Coakley challenges Baker to sign a People's Pledge and calls for "universal pre-kindergarten to all children in Massachusetts ... I’ve proposed investing 500 million dollars over the next 10 years, to support the most effective economic development strategies in each of our unique regions. ... increase access and reduce the stigma around mental and behavioral health care." On Baker: "believes working families should be on their own when their children are sick or when adult parents need care ... an economy that works for a few at the top while everybody else is on their own ... Big Dig finance plans that pass on the costs to future generations ... Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case “doesn’t matter.” ... ran as a tea-party conservative in 2010, railing against what he called “the bathroom bill” and putting Governor Patrick’s face on EBT cards as a political stunt." Doug Rubin is a strategist for the nominee.
- promoted by Bob_Neer
I agree with Doug, as I often do. Scott Brown won under very unusual electoral circumstances. He hasn't been an effective Senator and can definitely be beaten by a state-wide grassroots campaign. History is full of well-financed incumbents upset by little-known challengers who exposed their inadequacies. Brown himself showed the way. - promoted by Bob_Neer
(What's the real face of the "Tea Party"? The earnest, concerned citizens depicted in today's Globe sitting around in a pub in Lowell? Or the horrific ugliness described in the articles below? - promoted by David)
(To be clear, the Globe "endorsed" both Menino and Flaherty. The editorial starts off: "Tom Menino has ruled Boston for 16 years, and the city is better for it. Menino speaks to all the communities of his increasingly diverse city. His determination to maintain a vibrant downtown while spreading resources to the neighborhoods is fundamentally the right approach to governing Boston.... Menino, with his record of steady improvements and his recent commitment to some important reforms, has earned the right to be one of the two finalists." - promoted by David)