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

Warren's Overzealous Bullying Of Economist Is 'McCarthyism Of The Left,' 'Intellectual Purge'

BOSTON -- Elizabeth Warren's extreme tactics apparently know no bounds. Her recent character assassination on a liberal economist has been dubbed "McCarthyism of the left" and even fellow Democrats are saying she's gone too far. Continue reading

MassGOP Calls On Healey, Dems To Return Teamsters' Donations After Federal Indictment Over Sexist, Homophobic Actions

BOSTON -- Today, members of the Teamsters Local 25 union were indicted on several federal charges related to "old school thug tactics" that included sexist and homophobic actions last year. MassGOP Executive Director Brian Wynne called on Attorney General Maura Healey and other Democrat officeholders to return the thousands of dollars they've received in campaign contributions from the group. Healey alone accepted $15,000 from the group last year, and already $500 this year. Continue reading

MassGOP Congratulates Sen. Bob Hedlund On Weymouth Mayoral Preliminary Victory

BOSTON -- Last night, Senator Bob Hedlund (R-Weymouth) won a decisive victory in the preliminary election for the Weymouth mayoral race. Topping a crowded field of six candidates with over 55% of the vote, Hedlund scored victories in every one of Weymouth's eighteen precincts. In the final election on November 3, Hedlund will face incumbent mayor Sue Kay (D), whom he bested by over 30 percentage points in the preliminary election.  Continue reading

Bump Pumps Up Travel Expenses As Commuters Suffer

BOSTON -- Auditor Suzanne Bump's exorbitant travel expenses are under fire after a review published in today's Boston Herald revealed she spent thousands on needless hotels to avoid commuting.  Continue reading

Globe Column Blasts Carmen's Union For "Drama Queen Rhetoric"

BOSTON -- In the latest setback to union bosses' over-the-top, anti-reform tactics,Boston Globe columnist Joan Venocchi slammed the Carmen's union for "drama queen rhetoric" in their opposition to MBTA reform. Vennochi criticized labor leaders for "attacking anyone who challenges labor’s right to call the shots." Vennochi's column is the latest criticism of the special interests' attacks on Governor Baker's common-sense MBTA reform, coming on the heels of editorials from both the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald in recent weeks.  Continue reading

As Obama Addresses Labor In Boston, Anti-Worker 'Cadillac Tax' Looms

BOSTON -- As President Barack Obama descends on the Bay State to join union bosses and Democratic politicians at the annual Labor Day Breakfast, a key element of Obamacare is poised to hurt most Massachusetts families, including those in union households. Obamacare's "Cadillac Tax" on "high-cost" health insurance plans will take effect in 2018, and will force Massachusetts working families to pay thousands of dollars a year in new taxes: over $50,000 over ten years for the average police officer, for example. MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement: Continue reading

T Union Reverses Course, Promises To Obstruct MBTA Fixes

BOSTON -- The union that once pledged on radio spots that it is “here to help. We want to help” in the aftermath of last winter's crippling storms, is now promising to obstruct efforts to fix the MBTA. The reversal of position from pledging "to help" to pledging to ensure the effort "isn't going to be easy" comes after the Democratic-controlled legislature passed Governor Charlie Baker's plan to increase efficiencies at the MBTA and pave the way for more public-private partnerships at the agency.  Continue reading