In response to Warren ad praising China, Brown runs ad with Medal of Honor recipient
Red Mass Group is an excellent place to keep track of what’s going on in the Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren race which doesn’t get reported in the national or even Boston media. (added) You can sign up for the daily newsletter, which I have, here.
There are two important posts recently showing what Brown is up against:
The largest SEIU PAC in Massachusetts has just filed it’s pre-primary report. They have spent over $134,000 on Massachusetts elections and organizing this year and have over $400,000 cash on hand. In addition to donating to progressive candidates and the Massachusetts Democratic Party, they have also donated $55,000 to two community organizing groups.
On May 10, 2012 the SEIU 1199 PAC donated $20,000 to the “Coalition for Social Justice” of Fall River. The Coalition for Social Justice, according to the corporate database at the Secretary of State’s Office is a 501(c)4 social welfare organization. According to the Secretary of State they were issued an “involuntary revocation” of their status in June of 2012 (RMG will contact the Secretary of State to see what that means on Monday).
Regardless of their legal status the Coalition for Social Justice is working towards knocking on 36,000 doors in the urban areas of the South Coast….
In addition to the donation to the Coalition above the SEIU 1199 has donated $35,000 to Neighbor to Neighbor. You may remember Neighbor to Neighbor from the 2010 election. They were accused of electioneering inside polling locations in Worcester..l
When Scott Brown talks about the machine. This is what he means. There is a progressive infrastructure lined up against us. Are you making phone calls this weekend? Knocking on doors?
When Scott Brown touts his independent credentials he is usually getting the support of life-long Democrats who are impressed with his ability to build bridges. When Elizabeth Warren tries to counter, she gets the endorsement of someone who isn’t a Democrat because he feels the Democratic Party isn’t leftist enough. Enter Lowell’s ceremonial* Mayor Patrick Murphy. [*Lowell has a Plan E form of Government and Mr. Murphy is a ceremonial mayor with no real power, save that of chairing the School Committee and running City Council meetings.]
In 2007 Murphy Ran for Congress in the Fifth District Special election which saw Niki Tsongas narrowly defeat Jim Ogonowski. Thanks to the Internet Archive we can see the platform that Patrick Murphy ran on….
Like Elizabeth Warren, Patrick Murphy supports a single payer healthcare system….
Patrick Murphy believes in the takeover of Primary and Secondary Education by the Federal Government….
Patrick Murphy’s plan to save Social Security is to reduce the Payroll Tax and replace it with a carbon tax. His solution for unemployment is more government employment. He also believes that the government should match your retirement savings….
Don’t be fooled by Patrick Murphy’s “independent” label. He’s not a moderate. He’s as close to a full blown socialist as has run for Congress in Massachusetts. He’s not a member of the Democratic Party because he believes that they are too conservative. He’s just another Soros type progressive endorsing Elizabeth Warren.
Brown’s answer is to keep playing the regular guy and bipartisanship themes. While Warren is running ads praising China, Brown is running ads like this one, with a Medal of Honor winner: