Where's Martha? Top Cop Refuses Comment On New Campaign Finance Law Amid Personal Scandal

BOSTON- Attorney General Martha Coakley's campaign finance scandal is now affecting her day job - the state's authority on campaign finance violations.  Initially backing campaign finance bill (H 3719), Coakley's office yesterday refused to comment yesterday on the bill's passage in the house avoiding yet another example of 'do as I say not as I do' politicking. Continue reading

MassGOP Welcomes New Communications Director

BOSTON.—Today, Massachusetts Republican Party announced the hiring of a Communications Director, Emmalee Kalmbach. Continue reading

Video: Martha Coakley Says Campaign Finances Are "An Open Book" Yet Resists Calls From Media To Open Books

BOSTON- Dogged by questions from Democratic activists and now The Boston Globe over her shady finances, Martha Coakley has still not addressed the media or disclosed the details of suspicious expenditures, but claims her campaign finances are "an open book." This weekend, The Boston Globe  called on Coakley to come clean and address these serious allegations. The MassGOP previously called on Coakley to release the details of expenditures totaling $35,000 made to fundraising consultant, NGP-Van - expenditures that according to reports may be a serious violation of the law. Continue reading

Coakley vs Coakley: Statements On Campaign Finance Law At Odds With Actions

Boston- Attorney General Martha Coakley didn't hesitate to grab headlines for her attempts to prosecute fellow politicians for their campaign finance violations, but now that her sloppy finances are in the crosshairs, she is singing a different tune. Coakley has come under fire by the Boston Globe for filing sloppy reports and for spending federal money to benefit her statewide campaign efforts - a clear violation of state and federal law. Yet, the state's top cop has yet to address the the charges herself. Continue reading

MassGOP Calls on Secretary of State Galvin to Personally Oversee Voting in Lawrence

BOSTON– The MassGOP is calling on Secretary of State William Galvin to personally oversee voting in Lawrence, Massachusetts in light of reports of “confusion and overall chaos” in the cities preliminary election by his own poll observer. On November 1st, the Eagle-Tribune described multiple voting irregularities in this report, including people being illegally added to voting lists, absent poll workers, broken ballot machines, unposted rules and candidates campaigning inside the polling location. Continue reading

MassGOP Calls On Coakley To Release Documents, Will File Complaints Over Finance Flap

Boston- Today, MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes announced the Party will file complaints with the FEC and the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance following a scathing Boston Globe report showing Attorney General Martha Coakley likely violated campaign finance laws and mismanaged campaign funds. Coakley must publicly address this matter, make public all the information about the $35,000 in database spending, and allow an independent third party to investigate because she clearly cannot be trusted to investigate herself. While Coakley has so far referred all inquiries to a campaign spokesman, Hughes called on the state's top cop to address media herself and release information regarding campaign expenditures the Boston Globe alleged were in violation of the law. Continue reading

Coakley’s Easy Deal for Dookhan Sparks Bi-Partisan Outrage

BOSTON— Fellow Democrat and Suffolk County District Attorney, Dan Conley is the latest to criticize the sentence Attorney General Martha Coakley recommended for Annie Dookhan, the former state lab chemist charged with mishandling of evidence in thousands of cases. When news broke that Dookhan will only see a few years behind bars after millions of taxpayers’ dollars wasted and thousands of cases dismissed, various Democrats quickly spoke out against AG Coakley’s ruling. Continue reading

VIDEO: What They’re Saying About Coakley’s "Bad Day"

Boston- Attorney General Martha Coakley is under fire and some are questioning if she really is tough on crime after recommending only as little as five years in jail for a suspect in the drug lab scandal. Fox 25's Jim Polito ripped the decision days ago and her Democratic opponent, State Treasurer Steve Grossman also seized on the news to blast AG Coakley:  Continue reading

Caught on Camera: Coakley Calls Small Business Struggles with Obamacare a Myth

BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts Republican Party reacted to video in which Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley said it is a “myth” that Massachusetts small businesses will be hurt by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The video was captured outside a Newton Democratic Town Committee Meeting on Wednesday, October 15th. In the video, a rightfully concerned Coakley staffer is seen abruptly trying to curtail the conversation and block the camera.  Continue reading

MassGOP Demands Documents in Connection to Possible Federal Rules Violations Of Senator Warren and her Staff

BOSTON – Today, in connection with a Senate Ethics Complaint filed against Senator Warren’s office, the Massachusetts Republican Party filed an additional request with the Senate Ethics Committee for evidence that the staff member in question, Mindy Myers, has been formally documented as a Political Fund Designee and has filed public financial disclosure statements as required under Federal Rules. These documents are unequivocally mandated under Federal Rules. Continue reading