Posts Tagged ‘ma-6’

Noticed on Twitter a new person tweeting me about ma-10 who is pushing the narrative of Jeff Perry as bad cop et/al.

the user is named TeapartyUsa1 and has under 30 followers. Most likely a paid tweet to go after republicans in the last weekend of the campaign as his tweets are directed to suggest that the GOP dislikes the candidate.

It’s a cheap but inexpensive trick and an easy way to make $8 an hour but what else can they do:

With less than a week to go before November 2, it appears that Keating’s campaign is going with a “duck and cover” strategy and hoping the liberal base will deliver on Election Day (sound familiar?). In the past two weeks, Keating has pulled out of three debates, citing “other commitments.” He is probably wise. His past performances have done little to inspire confidence.

At a breakfast forum hosted by the South Shore Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Keating twice said he would not have voted for the stimulus package. “I would not have supported that,” he said. “I would not have supported that particular stimulus package.” Later that day, his campaign released a statement saying that Keating “misspoke”: He would have voted for the stimulus, though he would have preferred “something more targeted to rebuilding our infrastructure.”

Keating has also flat-out refused to say whether or not he would support Nancy Pelosi for House speaker in the event that the Democrats retain their majority. When asked during a debate in Plymouth earlier this month, Keating, faced with frustrated audience members shouting, “Yes or no?” remained steadfast in his waffling, saying he would “keep an open mind.”

Meanwhile in ma-6 Tierney ducks and covers from his wife’s federal guilty plea

The Republican went after Tierney for not disclosing to the government millions of dollars that were in an account his wife managed for her brother, Robert Eremian. Eremian was indicted in August on charges that included racketeering, money laundering and operating an illegal gambling business.

“The congressman takes great pains to look at my financial disclosure report and to say that I have $1 million in Bank of America stock,” referring to information Tierney has publicized. “That’s my wife’s money. The congressman knows more about my wife than he does his own.”

In case you’ve forgotten the details:

The wife of Democratic incumbent Congressman John F. Tierney pleaded guilty today to charges she helped cover up her brother’s $7 million ownership stake in a Caribbean gambling operation by falsifying his federal tax returns.

And in ma-4 Sean Bielat raises money from the people who know Barney best:

Documents filed with the Federal Elections Commission show that in September, the Republican Bielat outraised Frank in the congressman’s hometown of Newton, $31,249 to $13,785.

He has also out-raised him overall.

And mind you these are the seats that the media is noticing. Democrats are pouring incredible amounts of money into ma-1 and ma-2 supposedly safe seats while Jim McGovern is in the fight of his life in ma-3 and Nikki Tsongas worries in ma-5.

If only democrats had tens of thousands of people to canvas today in Massachusetts to help out, oops sorry those guys are at the John Stewart Rally today.

The Big Red Wave will be a lot of fun.

Oh and expect the Wave is to hit va-9 too.

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Glenn links to Stacy’s latest about that Scott Brown Feeling

That’s the big story here. Barney Frank’s MA-4 seat isn’t on Charlie Cook’s radar, either, but Sean Bielat clearly has Barney on the defensive here. The only Massachusetts seats ranked by Cook are the open MA-10 seat (“leans Democrat,” with a no-name Democrat against Republican Jeff Perry) and MA-5 (“likely Democrat” with Republican Jon Golnik challenging Niki Tsongas).

If Bielat can beat Barney — and Barney seems to be sweating it now — then those Perry and Golnik will also be riding that Big Red Wave, here in Massachusetts where “Downtown Scotty Brown” already proved the Democrats can be beat. Just last night, thanks to my friend Pete Da Tech Guy, I interviewed three candidates — Bill Gunn in MA-1, Tom Wesley in MA-2, Marty Lamb in MA-3 — all of whom are running hard in districts that Scott Brown won in January.

If that Big Red Wave hits on Nov. 2, there are no “safe” Democrats.

I had a talk with hard-working canvasser this month doors were in the process of slamming until the word “Republican” was spoken. At that point doors opened and lit taken. This has been the regular experience reported to me. Combine this with the Jim McKenna results and this state is a wagon of Nitro about to blow up on Democrats.

Listen the only absolutely safe seat in Ma for democrats is ma-8 and that’s only safe because there is no opposition. I’m cautiously predicting 3 seats but if I woke up to 7 I would not be shocked. (Nine now THAT would shock me)!

Update: Stacy is on the Bielat/Beat Barney beat and has this story in the Spectator that says in part:

“They’ve got no operation over there,” Phillips said of the Frank campaign. As Bielat told reporters at a Sept. 26 rally, “They have one campaign office. It’s always empty. We have three. They’re always full.”

Bielat’s Newton office wasn’t full Sunday morning, but it was open and in full swing, with at least three volunteers calling voters in a telephone canvassing operation that has already reached some 30,000 likely voters and, at a pace of more than 2,000 new contacts daily, could approach the 50,000 mark within a week.

This is going to be a huge night in Massachusetts. It will be the place to be on election day.

Just before I went to Blogcon I said this about Bill Hudak:

Hudak is an excellent speaker who did something that instantly made me like him. He started to run MONTHS before Scott Brown was elected and way before anyone thought the democrats were in trouble.

One of the advantages of standing up and fighting rather than tamely giving up is you get the chance to take advantage of stuff like this:

The wife of US Representative John F. Tierney is poised to plead guilty tomorrow to federal tax charges for managing a bank account that her brother allegedly used to deposit millions of dollars in illegal gambling profits he raked in from an offshore sports betting operation in Antigua.

Patrice Tierney, 59, who is married to the Salem Democrat, is charged with four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns by her brother, Robert Eremian, of St. John’s, Antigua.

Bill Hudak’s internal polls already showed Tierney below 50% (bad news for an incumbent, incredible for a dem in Massachusetts) He’s been running hard and the media has been hitting him for a while but even places like the Globe are now see trouble:

You can crow all you want about some kooky yard sign of the president in a turban or whatever but this is a bit more serious to the tune of, oh, seven million dollars. Hudak may be painted as a wing nut – and rightfully so – but he doesn’t have any immediate ties to serious law breaking like this. Keep it mind that Tierney voted against the internet gambling ban while all of this was going on.

For the Globe that’s practically an endorsement

My film of Hudak is here

If there was ever a time to kick in for him on ma-6 it’s now.

I still say at least 3 seats in this state will turn this election. The NYT thinks that’s impossible so I feel really good about it.

Bill Hudak is looking to win the 6th district republican primary on the 14th. This is his presentation at the Reading Tea party on Sept 7th:

Hudak is an excellent speaker who did something that instantly made me like him. He started to run MONTHS before Scott Brown was elected and way before anyone thought the democrats were in trouble.

Rush Limbaugh said that the pioneers take the arrows. Hudak has gotten an awful lot of flack from the MSM and if he wins the nomination he will get even more (of course EVERY GOP candidate will) but Hudak seems to get their special ire as he was willing to stand out when nobody else was. I was also pleased with the answer to my question concerning helping the State GOP if he won, he said: Win or lose I will be helping the GOP locally.

Media attacks not withstanding I think Mr. Hudak will be a valuable asset to the Republican party in general and the conservative movement in particular for years to come.