FACT SHEET: Dukakis's Faulty Claim That Patrick Left MA "In Pretty Darn Good Shape"

BOSTON -- Over the weekend, former Gov. Michael Dukakis sought to downplay the significant problems of Gov. Deval Patrick's administration and claimed that Patrick left Massachusetts "in pretty darn good shape." Dukakis's efforts to mask the deep problems leftover from the Patrick administration are simply not enough: the facts just do not back up his claim. Continue reading

In Boston, Clinton Unveils Plan For Multi-Billion Dollar Spending Spree To Shore Up Left Wing

BOSTON -- As Hillary Clinton lands in Boston today, she is continuing a frantic rush to the extreme left to appease left-wing activists and union bosses amid Bernie Sanders' rising support. Clinton's latest tactic is to unveil a new plan for another Washington spending spree - but her record indicates she fails to reveal just how much she plans to raise taxes for her new big-government programs.  Continue reading

Governor Charlie Baker Is The Most Popular Governor In America

BOSTON -- Governor Charlie Baker is the most popular governor in the United States, according to a new nationwide poll. Morning Consult conducted a nationwide survey of voters in all 50 states to assess their attitudes toward their governors. Governor Baker posted a 74% favorability rating, the highest of any governor in the country.   Continue reading

Editorial Slams Moulton For Politicizing Syria Refugee Issue

BOSTON -- A Lowell Sun editorial today slammed Congressman Seth Moulton for a "knee-jerk," "partisan" reaction to Governor Baker's caution on the issue of Syrian refugees.   Continue reading

Hypocrisy from Democrats: Lynch, Rosenberg Defend Gov. Baker On Refugees

BOSTON -- The hypocrisy of Massachusetts Democrats like Congressman Moulton and Chairman McGee of the MassDems on the issue of Syrian refugees came into clear focus today, as leaders in the Democratic Party came to the defense of Governor Charlie Baker. The Governor's reasonable position advising caution on the issue of refugees has found support from Democratic Congressmen Stephen Lynch Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo. Democratic Congressmen Richard Neal and William Keating echoed the Governor's call for caution on Massachusetts' accepting the refugees. And security experts have previously voiced concerns about the Syrian refugee screening process.   Continue reading

Bad News Brady #3: Brady Voted To Kill Substance Abuse Support In Brockton Courts

BOSTON -- Today, the MassGOP continues "Bad News Brady," a regular chronicle of the critical budget priorities that Rep. Mike Brady voted to kill earlier this year. In July, Brady took an extreme, hyperpartisan vote against the FY-2016 state budget because he stubbornly sided with special interests opposed to common-sense, bipartisan MBTA reforms. Brady was the only Representative to take the fringe position against the entire budget - and the people of his district - because he sided with special interests.  Continue reading

"A Failure Of Leadership:" Sentinel and Enterprise Blasts Dems For Failing To Back Baker's Charter Bill

BOSTON -- The Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise today blasted Senate Democrats - including Senators Anne Gobi, Jennifer Flanagan, and Jamie Eldridge - for hypocrisy on the issue of income inequality, because of their failure to stand up for students in underperforming school districts. These Democrats, the paper argues, "can't decide if they're for minority kids struggling in underperforming district schools or the campaign-cash-rich Massachusetts Teachers Association."  Continue reading

Rep. Mike Brady Pulls A "Coakley," Helps Himself To Tow Zone Parking

BOSTON --  Rep. Michael Brady (D-Brockton) seems to be emulating AG Martha Coakley's 2014 campaign in more ways than one. In addition to running an out-of-touch campaign that caters to special interests, Brady also seems to be adopting some of Coakley's notoriously bad parking habits from last year. At a recent candidates' forum at Bel-Air Towers in Brockton, Brady was caught on camera helping himself to an illegal parking spot in a clearly marked tow zone. What makes this instance worse is that Brady doesn't even have a security detail responsible for parking his car. Continue reading

Bad News Brady #2: Brady Voted To Kill Job Training In Brockton

BOSTON -- Today, the MassGOP continues "Bad News Brady," a regular chronicle of the critical budget priorities that Rep. Mike Brady voted to kill earlier this year. In July, Brady took an extreme, hyperpartisan vote against the FY-2016 state budget because he stubbornly sided with special interests opposed to common-sense, bipartisan MBTA reforms. Brady was the only Representative to take the fringe position against the entire budget - and the people of his district - because he sided with special interests.  Continue reading

MassGOP Presents "Bad News Brady"

BOSTON -- Today, the MassGOP launches "Bad News Brady," a regular chronicle of the critical budget priorities that Rep. Mike Brady voted to kill earlier this year. In July, Brady took an extreme, hyperpartisan vote against the FY-2016 state budget because he stubbornly sided with special interests opposed to common-sense, bipartisan MBTA reforms. Brady was the only Representative to take the fringe position opposing the entire budget - and the people of his district - because he sided with the special interests.  Continue reading