Skip to comments.Surprise coming in MA gubernatorial race?
Posted on 08/29/2014 7:53:52 AM PDT by sunmars
After this weeks dreary news out of Kansas, we owe Hot Air readers a pleasant surprise, and this may be it. Martha Coakley, who lost a special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy four years ago despite the near-total grip Democrats have on Massachusetts, may be in the process of losing another election. Republican gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker took his first lead in the Boston Globe poll series, edging Coakley barely, while neither candidate looks to be catching fire:
Republican Charlie Baker has edged ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for governor, taking the lead by the slimmest of margins for the first time in the Globes weekly poll.
The survey found the hypothetical general election race in a statistical dead heat, with 38 percent of respondents saying they would support Baker for governor, a slight edge over the 37 percent who said they favor Coakley. Though Bakers lead remains well within the margin of error, it shows movement in a race between the two likeliest candidates for the November election.
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I'd laugh so hard if she lost this one again. Didn't they learn from her abysmal campaigning last time.
You’d have to be a complete and utter moron to lose two statewide elections in Dem controlled Mass......if she does, we’ll be able to look her up in the dictionary under epic failure.
its the Scott Brown thing all over again, the more they get to see of her, the more they hate her.
As usual in the communist state of Massachusetts, there is no choice. It is Left looney vs. Left looney. Thank you, Lord, for enabling my escape, after 20 adult years, from that cesspool.
Think Christine O. Gregoire and Al Franken.....
It happens over and over and republicans never seem to learn.
Speaking of MA, Ted Kennedy has been sober for 5 years now. That’s quite an accomplishment.
MA TAXPAYERS WERE FORCED TO FINANCE IMMIGRANTS' DIRTY DEEDS BIGTIME After the Boston bombing, Massachusetts Democrat Gov Deval Patrick refused to divulge info WRT massive public assistance to the bombers. But state welfare officials were forced to come clean b/c the info is available to lawmakers. State Rep David Linsky called on the Mass Dept of Transitional Assistance to provide the info..... issuing an ultimatum, giving them 24 hours to provide the info.
The Boston Herald published the state's response: 'My office is working to fully comply with your request,' DTA interim commissioner Stacey Monahan wrote, saying they were only providing a summary 'given the great interest in this matter.'
Chechen immigrants--the bombers' parents----were eligible as legal, non-citizen residents who claimed "asylum" status and met the eligibility criteria for DTA, DTA interim commissioner Stacey Monahan said in a letter to David Linsky, Chairman of the Mass House Post Audit and Oversight Committee.
Multiple state agencies, on orders from Democrat Gov Patrick, refused to comment on the bomber brothers' welfare haul.
<><> WRT Tamerlan receiving UI benefits, Labor dept spokesman Kevin Franck refused to comment....
<><> Univ of Mass-- Dartmouth spokesman Robert Connolly refused to comment on the financial aid app of 19 -year-old soph Dzhokhar. 'It is our position - and I believe the accepted position in higher education - that student records including academic records and financial records (including financial aid) cannot under federal law be released without a students consent.'
<><> The FCC would not discuss whether the suspected bombers had govt-paid Obamaphones.
<><> Cambridge housing officials would not comment on if the brothers had Section 8 rental subsidy offered by the HUD to low income households.
Benefits for entire family of bombing suspects likely exceeded $100k
WCRB ^ | 4/29/2013 | By Janet Wu / FR Posted by Alistair Stratford IV
BOSTON State lawmakers have launched an investigation into whether the suspects in the Boston bombings improperly received public benefits. The House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight is reviewing hundreds of documents collected from state agencies that may have provided benefits to the suspects or their families since 2002.
Sources who have seen the 500 pages of documents sent to the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight told News Center 5 that the entire Tsarnaev family, including:
(1) the two bombing suspects' parents,
(2) the two suspects themselves,
(3) their sisters (one is under arrest for making bomb threats),
(4) the widow of the suspect killed, and,
(5) their child.
Could also include benefits for the Chechen "students" who tampered w/ evidence (one is now in jail, the other going to trial).
The Chechen cabal received "every conceivable public benefit available out there." (Excerpt) Read more at wcvb.com ...
SOURCE http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/metro/hearing-set-to-look-at-tsarnaev-family-welfare- benefits/-/11971628/19933058/-/9yagjz/-/index.html#ixzz2RtfE87js ///BTW, speaking of Gov Deval---the hot NY political buzz is
2016 prez wannabe NYGov Andy Cuomo is considering
Massachusetts Gov Deval Patrick as his 2016 running mate.
Lame duck Deval is trying to up his name recognition,
hoping to score brownie points with Cuomo.
Here, VP hopeful Deval sap-happily applauds his state's
new police chief---wearing her spiffy Commandant
Herman Goerring uniform (not photoshopped).
Anybody know how to say versimilitude in German?
Double down on WarOnWimmin coming soon to a campaign near you.
Not as much of a moron as losing two statewide elections in Kansas... The article about Kansas is of much more interest than this false hope.
So, why didnt Mitt Romney run for a second term as governor of Massachusetts?
He would have lost. And, not just lost by a little. He would have been creamed.
Romney won his first term with about 49% of the vote. After 4 years in office he had a 30% approval rating30%.
You cant blame this on Romney being a Republican. Massachusetts, when it comes to electing governors, is friendly to Republicans. For 16 straight years Massachusetts elected nothing but Republican governors (Weld, Cellucci, Swift, and Romney).
Yet, it only took one Romney term to destroy this Republican popularity streak.
Wahrheits. You're welcome.
That picture is just plain creepy.
Even creepier is knowing how many in MA see nothing untoward about it.
Scratch a prog/lib-—get a fascist.
I hope this is not the case, although we do have an uber liberal local media here in Kansas that helped push Sebelius over the line in the past. One positive note that Brownback and some conservatism working is the fact that government workers and takers here in Kansas absolutely hate him. That is who the local media's are focusing on and I see this as a positive as we have a bloated government that still needs a lot of correcting.
I like Brownback's ads attacking Davis for being an uber liberal and all the support Davis had for Obama over the years. Kansas can't afford to elect another liberal like Sebelius or Obama, with electing Davis.
I don't trust Greg Orman, the so-called independent in the Senate race. He comes in during the primaries, spending lots of money with popular conservative talking points. We've seen this act before to pull votes from the Republican in order to give the Demoncrat a chance. I hope most Kansans see through all the BS and especially, the local media's BS. The local media's are partly responsible for bringing us the corrupt Sebelius.
Oh, and if anyone wants to understand how uber liberal the local media is in Kansas, when George Tiller was killed, they treated him as if he was a martyr, and NOT the killer of thousands of unborn babies.
Ted? sober? Ted was permanently pickled. He will out-stiff the last Egyptian mummy. And I heard they strapped a quart of gin inside his neck brace? For the road.
Geez-—even Herman didn’t have the brass to wear a gold whistle. Wonder if it’s a dike call heard only by Nowies? The gal does indeed look like a good candidate for the draft in my all-chick burgerbutt team called the “Bacon Busters”. I hold sign-ups sometimes down at the local Costco snack bar. Talent rich environment.
Oh my God, what a getup!
It’s not clear whether the Uber Commandant chick is wearing trousers, Skirt, or tent? And what goes good with handcuffs?
Martha Coakley - the gift that keeps on giving!
First time I’ve ever seen a State-ie smile.
Most polls show her ahead, this was the first I saw that gave the lead to Chazz Baker.
I’m surprised she’s expected to win the rat primary so easily.
I’d be interested to see if the GOP can be competitive in the open races for AG and Treasurer.
1966 was the last time the GOP won the Attorney General’s office in MA, with Elliot Richardson. Curiously, despite the high-profile nature of the office, it has been generally a political dead-end for its holders. Excluding Richardson, who received federal appointments, the last time anyone went higher in office was his predecessor Ed Brooke (who went straight to the Senate). Richardson failed to get the 1984 nomination for Senator.
Before Brooke, no Attorney General since Democrat Paul Dever (1935-41) went to the Governorship. Dever didn’t do that directly, either. When he ran in 1940, he was defeated by Brooke’s Senate predecessor, Leverett Saltonstall. Not until 1948 did he upset left-wing RINO Governor Robert Bradford.
Before Dever, you’d have to go back to the 1850s (!) Whig John H. Clifford went to the Governorship for a single-year term after 4 years as AG. After his term ended (he didn’t run for another term), the incoming Governor re-appointed him back as AG.
As for the Treasurer’s office, the GOP did hold that throughout the ‘90s with Joe Malone (who then ran against Cellucci in the ‘98 primary for Governor and lost). Before that, not since Conservative Laurence Curtis won in the 1946 GOP landslide (for a 2-year term) did the GOP last win it.
Just as an odd note, excluding Curtis’s 2-year term, from 1931-1952, 4 men all named Hurley occupied Treasury. Charles, Francis & John were Democrats, William a Republican. Charles succeeded Curley (Curley to Hurley) as Governor for a single term from 1937-39 (then losing to Saltonstall). Democrat John F. Kennedy (Francis, not Fitzgerald) held the office from 1955-61, losing the nomination for Governor in 1960. Two John Kennedys ran to succeed John Francis for Treasurer, but both lost the primary. And you thought the Alaska Sullivans were confusing...
I know it’s Mass but I would cackle hard if she managed to lose again.......
That’s why if I was a MA Dem, I’d be reluctant to nominate her.
While a Republican governor of MA has very little power so long as Democrats have supermajorities in both houses, I would posit that Deval Patrick appointed ultraliberal Mo Cowan to the Senate when Kerry resigned, and he served for 5 and 1/2 months, where he voted 100% liberal, while a Scott Brown type appointed by a Republican would have voted 70% conservative. And Baker’s Supreme Court nominees wouldn’t be as bad as Coakley’s. Plus, the MA governor still has some power, like the time that Romney blocked the performance of same-sex “marriages” for non-residents (there was a 19th century law limiting marriage to residents, but a Democrat governor would have ignored the law or “interpreted” it differently. While I wouldn’t give a red cent to a RINO such as Baker for the governorship, I would prefer him in office to Coakley, and thus would vote for him instead of nominating a nobody with no chance of winning the general or voting for an independent with no chance of winning.
Not going to argue with anything you say. Except the state trooper uniform. It’s been the same dress uniform for almost 50 years. It’s no more or less silly looking than any other State Trooper or Highway a Patrol uniform. Look to Rhode Island or New Jersey to see clown suits.
True-—but the commandant uniform takes on a whole new meaning in the current political climate
I predicted months ago that Chazz B. would win. I hesitate to even call him a RINO, but, everyone can see the emperor has no clothes. In this case, the emperor being the RATS.
AuH2O makes some very valid points - something is better than nothing.
Things are so out of whack that a candidate that I agree with ~25% of the time starts to look like Ronald Reagan compared to what had to be endured.
Yeah, but it is simply because she looks so bad in it. There ARE tailors and seamstresses in Boston. She needs to find one.
Nice touch, that whistle on her tit.
No Nazi likeness here.
Whatever, instead of a simple clown, they look like rodeo clowns.
I think all cop uniforms look stupid.
As long as the Massachusetts GOP is leftist, then many Massachusetts voters WILL BE more friendly towards them, even if they continue to vote for the Democrats, only. Here’s the funny thing about this years Massachusetts GOP race for governor: There’s an actual conservative running, this time, in Mark Fisher, but Mark is, only, getting about 11% of the total, popular vote! The other GOP candidate, Charlie Baker, is a leftist! So, if Charlie Baker does win the GOP primary, which he should be able to do with ease, then the left wins, while Independent candidates for governor end up splitting all of the non-leftist votes! Isn’t that a knee slapper? BTW, during the entire duration that there was a GOP Massachusetts Governor, they were all leftist Republicans!
The legislature wouldn’t hesitate to remove a GOP Governor’s ability to make Senate appointments, so there goes one. As for whom a RINO would appoint to the bench, we’ve already seen they’re as bad if not worse than Democrats (look at the Supreme Judicial Court or Willard’s appointments, the loony-toons bitch who released the murderer who butchered the Maucks). There goes that. And the blockage of gay marriages, since none of these guys are on God’s side when it comes to the social order of man, that too is worthless.
I’m in the same boat here in IL, the GOP nominee is a rich RINO a-hole but whatryougonnado, Pat Quinn is a live birth abortion of a Governor. He’s making that clown Blago and the last R Governor, RINO scumbag George Ryan, look good. And RINO’s Jim Edgar and Jim Thompson look like friggin gold right now.
As for MA, I sure as hell ain’t gonna hope Croakly wins, at least it would embarrass the rats if she lost.
Did you get a load of Miss Piggy in post 8? Is she a police chief or head of the Prussian Army?
Speaking of Brown, rat pollster PPP has him trailing by 6 50%-44%, confirming that race is tightening.
Beulah Balbricker got a promotion.
DJ also makes some valid points.
But when your choices are 3 broken toes or an amputation of said leg, what do you do? I’ll take the toes and go from there...
“Policettes”: Nah, I won’t say anymore.
This one makes the one from “Fargo” look ok. And that’s kinda hard to do.
Technicaly Swift was never elected governor and thank heaven for that.
I thought his dying wish was to be buried in a barrel of Irish whiskey.
You think she would have been worse than Mitt?
“You think she would have been worse than Mitt?”
I think she was a walking,talking Peter Principle. He at least had strong leadership qualities.