The Massachusetts governor’s race comes down to one basic question: Who can you count on to fight for Massachusetts families?
When things get really tough – when you work hard, play by the rules, but something terrible happens and you’re struggling to make it – who is going to be on your side, in your corner, fighting for you? Who is going to build a future that expands opportunities not just for those at the top, but for people all across this state?
The answer to those questions has nothing to do with who smiles the most in the debates, who has the snazziest slogan, or whose TV ads you like best. It’s about who they fought for when it really mattered.
Yesterday I stopped by a campaign office in Framingham to talk about whose side Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker are on. Here’s what I told the volunteers:
I hope you’ll watch but, more importantly, I hope you’ll share it with your friends. Share it with people who may have gotten to the polls in 2012, but maybe haven’t made up their minds yet this year. Share it with people who might not have focused on why it matters to vote on November 4.
Charlie Baker is having no problem getting his message out to the people of Massachusetts. Why? Because he’s got money. The national Republican Governors Association – a group funded by Big Oil, Wall Street, and the Koch Brothers – has spent more than $8 million in attack ads against Martha.
They aren’t pouring that kind of money into a Massachusetts governors’ race because they want to help working families in Massachusetts. Nope. They put that kind of money in Massachusetts because they believe Charlie Baker will help those who have already made it. They want a governor whose record is firing workers and outsourcing jobs – not investing in people so every kid in our Commonwealth has a chance to succeed.
Here’s our message to Charlie Baker and his billionaire friends: Massachusetts is not for sale.