The Closing Argument

BOSTON –  The probation trial has revealed how the Democrat-controlled Legislature turned a public safety agency into a patronage haven. While lawyers present closing arguments in federal court tomorrow, MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes, in a video message, presents her own closing argument to the voters of Massachusetts.

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Since 2001, nearly $250,000 has flowed from probation department employees to campaign coffers. The top 25 recipients of this largesse, all Democrats, raked in about $150,000 of that cash. (Source: Office of Campaign and Political Finance)

Amount Name  
$16,150.00 Petrolati, Thomas M. Sitting State Rep
$13,020.00 DeLeo, Robert A. Current Speaker
$12,900.00 O’Flaherty, Eugene L. Recently Resigned State Rep
$10,705.00 Montigny, Mark C.W. Current State Senator
$9,025.00 DiMasi, Salvatore F. Currently in Jail, former Speaker
$6,900.00 Pacheco, Marc R. Current State Senator
$6,850.00 Travaglini, Robert E. Former Senate President
$6,150.00 Murray, Timothy P. Former Lt. Governor
$6,025.00 Flaherty Jr., Michael F. Former Boston City Councillor
$4,895.00 Cahill, Timothy Former Treasurer and Gov. Candidate
$4,735.00 Murphy, Stephen Current Boston City Councillor
$4,595.00 Walsh, Marian Former State Senator
$4,550.00 Baddour, Steven A. Former State Senator
$4,250.00 Buoniconti, Stephen J. Former State Senator
$4,245.00 Murray, Therese Current State Senate President
$3,700.00 Menard, Joan M. Former State Senator
$3,630.00 O’Brien, Shannon P. Former Treasurer and Gov Candidate
$3,375.00 Rogers, John H. Current State Rep
$3,325.00 Connolly, John R. Former Boston City Councillor
$3,250.00 Blodgett, Jonathan W. Current Essex DA
$3,225.00 Menino, Thomas M. Former Mayor of Boston
$2,790.00 Correia, Robert Former State Rep
$2,670.00 Glodis, Guy William Former Worcester Sheriff
$2,585.00 Donelan, Christopher J. Current Franklin Sheriff
$2,500.00 Honan, Kevin G. Current State Rep
$146,045.00          TOTAL