeover of the Massachusetts Republican party is now complete. Vast numbers of social conservatives...
  • A GOP Governor in Massachusetts?

    04/18/2010 3:55:59 PM PDT · by rightbrained · 24 replies · 708+ views
    RHP ^ | 4/18/10
    But let's take a look at the situation here. Current Democratic Governor Deval Patrick, a close ally of President Obama, has helped run the state into the ground after Governor Romney straightened out a lot of the state government. Patrick won 55%-35% in a three-way race in 2006. Now he suffers from anemic approval ratings and in any other state would appear vulnerable. But this is Massachusetts.
  • Charles Baker wins Republican nomination (MA gov)

    04/17/2010 1:49:51 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 56 replies · 1,173+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/17/10 | Jessica van Sack
    WORCESTER - Republican Christy Mihos was muscled out of the GOP primary today as gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker took 89 percent of the delegate vote, leaving Mihos with just 11 percent, according to unofficial estimates. A buoyant Baker took the stage along with his family and running mate Sen. Richard Tisei. “We have a job to do and that job starts today,” Baker said. “And it’s to take our state back from the Beacon Hill insiders and status quo-ers and non-reformers and give the people of Massachusetts the state government they deserve.” Mihos needed just 15 percent of the...
  • Thousands to Attend "Boston Tea Party" with Sarah Palin - Wednesday - 10:00 AM

    04/13/2010 6:53:04 AM PDT · by Syncro · 132 replies · 3,195+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 13, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or  Thousands to Attend "Boston Tea Party" with Sarah Palin - Wednesday - 10:00 AMThousands of tea party activists will gather on the Boston Common this Wednesday, April 14th to join Gov. Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express (website: for a giant tea party rally.The event takes place this Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:00 AM.Boston CommonCharles Street at Beacon StreetBoston, MASpeakers and performers will include:*Gov. Sarah Palin*Home Improvement's Jim Labriola*Saturday Night Live's Victoria Jackson*Michael Graham of WTKK - Boston*Todd Feinburg of WRKO - Boston*Mark Williams & Amy Kremer - Tea Party Express Leaders*Darla...
  • Scott Brown snubs Sarah Palin, bags Tea Party rally

    04/12/2010 4:29:27 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 83 replies · 2,908+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 12, 2010 | Edward Mason
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, whose stunning victory in January was fueled in part by Tea Party anger, has snubbed the fiery grassroots group and declined its invitation to join Sarah Palin Wednesday at a massive rally on Boston Common, the Herald has learned. Brown’s decision to skip the first big rally in Boston by the group whose members are credited with helping him win election has some experts saying he’s tossed the Tea Party overboard, as he prepares for re-election in 2012.
  • Scott Brown camp: No snub intended

    04/12/2010 12:52:22 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies · 1,432+ views
    Politico ^ | April 12, 2010 | ANDY BARR
    Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) was never planning to attend a tea party rally featuring Sarah Palin this week in Boston, his staff told POLITICO, and did not intend his absence to come off as a snub. Brown spokeswoman Gail Gitcho told POLITICO that coming off of a two week legislative recess, Brown had always planned to be in Washington this week. Brown drew notice Monday after the Boston Herald reported that Brown was skipping the rally. In a story headlined “Scott Brown snubs Sarah Palin, bags Tea Party rally,” Herald reporter Edward Mason wrote that “Brown’s decision to skip the...
  • Scott Brown snubs Palin, bags Tea Party rally

    04/11/2010 9:29:15 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 117 replies · 2,996+ views ^ | Monday, April 12, 2010 | Edward Mason
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, whose stunning victory in January was fueled in part by Tea Party anger, has snubbed the fiery grassroots group and declined its invitation to join Sarah Palin Wednesday at a massive rally on Boston Common, the Herald has learned. Brown’s decision to skip the first big rally in Boston by the group whose members are credited with helping him win election has some experts saying he’s tossed the Tea Party overboard, as he prepares for re-election in 2012.
  • Barney Frank Won't Run For Reelection (Laura Ingraham On Twitter-no other confirmation)

    04/09/2010 7:35:05 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 307 replies · 14,313+ views
    Twitter/IngrahamAngle ^ | 04/09/2010 | Laura Ingraham
    @pwire Sources tell me Bawney Fwank won't run for re-election. Wants to work on the board of a bank and make $ before retirement
  • In unanimous vote Mass. House caves in to gay lobby on "anti-bully" bill

    03/25/2010 7:01:19 PM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies · 660+ views ^ | 03/25/2010 | n/a
    In an extraordinary move, the Massachusetts House of Representatives added language to the "anti-bully" bill to align it with the goals of a major homosexual activist group. (Luckily, it does NOT include the "hate speech" language that was in the original version -- which we helped get removed.) At the center of this bill is GLSEN, the "Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network". GLSEN is an aggressive and militant homosexual national activist group which targets children in the public schools. GLSEN's goal is to normalize homosexual behavior to school children, often in a very graphic manner. Here in Massachusetts, they were...
  • Scott Brown: Rachel Maddow is being recruited to be my opponent.

    03/23/2010 3:41:06 PM PDT · by GregNH · 30 replies · 1,012+ views
    Email | 3/23/2010 | Scott Brown
    Dear *****, It’s only been a couple of months since I’ve been in office, and before I’ve even settled into my new job, the political machine in Massachusetts is looking for someone to run against me. And you’re not going to believe who they are supposedly trying to recruit — liberal MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow. Rachel lives in western Massachusetts, and recently it was reported that the chairman of the state Democratic Party had apparently tried to reach out to her in an attempt to coax her into a race against me. You can read about it here. The political...
  • Scott Brown: Help Me Defeat Rachel Maddow, Who Might Run Against Me, According to Twitter

    03/23/2010 3:06:28 PM PDT · by Track9 · 32 replies · 1,164+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 3/23/10 4:58 PM | By David Weigel
    The campaign of Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), who’s got less of a cash problem than almost anyone running for office in 2012 (he has millions left over from his special election bid), points to a fairly obscure blog to stoke fears that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is being recruited to oppose him. What’s the sourcing at the blog, Universal Hub? A tweet from state Democratic Party chairman John Walsh, which looks like a botched direct message to Maddow and reads Some are talking about you running vs Scott Brown in ‘12. I’m Chair of MA Dem Party. My email is...
  • Language removed from bill in Mass.Senate.Would have criminalized criticism of homosexuality.

    03/15/2010 1:55:53 PM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies · 578+ views ^ | 03/15/2010 | n/a
    At the last minute a Senate committee removed draconian language that would criminalize criticism of homosexuality with fines and imprisonment from a bill, just before the Massachusetts Senate voted on it on Thursday. The language had been slipped into a school "anti-bullying" bill. This is a clear victory for the pro-family movement! This would have been very extreme. (And apparently it was intended to target MassResistance in particular, given our outspokenness at the State House and online.) Similar laws have been used in Canada and other countries to snuff out free speech and religious expression regarding the homosexual movement, and...
  • Massachusetts Lawmaker 16th Democrat to Leave House

    03/11/2010 8:54:16 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 21 replies · 1,052+ views
    Human Events ^ | March 10, 2010 | John Gizzi
    One day after Rep. Eric Massa (D.-NY) stunned political pundits by announcing he was stepping down after one term, the veteran Democratic House Member that everyone has guessed will call it quits made it official Thursday. At 68 and after 14 years in the House, far-left Democratic Rep. William Delahunt announced that he would not seek re-election to his Cape Cod-area House district. The lawmaker cited the usual “personal reasons” that most retiring politicians do for leaving office. In his words, “[Retirement has] got nothing to do with politics. Life is about change. I think it’s healthy. It’s time.” But...
  • Delahunt won't seek relection

    03/05/2010 3:49:49 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 36 replies · 1,760+ views ^ | March 5, 2010
    WASHINGTON - Representative William D. Delahunt will announce today that he will not seek reelection to Congress, ending a nearly 40-year career in elected office and giving Republicans hope of capturing the district, which stretches from Cape Cod to the South Shore. Discuss COMMENTS (23) “It’s got nothing to do with politics,’’ the seven-term Democrat from Quincy said yesterday. “Life is about change. I think it’s healthy. It’s time.’’ The 68-year-old lawmaker said he has been considering leaving the House for several years, but was talked out of it two years ago by the late senator Edward M. Kennedy, who...
  • Delahunt will not seek reelection (MA Congressman)

    03/04/2010 5:08:19 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 30 replies · 1,152+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 4, 2010 | Jason Tuohey
    WASHINGTON -- Representative William Delahunt will not seek re-election to Congress, the seven-term Democrat will announce tomorrow, ending a nearly 40-year career in elected office and giving Republicans hope of capturing the seat, which stretches from Cape Cod to the South Shore.
  • Rep. Delahunt says he won't run for reelection.

    03/04/2010 7:10:27 PM PST · by Peter W. Kessler · 60 replies · 1,918+ views
    AP / Yahoo ^ | March 4, 2010 | Andrew Miga
    By ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press Writer Andrew Miga, Associated Press Writer – 14 mins ago WASHINGTON – Massachusetts Rep. William Delahunt has decided not to run for re-election. The seven-term Democrat said Thursday night that his decision was not motivated by political concerns. He says in a statement that "he's been "wrestling with this decision for a while."
  • RFK's grandson decides against run for US House

    02/28/2010 1:49:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 1,021+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2010 | GLEN JOHNSON
    BOSTON (AP) - Joseph P. Kennedy III, the son of a former congressman and the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, said Sunday he had decided against running for the U.S. House from Massachusetts this year. Kennedy told The Associated Press that he wants to remain in his new job as a prosecutor in Cape Cod's Barnstable County. The 29-year-old Stanford University and Harvard Law graduate has held the post only for eight months.
  • AP source: RFK's grandson considers maintaining Kennedy tradition with US House campaign

    02/27/2010 3:33:03 PM PST · by cajuncow · 19 replies · 594+ views
    Cox News ^ | 2-27-10 | GLEN JOHNSON, AP Political Writer
    BOSTON (Associated Press) -- A top Massachusetts Democrat said Saturday that one of Robert F. Kennedy's grandsons is considering carrying on the family's vaunted political tradition by running for the U.S. House of Representatives. Joseph P. Kennedy III, one of the twin sons of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, may run this fall if Democratic Rep. William Delahunt decides against seeking re-election in his South Shore and Cape Cod district. Kennedy, 29, "has been considering it but he hasn't made a decision," said the Democrat, who demanded anonymity to speak about private conversations with the father and son.
  • Source: Younger Kennedy weighs US House run

    02/27/2010 1:49:11 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 20 replies · 573+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/27/10 | Boston Herald
    A top Massachusetts Democrat says one of Robert F. Kennedy’s grandsons is considering running for the U.S. House of Representatives. Joseph P. Kennedy III is one of the twin sons of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II. The source, who demanded anonymity to speak about private conversations with the father and son, says the younger Kennedy is considering running if Rep. William Delahunt decides against seeking re-election. Delahunt has been criticized lately for his handling of a 1986 shooting in Braintree by a woman now accused of killing three colleagues at an Alabama university. Delahunt’s district includes Cape Cod, where...
  • Brown’s run fueled by small donors (154K people gave average of $86)

    02/21/2010 4:05:38 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 436+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 21, 2010 | Brian C. Mooney
    Scott Brown’s astounding fund-raising - $14.2 million in 19 days - during the stretch run of last month’s special Senate campaign was fueled in large part by small donors. A summary report of Brown’s fund-raising shows that nearly $7.9 million of the $13.9 million donated by individuals came from donors who gave him $200 or less. That’s 56.6 percent of the total from individuals (another $300,000 came from party or political action committees). The full report, which runs more than 4,000 pages and will detail specific donors who gave more than $200, will not be available to the public on...
  • Another Dem in Congress implodes

    02/15/2010 4:02:00 AM PST · by Scanian · 32 replies · 1,392+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2010 | Rosslyn Smith
    Saturday's Boston Globe reported that Congressman William Delahunt may not run for reelection. "US Representative William Delahunt said yesterday that he is considering retiring from his congressional seat representing the South Shore and Cape Cod, although he portrayed his deliberations as routine and said they are not related to challenges from Republicans who are energized by Scott Brown's upset victory in last month's special Senate election. 'Every election cycle, I take my time, I think it through, and I think, not about whether I can win or lose, but: ‘Am I in a position to make a difference?' Delahunt, a...
  • AP Coverage of Ala. Prof's Prior Killing Ignores Rep. Delahunt's Involvement in Her Release

    02/14/2010 4:28:02 PM PST · by raptor22 · 11 replies · 1,093+ views ^ | February 14, 2010 | Tom Blumer
    UPDATE, 6:15 P.M.: An unbylined 11:57 a.m. AP report (i.e., 54 minutes after the time stamp of the original post at BizzyBlog) contains two paragraphs about Delahunt's involvement. Based on a search on Delahunt's last name at about 6:15 p.m., this version of AP's report is either still not at its main site, or has not been indexed by its search engine. Democratic Congressman Bill Delahunt's far from minor role in the 1986 release of Amy Bishop, the University of Alabama in Hunstville biology professor implicated in the murder of three colleagues on Friday, has garnered significant press attention in...
  • The next Kennedy in politics may run for House seat.( They're baaack! Hugo Delehunt )

    02/14/2010 9:12:49 AM PST · by Leisler · 41 replies · 1,055+ views ^ | February 14, 201 | PATRICK COOPER
    Joseph Kennedy III, the son of former congressman Joe Kennedy, is being tipped to launch a political career soon as insiders mull over who the next Kennedy in public life will be. Kennedy, 29, may be interested in the South Shore-Cape Cod House seat currently held by Democratic Congressman Bill Delahunt, who has not yet committed to a tough re-election fight. “Massachusetts – and Capitol Hill – without a Kennedy is like Fenway Park without the Wall,’’ Dan Payne, a Democratic media consultant, referring to the famous Green Monster told the Boston Globe. “They were meant to be together.’’ Others...
  • Delahunt says he might be the next to go (MA alert)

    02/14/2010 9:36:56 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 691+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 13, 2010 | Farah Stockman
    US Representative William Delahunt said yesterday that he is considering retiring from his congressional seat representing the South Shore and Cape Cod, although he portrayed his deliberations as routine and said they are not related to challenges from Republicans who are energized by Scott Brown’s upset victory in last month’s special Senate election. Discuss COMMENTS (150) Related Photos Kennedys in public life Pondering a Congress without Kennedys McGrory: With iconic father gone, son seeks his own path Colleagues ponder Kennedy’s future, praise work ethic Rep. Kennedy lacked ‘fire’ for another race Kennedy out, R.I. voters say change is in the...
  • Poll: Joseph Malone could top William Delahunt [Massachusetts District 10]

    02/13/2010 2:59:18 PM PST · by freespirited · 18 replies · 567+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 02/13/10 | Hillary Chabot
    A poll commissioned by likely GOP congressional challenger Joseph D. Malone shows he’s neck and neck with U.S. Rep. William Delahunt as Scott Brown fever continues to grip Bay State voters. Malone of Scituate commissioned the poll that has him with 37 percent of the vote to the Democratic incumbent’s 34 percent with a 5.7 percent margin of error. “I’m very encouraged by it,” Malone said. “My sense is that the voters of the district are people who recognize Delahunt has been following (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi’s policies and are sick of it.” The former state treasurer’s lead widened to...
  • Rachel for Congress (Massachusetts 4th)

    02/12/2010 9:29:51 AM PST · by Sparky1776 · 78 replies · 1,375+ views
    Vimeo ^ | Jan 13, 2010 | Rachel Brown
    Hi, I'm Rachel Brown and I'm running in Massachusetts' 4th Congressional district, against Barney Frank in the Democratic Primary.
  • Would-be governors seek Tea Party invite

    02/10/2010 9:24:22 PM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 14 replies · 344+ views ^ | Thursday, February 11, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Gubernatorial candidates are cozying up to Tea Party organizations across the Bay State in an effort to brew support from the same disenchanted voters that catapulted U.S. Sen. Scott Brown to office.
  • LIVE Call with Candidate for Congress Earl Sholley (6PM EST)

    02/10/2010 2:00:03 PM PST · by Sparky1776 · 3 replies · 135+ views
    BlogTalkRadio ^ | Feb 10, 2010 | Earl Sholley
    ASK EARL! The people's forum. Tired of politicians that talk down to constituents and won't listen? Earl will answer the tough questions and he won't refer to you as a DINING ROOM TABLE! Call Earl at 347-884-8853. Earl Sholley is a candidate for the MA. 4th District U.S. Congress seat currently held by Barney Frank.
  • Democrats, Meet Your Biggest Nightmare

    02/08/2010 10:38:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies · 2,821+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 09, 2010 | Carol Peracchio
    My husband's cousin Paulette called me the morning of January 20 from Massachusetts. Breathless with excitement, her words tumbling out so fast I could barely keep up, she recounted the joy of Scott Brown's win in the special election to the U.S. Senate. Paulette is 66 years old. She and her husband are retired. She has an active social life which includes lots of friends and competitive amateur tennis. She babysits her granddaughter and checks on her 92-year-old father in Florida every day. She told me she'd never been politically active, "except for voting, of course." But all that changed...
  • Cooling The Kennedy Mystique

    02/08/2010 1:40:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 1,215+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2010 | Phil Boehmke
    The Kennedy clan has to be wondering lately, what the ____ (fill in blank) happened? The past year has not been kind to America's Royal Family. With yet another brutal winter storm having virtually shut down America's capital, our liberal friends in those snowy climbs will have ample time to pause and reflect on the demise of the Kennedys during the past year. First Caroline met with unexpected criticism in her quest to fill Hillary Clinton's term in the Senate, whereupon she withdrew from consideration. What the ____ (fill in blank) happened? She's JFK's daughter! She's Teddy's niece! Her uncle...
  • FREEP THIS POLL: "What should Scott Brown do?"

    02/05/2010 8:37:39 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 20 replies · 834+ views
    Find common ground with Obama, or resist his agenda?
  • Kirk staffers upset at early Brown oath (ROFL!)

    02/04/2010 7:14:42 PM PST · by STARWISE · 86 replies · 2,430+ views
    Politico ^ | 2-4-10 | Erika Lovley
    As Sen. Scott Brown sweeps into his new office, it’s the end of the line for several of Sen. Paul Kirk’s staffers who are being ushered out of jobs a week earlier than expected. Kirk staffers weren’t talking today, but friends and colleagues of the group say some of the staffers were upset by the accelerated swearing in date. One Democratic colleague said the “carpet was pulled out” from preparations for a day that already promised to be emotional. Kirk’s office had worked for weeks to turn over the beloved Russell 317 office suite to Brown by Feb. 11, welcoming...
  • Scott Brown Sworn-In as U.S. Senator from Massachusetts - Video 2/4/2010

    02/04/2010 2:47:27 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 400+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 4, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Scott Brown being sworn in this afternoon as U.S. Senator from Massachusetts by Vice-President Joe Biden. The swearing in took place in the well of the Senate Chamber. . . . (VIDEO)
  • ‘Humbled’ Brown arrives for swearing-in

    02/04/2010 1:55:17 PM PST · by goldstategop · 24 replies · 1,588+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/04/2010 | Jessica Van Sack
    A triumphant Scott Brown arrived to a rock star’s welcome outside the Russell Senate Office Building today to begin the whirlwind swearing-in process. “Hold on. Let me get my certification papers,” said the U.S. Senator-elect as he pulled up in a Cadillac Escalade. He had to leave his trusty old GMC Canyon pickup at home for the flight to the Capitol. “I’m happy to be here,” he told the press swarming around his vehicle. Brown then pulled his certification papers out of the back. When asked what his top priority would be after being sworn in today at 5 p.m.,...
  • Scott Brown to be sworn in to Senate a week early

    02/03/2010 8:18:04 PM PST · by La Lydia · 27 replies · 718+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2010 | Perry Bacon
    Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R) will be sworn into office Thursday, a week earlier than expected, after he asked officials in his home state of Massachusetts on Wednesday to certify his election "without delay." Brown's addition to the Senate will mark the end of the 60-vote majority Democrats have held for much of the past year and give Republicans enough votes to block legislation as they choose. Brown won a special election Jan. 19 for the seat of the late senator Edward M. Kennedy. He had been slated to join the Senate on Feb. 11, but in a letter to Massachusetts's...
  • Brown arriving in Senate a week early; Dems scramble

    02/03/2010 7:40:17 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 29 replies · 1,328+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2-4-2010 | Susan Ferrechio
    Brown arriving in Senate a week early; Dems scramble By: Susan Ferrechio Chief Congressional CorrespondentFebruary 4, 2010 With Republican Sen.-elect Scott Brown of Massachusetts headed to Washington to be sworn in Thursday -- a week earlier than expected -- Democrats were scrambling to push through union-friendly nominees for key posts in the Obama administration.Brown asked Massachusetts election officials to certify his win immediately and now he is expected to be sworn in during an afternoon ceremony. He will become the chamber's 41st Republican, which will give the party enough votes to block controversial nominees like Craig Becker, President Obama's pick...
  • Tim Cahill Grand Opening of their headquarters in Quincy (9:00AM Saturday, February 13th)

    02/03/2010 4:38:53 PM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 46 replies · 351+ views
    February 2, 2010 | Tim Cahill
    Join Tim Cahill, his running mate Paul Loscocco, and hundreds of volunteers for the Grand Opening of their headquarters in Quincy! Any and ALL of Tim's supporters are encouraged to come, so feel free to bring along your friends!! During the grand opening, Nomination papers for Tim will be passed out. After stopping in at Headquarters, help us reach 10,000 signatures to get Tim and Paul on the Ballot. Date: Saturday, February 13, 2010 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Location: 180 Old Colony Ave, Quincy MA
  • Kirk bids farewell to Senate tomorrow

    02/03/2010 3:50:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 631+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 3, 2010 | Joe Dwinell
    Interim U.S. Sen. Paul G. Kirk Jr. announced tonight he will give his final address to the Senate tomorrow afternoon clearing the way for Sen.-elect Scott Brown to take his seat. Kirk’s staff announced the senator will “deliver his final speech on the floor of the United States Senate” at 3:45 p.m.
  • Sen. Kirk Must Step Down; Brown Election To Be Certified Thursday

    02/03/2010 2:26:48 PM PST · by opentalk · 6 replies · 698+ views
    Big Government ^ | Feb 3rd 2010 | SusanAnne Hiller
    In a previous post on Big Government, I questioned why Senator Paul Kirk has not stepped down as the Senator from Massachusetts, as he should have on January 19th. Today, the attorney for Senator-elect Scott Brown stated in a letter Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick that Brown wanted the results of the January 19 election certified by 11 a.m. Thursday, so they could be forwarded to U.S. Senate officials for immediate action. Governor Patrick’s office also issued this statement via email today: As the Lieutenant Governor stated earlier today, the Governor will convene the Governor’s Council at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning...