Despite false attacks from Steve Grossman and her fellow opponents, the facts are clear: Martha Coakley believes that outside special interest money does not belong in the race for governor.
Coakley has made it clear that she believes that special interest money doesn’t belong in the race for governor. How has she made that clear? One, I have heard her say it many times Two, she has made her opposition to Citizens United clear. Three, she was the first Attorney General to support a constitutional amendment to reverse the Citizens United decision. Four, she joined with 25 other state Attorney Generals in filing a brief with the Supreme Court to protect state’s ability to regulate and restrict political spending.
Steve Grossman and Charlie Baker supporters have recently formed SuperPACS that will pour outside money into this race. This is not what we want. It is my understanding that Coakley and the other candidates were meeting about signing a people’s pledge like the one signed by Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown but that Grossman’s campaign staff walked away from the negotiations.
We want a fair grassroots campaign like the one we ran that got Warren elected. I heard in a volunteer call last night that we have already knocked on thousands of doors across MA over the past 8 weeks and that we were the first campaign to submit the necessary amount of certified signatures to the Secretary of State’s office to qualify for the ballot. I know in our town we have had phone banks before the caucuses, we elected half of the delegation as Coakley delegates, we collected signatures and we have had many volunteer oganization meetings.
I am a proud grassroots volunteer and I am going to do everything I can to help Martha Coakley get elected as our next great Governor.