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Markey’s State of Residence Questioned
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6-19-2013 | Lachlan Markay

Posted on 06/19/2013 1:04:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing

June 19, 2013

Markey’s State of Residence Questioned

by Lachlan Markay

A conservative group is challenging Democrat Ed Markey’s Massachusetts residency less than a week before he faces a special election for a U.S. Senate seat in that state.

Markey, currently a member of the House of Representatives, should legally be considered a resident of Maryland, America Rising PAC stated in a Tuesday complaint filed with the Maryland state comptroller.

The group also claims Markey violated Maryland law by failing to file Maryland tax returns despite living primarily in that state.

Markey has vehemently denied that he is officially a Maryland resident. He dismissed information in a debate on Tuesday on his tax returns that showed his primary residence is in Maryland.

“Oh, it is Massachusetts,” he said. “That was just the accountant who made a mistake.”

America Rising stands by its complaint. “Markey loves new taxes except the ones he’s not paying to his home state of Maryland,” Tim Miller, the group’s executive director, said in an email.

“The Maryland law is explicit and the public record of Markey’s residency indicates he may owe taxes in Maryland, not Massachusetts,” Miller added.

Markey and his wife purchased a home in Chevy Chase, Md., in 1991, according to the complaint. That home was listed as his primary residence until 2001, when he purchased his parents’ home in Malden, Mass.

Under Maryland law, a home is considered a primary residence if the occupant spends at least 183 days of the year there. America Rising’s complaint cites news reports that indicate he spent at least 195 days at his Maryland home.

Other indicators suggest Markey spends less time in Malden than he claims.

“Markey’s Malden water bills suggest he is there infrequently, paying only the monthly minimum for service,” noted a February report in the Boston Globe.

“House records show that he and his staff have spent less annually from his official budget on travel over the last four years than any of the state’s other House members, which could suggest he travels back to his district less often,” the Globe reported.

The campaign of Gabriel Gomez, Markey’s Republican opponent, has seized on the discrepancies in Markey’s declared residencies.

“Six days until Election Day in Massachusetts, Ed Markey is still trying to fool voters into believing he lives here despite the fact that he lives in a mansion in Chevy Chase,” Gomez spokesman Leonardo Alcivar told the Washington Free Beacon in an email.

The Markey campaign did not return a request for comment.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland; US: Massachusetts
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1 posted on 06/19/2013 1:04:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

He’s a Democrip. He can live anywhere he wants.


2 posted on 06/19/2013 1:07:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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Markay on Markey


3 posted on 06/19/2013 1:10:53 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What’s good for the Rick Santorum goose is good for the Ed Maaaaaahkey gander.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 1:12:08 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: smoothsailing

If he lived on the moon Mass voters would still vote him in. “D” uber alle.


5 posted on 06/19/2013 1:12:50 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: smoothsailing

Gotcha!! Perfect.


6 posted on 06/19/2013 1:13:30 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: smoothsailing

I live on Adams Street in Malden. Which is around the corner from Townsend Street. I have known Ed Markey since my sister unfortunately got me involved in his State Representative run in High School. Even when he comes to Malden for events he can’t avoid. He does not stay there with his wife. The house is so empty that the Oxy addicts in the neighborhood don’t even bother to break in. there are only four Markey for Congress signs on some of the surrounding houses where Municipal employees live. When he does stay over with some staffers. There are trash bags full of empty beer cans left in front of his house until trash day. They are NOT the Blue Bags that we have to purchase from the City of Malden as part of Pay As You Throw.


7 posted on 06/19/2013 1:15:14 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: smoothsailing

Thank goodness I wasn’t taking a sip when Maaahkey blamed his accountant for the redacted address on his tax form, in response to a question from Gabriel Gomez during the debate.

I would have sprayed the entire living room wall. What a lyin’ sack.


8 posted on 06/19/2013 1:15:49 PM PDT by DNME (Tired of being polite? Bring back the Sons of Liberty!)
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To: smoothsailing

Maybe he just doesn’t bathe very often...


9 posted on 06/19/2013 1:21:47 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: massgopguy

Thanks for the info. So the Malden house is used primarily as a beer hall for Markey staff!!!

I apologize since it’s your neighborhood, but that is a hoot!


10 posted on 06/19/2013 1:23:34 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

...and I’ll be surprised if this is anything more than “a bump in the road”.


11 posted on 06/19/2013 1:26:09 PM PDT by wita
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To: smoothsailing
“Oh, it is Massachusetts,” he said. “That was just the accountant who made a mistake.”

And with that, the Democrats, media, and RINOs, who had gathered to hear the words of the great senator, laughed and laughed.

12 posted on 06/19/2013 1:37:23 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: smoothsailing

finally and “October surprise” on a RAT!!


13 posted on 06/19/2013 1:43:48 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Wexler was living elsewhere too. Dems don’t seem to like to live in their districts or states.


14 posted on 06/19/2013 1:43:51 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: smoothsailing

Is Maaaaahkey still pushing that stupid bill the NAB wanted to require all manufacturers of wireless devices to incorporate a radio receiver into them?


15 posted on 06/19/2013 1:46:27 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: smoothsailing
Full Coverage in the Boston Globe Workers Circle
16 posted on 06/19/2013 1:48:13 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Or be from Keyna for that matter


17 posted on 06/19/2013 1:55:04 PM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: WomBom

Or an Indonesian madrassa.


18 posted on 06/19/2013 1:58:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: smoothsailing

I spent most of my life living in this twit’s district. I don’t recall ever seeing him there.


19 posted on 06/19/2013 2:25:14 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: smoothsailing; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


20 posted on 06/19/2013 8:52:30 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: smoothsailing

That all went out the window once Hitlery became Senator.


21 posted on 06/19/2013 8:58:44 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: smoothsailing
“Markey’s Malden water bills suggest he is there infrequently, paying only the monthly minimum for service,” noted a February report in the Boston Globe.

Dems are conservationists, they don't flush much.

22 posted on 06/19/2013 9:04:56 PM PDT by metafugitive
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To: metafugitive

It must be true, according to post #7 “There are trash bags full of empty beer cans left in front of his house until trash day.”

LOL! They’re either not flushing or whizzing in the yard!


23 posted on 06/19/2013 9:10:29 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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