Warren On Campaign Finance: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

BOSTON -- After the Boston Globe unearthed a potentially illegal Democrat fundraising scheme designed to circumvent campaign finance rules, Democrats are under pressure to return campaign funds collected from lawyers at Thornton LLP. Sen. Elizabeth Warren remains conspicuously silent on the news, even as Democrats she endorsed - like Maggie Hassan, Russ Feingold, and Katie McGinty - are bowing to pressure and returning the donations. Perhaps that's because her startling hypocrisy on the issue of campaign finance has now been exposed: Warren's mantra on "money in politics" seems to be "do as I say, not as I do."   Continue reading

Dozens Of Democrat Officials, Candidates Used Potentially Illegal Fundraising Scheme

BOSTON -- A new Boston Globe "Spotlight" investigation exposes a donation scheme - involving a major Democrat law firm and several prominent Massachusetts Democrats - that appears to violate campaign finance rules regarding individual contributions. An analysis of FEC and OCPF records indicates that dozens of Massachusetts Democrats stopped in at Thornton LLP to take advantage of a fundraising scheme in which the law firm provided bonuses to employees who donate to Democrat candidates. Continue reading

MassGOP Calls On AG Healey To Rescind Dixon Endorsement After Domestic Violence Revelations

BOSTON -- A story in today's Worcester Telegram and Gazette is shedding light on a domestic violence case involving Democrat Moses Dixon, a candidate for state representative in the 17th Worcester District. Dixon, whose bid for state rep. was endorsed this summer by Attorney General Maura Healey, was arrested in 2012 and charged with assault and battery on his then-girlfriend after he allegedly choked her and pinned her against a wall. Dixon was later the subject of a restraining order. Today, the MassGOP called on AG Healey to rescind her endorsement of Dixon given these disturbing revelations:  Continue reading

ICYMI: Cape Cod Times Endorses GOP House Candidates

BOSTON -- In two endorsements over the weekend, the Cape Cod Times backed both Cape Republicans running in contested races for the state House of Representatives this year. TheTimes backed Will Crocker in his bid to flip the 2nd Barnstable district from Democrat to Republican, and endorsed Rep. David Vieira's re-election campaign in the 3rd Barnstable.  Continue reading

Beacon Hill Dems, Taxing Commuters At Every Turn

BOSTON -- As the November election approaches, Democrat candidates across the state will have to answer for their Party's constant efforts to take more money from the people of Massachusetts. In recent months, Democrats have pushed tax and fee proposals that would hurt workers who have to commute every day. From Chairman McGee's proposal to add tolls to more Massachusetts highways, to their plan to tax drivers by the mile, Democrats have shown they're so desperate to spend more money that they don't care how it hurts hard-working commuters.  Continue reading

ICYMI: "Baker Administration Reaching Out To Police To Combat EBT Fraud"

BOSTON -- The Baker-Polito Administration is partnering with local law enforcement to crack down on EBT abuse, according to a new article from WGBH News.  Continue reading

From Taxes To Charter Schools, L'Italien Is Out-Of-Step, Says Laplante

BOSTON -- From her opposition to expanded access to high-quality schools in Lawrence, to her inability to stand up for taxpayers, Democrat state Senator Barbara L'Italien is out of step with the voters of her district. In an Andover Townsman article today, GOP Senate candidate Susan Laplante "ticked off a series of issues that [show] L'Italien isn’t in step with her constituents on a number of issues." Continue reading

As Teamsters Head Pleads Guilty, Healey, Other Dems Still Benefit From Donations

BOSTON -- The former head of the local Teamsters union pleaded guilty today to hardball tactic that included harassing women and the use of racist and homophobic slurs - yet top Massachusetts Democrats have continued to benefit from contributions from the union, even as legal proceedings continued over the course of the past year.  Continue reading

SEIU Protest Masks Job Loss Projected From Proposal, Hypocrisy On $15 Wage

BOSTON -- Today's SEIU-directed protest at the Massachusetts State House masks the fact that the union will not pay its own organizers $15/hour, and the recent reports that project massive job loss if the proposal is enacted. Continue reading

Dem Chair Calls For Tolls On Nearly All MA Highways After Mileage Tax Hopes Dashed

BOSTON -- Democrats are looking for a new way to grab even more money from the people of Massachusetts after their hopes for a driving tax were dashed by Gov. Charlie Baker. MassDems Chairman Sen. Tom McGee this week called for expanding tolls to more Massachusetts roads.     Continue reading