BOSTON – Today, the MassGOP will deliver a free gas card card to Attorney General Martha Coakley at the DCU Center in Worcester so she won’t have to rely on taxpayers to fund the trip home from Worcester. Just a few weeks ago, the state’s top cop was busted for failing to reimburse taxpayers for years of free rides to and from campaign events and is expected to be rejected by her party’s activists.
*The MassGOP will deliver the card at 9:30 a.m. at check-in today.
“All of us at the MassGOP chipped in to save the taxpayers from having to shell out more cash for Martha’s trip home from Worcester,” said Kirsten Hughes, MassGOP chairman. “We thought this gas card was the least we could do seeing how the people who know her the best are likely going to reject her at today’s Convention.”
Martha Coakley used taxpayer dollars to fund campaign travel for over four years. “Attorney General Martha Coakley did not reimburse Massachusetts for more than four years of travel to campaign and political events in a state vehicle, dating back to the month after her 2010 US Senate loss, according to her campaign and a review of state campaign finance filings.”(Joshua Miller, “Coakley to reimburse Mass. for political travel,” The Boston Globe, 5/21/14)
Gubernatorial Candidate, Martha Coakley Caught Parking Illegally. “Democrat Martha Coakley has run into another flap with her state-issued car, as Republicans caught her state security detail parking in tow zones while she dashed to campaign fund-raisers.” (Stephanie Ebbert, “Martha Coakley, state’s top cop, nabbed parking in tow zones during campaign fundraisers,” The Boston Globe, 5/29/14).