Remember those horrible mailings? I was helping Ed Augustusrun for the Senate in Worcester County, and the ugly mailings the state was sending on behalf of Robi Blute.
Jessica Kemp manages the campaign of State Representative Karen Spilka, who’s running for an open MetroWest senate seat; last week, a GOP mailing accused Spilka of abetting child molestation.
People are disappointed and outraged, Kemp says. To go after Karen’s voting record is one thing, but this goes way beyond that. It’s preying on fear. This seems to be a new low in terms of what people will do.
They went after quality house Democrats as well.
It was a simple choice … the Massachusetts Republican Party’s postcard reads. And Barbara L’Italien picked educating illegal immigrants over our children. The card shows an image of children and their teacher slumped over their desks in a darkened classroom while L’Italien, their Democratic state representative, smirks cruelly. On November 2, it’s time we start putting our children first. Tell Barbara L’Italien her wrong priorities are hurting our children.
When the politics of fear failed last year, THAT’S when Romney became disinterested in governing Massachusetts. Those same techniques are being used for Kerry Muffy Healey. Let’s hope the Republicans have the same success they had with ugly campaigning in 2004.