And the reason?
Liz Morningstar, executive director of the Deval Patrick Committee, in a statement released by the campaign, did not respond to questions about the apparent circumvention of the state’s $500 limit on individual campaign contributions. She said the fund-raising system is one of several tools at Patrick’s disposal “to strengthen and grow the Democratic Party in Massachusetts. This program is just one of the ways we’re establishing a strong Democratic infrastructure in every precinct across Massachusetts,” she said in the statement.
So even though it occupies 100% of statewide offices, 100% of Massachusetts congressional and senate seats, and 83% of the state legislature, and most local offices, the party still needs to establish a strong Democratic infrastructure? Was Liz Morningstar joking when she said this? And finally:
The way was cleared for the system four years ago [but] former governor Mitt Romney never set up the sort of operation that Patrick and his aides have created.
I’m so disappointed. I expected that Deval Patrick would be different!
So far this news has provoked no reaction at Blue Mass Group. As Bob Dole said, “Where’s the outrage?”