November 6, 2015/Weekly Column

Defeating Tea Party Republicans and Defending our Values

Congratulations to Senator-elect Mike Brady who won Tuesday’s special state Senate election. I’m proud of the work we did collectively – as a Party – to defeat a Tea Party Republican who, with the help of conservative Super PACs, tried to buy this election. We used grassroots, door-to-door campaigning to fight back against an onslaught of outside spending, negative attacks and misinformation.
Statewide Republicans, including Gov. Charlie Baker, tried to make this election a referendum. However, voters in this District sent a clear message today that they support Democrats like Mike Brady who will fight for working families.

This race was about values, plain and simple. Mike showed that when you talk about fighting for issues important to working families, like raising the minimum wage, maintaining services for education, seniors and veterans and tackling the opioid epidemic, you win – even when you’re outspent by more than two-to-one.

Let’s use this race as a blueprint for how to win across the state. 

#DemsLead

Congratulations to Senator-elect Mike Brady who won Tuesday’s special state Senate election. I’m proud of the work we did collectively – as a Party – to defeat a Tea Party Republican who, with the help of conservative Super PACs and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, tried to buy this election. We used grassroots, door-to-door campaigning to fight back against an onslaught of outside spending, negative attacks and misinformation.

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Massachusetts continues to lead the nation in veteran’s services under Democratic leadership, as this week the House unanimously passed State Rep. John Velis’s Stolen Valor Act. Velis’s bill would make it a crime for someone to fake military service for financial gain.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren continues to fight for a level playing field, this time introducing legislation to give 70 million seniors an increase in Social Security next year: “If multibillion dollar CEOs are getting a raise, seniors and veterans should get one, too.”

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#PromisesWatch

Boston Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham calls on Republican Gov. Baker to lead on transgender rights, writing, “Opposition to the bill is dominated by the same haters who fought gay marriage. Baker’s silence here only enables them.”

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Next time you hear Republicans like Gov. Baker talk about taxes, make sure to they know “Taxachusetts is a lie.”

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Just Weird

“Ben Carson stood by his long-held belief about ancient pyramids in Egypt, that they were used to store grain, rather than inter pharaohs.”

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