My middle class roots began in Western Massachusetts’ North Adams. I grew up there when my father returned home after serving in the Navy during WWII to open a small insurance agency, while my mother dedicated her life to raising me and my four siblings. From my parents we learned the value of hard work, of giving back, of civic duty; the guiding principles throughout my career as public servant.
In over two decades of public service, I’ve learned a lot about this Commonwealth, its collective needs, and of the needs of its individuals. Through my experiences as a state and federal prosecutor, Middlesex District Attorney and your Attorney General, I’ve carved out a record as a different kind of leader who delivers results for all of Massachusetts.
The path to economic recovery is unpaved but as Attorney General I took groundbreaking steps in holding predatory lenders and Wall Street accountable. I’ve recovered more than $135 million dollars for homeowners and taxpayers.
If you send me to the United States Senate, I pledge to continue on the path to economic recovery. I will support enhanced financial regulation of Wall Street to prevent another collapse and fight to protect consumers and families. I will provide incentives for small businesses and jobs creation to bring prosperity back to the Commonwealth.
As Attorney General, I took on drug companies and health insurers, rooting out fraud and abuse that drives up costs for families and seniors and achieved record recoveries in Medicaid fraud cases.
In the Senate I’ll fight to reform our broken health care system with a strong public option to provide for transparency and competition. I’ll fight for reform without sacrificing any rights or choices.
I know that climate change and new energy policies are vital for generations to come. I stood up to utility companies to keep energy costs low; and fought global warming by pushing for stricter emissions regulations.
As Senator I will work to protect our environment and our energy future by making sure we have an Environment Protection Agency that does its job and keeps costs down. Through new energy technology and innovation we can bring new jobs to the United States.
I’ve dedicate my life to keeping the Commonwealth safe. I’ve kept children safe from sexual predators and our seniors safe from scams and abuse. If elected I promise to continue to make our communities and our nation safer by responding intelligently to our changing world. I’ll continue to strengthen cyber security and promote national security without sacrificing civil rights.
I’ve stood firmly for civil rights. As Attorney General I went after discriminatory mortgage brokers. I was also the only Attorney General in the nation to challenge the Defense of Marriage Act, and worked to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act. I will humbly carry the torch of civil rights advocacy, as Senator Kennedy did.
The public servant is beholden to the virtue that it is the public, the people that matter.
I understand that this campaign is about you. It’s about your families, it’s about your communities, it’s about the unprecedented challenges we and future generations face.
I’m running for U.S. Senate because I understand the Commonwealth needs to send a leader to Washington who will roll up her sleeves to confront those challenges.
For the Commonwealth, for the Commonwealth’s individuals, we need a leader with a proven record of getting results.
Now is not the time to surrender our vision of the American Dream. Now is the time for the nation to again make good on its founding promise for a better and brighter future.
Now is the time to elect a different kind of leader.
Thank you, I respectfully ask for your consideration and your vote on Tuesday, December 8th.