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Coakley support hard to find in Lawrence, Mass.
Oklahoma Watchdog ^ | January 18, 2010 | Andrew W. Griffin

Posted on 01/18/2010 7:15:51 PM PST by SoonerStorm09

LAWRENCE, Mass. – Driving around the snowy-to-slushy streets of this Massachusetts mill town on the Merrimack River, it’s clear that this community, nicknamed “Immigrant City,” has seen better days.

Boarded-up buildings are visible around town. The large mills appear empty. Gang graffiti stains fences and abandoned houses. And with it’s sizable Hispanic population, largely Puerto Rican, there is also a fairly solid Democrat base here in Essex County.

While there are a smattering of Martha Coakley for U.S. Senate signs around town, according to locals who follow politics, it’s not as many as one would normally expect in a major election. Few if any Scott Brown signs were seen.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: brown; coakley; lawrence; ma2010; massachusetts

1 posted on 01/18/2010 7:15:54 PM PST by SoonerStorm09
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To: SoonerStorm09

The Democrats running Massachusetts have turned much of Massachusetts into an economic wasteland.


2 posted on 01/18/2010 7:19:38 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: SoonerStorm09
Guess peter-rican gangbangers aren't into electoral politics.
3 posted on 01/18/2010 7:21:31 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

I think Dems like the GOP are sick of being screwed. They can blame Bush all they want, but the fact is even Dems realize that Obama’s domestic agenda has been a disaster. Business will not start hiring again until this healthcare bill is dead and buried.


4 posted on 01/18/2010 7:21:37 PM PST by lone star annie
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To: SoonerStorm09
A few weeks ago I was driving my daughter to a movie theater in Methuen MA. An accident forced me to turn off the state highway we were on. When we crossed from Methuen into Lawrence is was instantly obvious.
5 posted on 01/18/2010 7:24:20 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: MAexile
When we crossed from Methuen into Lawrence is was instantly obvious.

I'm native to MA, and now an Ohioan. A year ago, I had to get gas in Haverhill. Holy crap.

6 posted on 01/18/2010 7:30:47 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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Haverhill isn’t that bad, depends on which side of the river you’re on. I havn’t seen a lot of Coakley signs on either side of the Merrimac come to think of it...
7 posted on 01/18/2010 7:39:39 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: SoonerStorm09

Go, Scott, Go!


8 posted on 01/18/2010 7:42:26 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SoonerStorm09

Lawrence is the Detroit of MA.


9 posted on 01/18/2010 8:32:41 PM PST by mowowie
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To: mowowie

What a fine eulogy for the DemoRAT party; boarded up buildings, no jobs, gang activities, etc. Yep, and these idiots still vote for the DimWits. I wonder where they were when God handed out common sense?


10 posted on 01/18/2010 10:09:32 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: mowowie

Lawrence just had a GOP Mayor leave office this month (due to term limits).


11 posted on 01/19/2010 1:06:40 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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seems like he did a GREAT job.

I’ve gotten lost in Lawrence a few times and found myself in a few once beautiful neighborhhods.

Mansions turned into Ghettos.
Giant pillars on their front porches covered with graffiti.
Very sad.
A virus that i do not want to be spread.


12 posted on 01/19/2010 10:52:32 AM PST by mowowie
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To: mowowie

I think he did what he could, but I sincerly doubt he received much support. He was succeeded by a double-dipping leftist rodent thug this month, who reflects the mess, sadly.


13 posted on 01/19/2010 5:58:42 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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