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CLT UPDATE
Wednesday, November 1, 2006

CLT's 2Ĺ PAC endorsements for 2006


The Massachusetts GOP has had a number of near-death experiences in recent years, but this time it really looks like the next stop could be Whig-ville, or maybe Federalist Junction.

Itís a bad sign when the Green-Rainbow party has more statewide candidates on the ballot than the Republicans. And when probably only five Republicans will be left in the 40-person state Senate come January - the lowest number since before the Civil War. In the 160-member House, only 21 Republicans remain, and two of them arenít seeking re-election....

This could be one of those years. And thatís why itís important to preserve at least some vestige of an opposition that can perhaps one day rise from the ashes....

Wherever you live, think about throwing some votes to these guys. Even if you think the Republican canít win, donít vote Democratic. It only encourages them.

The Boston Herald
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
GOP faces tough Tuesday
By Howie Carr


Chip Ford's CLT Commentary

CLTíS 2Ĺ PAC - "2006 Endorsements for the Legislature" has been posted.

CLTís 2Ĺ PAC has endorsed forty-three candidates for the state Legislature in next Tuesdayís election.

This group includes twenty-six challengers to incumbents, ten candidates running for open seats, and seven incumbents running for re-election.

The average CLT taxpayer rating of the incumbents being challenged is eight percent. The average rating of our endorsed incumbents is 95%.

CLTíS 2Ĺ PAC - 2006 Endorsements for the Legislature

Chip Ford



The Boston Herald
Wednesday, November 1, 2006

GOP faces tough Tuesday
By Howie Carr


It was Saturday, and I was at the Paper Store in West Roxbury signing copies of my book, when in walks a damp Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey. She was early for a scheduled rally around the corner. So she grabs a hardcover and hands it to me. I ask her what inscription she wants on the title page.

"I think itíll have to be 'To Muffy,'" she said. "Thatís the way Iíll always remember you."

Remember me? Is one of us leaving town, Kerry?

Sure, it was just a momentary lapse in the public facade of confidence all pols have to maintain, no matter how bleak the polls. But the reality is, someone may be leaving town next Tuesday, and it looks like itís the state Republican Party.

The Massachusetts GOP has had a number of near-death experiences in recent years, but this time it really looks like the next stop could be Whig-ville, or maybe Federalist Junction.

Itís a bad sign when the Green-Rainbow party has more statewide candidates on the ballot than the Republicans. And when probably only five Republicans will be left in the 40-person state Senate come January - the lowest number since before the Civil War. In the 160-member House, only 21 Republicans remain, and two of them arenít seeking re-election.

The problem is, next Tuesday could be one of those tidal waves, like 1990. That was the year all sorts of otherwise unelectable Republicans ousted veteran Democrats far down the ballot. A Bible salesman was elected to the Senate from Taunton, an egg farmer won a county office in Essex and a woman from Natick with a phobia about "germs" took the Middlesex Registry of Probate, even though Iím not sure she knew what it was.

This could be one of those years. And thatís why itís important to preserve at least some vestige of an opposition that can perhaps one day rise from the ashes.

On Sunday, when I was down on the Cape signing more books, I ran into more Republicans running against the tide. There was Aaron Maloy, seeking a state repís seat against Sarah Peake, the limousine liberal Provincetown selectwoman who last year demanded that a Max Bohm painting of the Pilgrims voting on the Mayflower Compact be removed from Town Hall. The reason: No women were voting. It was 1620, Sarah, OK?

Another candidate was Will Crocker, whoís running against the incumbent Demetrius Atsalis, the rep who claimed he was running a golf tournament for his charity, only at the time he didnít have a charity. There was congressional candidate Jeff Beatty, a veteran whoís taking on Bill Delahunt, whose nomination papers also describe him as a "vetran."

Wherever you live, think about throwing some votes to these guys. Even if you think the Republican canít win, donít vote Democratic. It only encourages them.

Another office to think about when you show up at your precinct Tuesday - Governorís Council. Can you imagine the sort of moonbats Deval Patrick is going to appoint to the bench? You need somebody there to at least stand up every Wednesday and say, "Not through me."

My pal Ted Sarandis is running for the Council as an independent against Americaís Bartender, Mike Callahan. Ted Nation will make it hot for them. Down in Bristol County, a guy named Phil Paleologos is trying to oust the flyweight Councilor Carole Fiola. How can you not like a guy whose signs say "Shawmut Diner" - which he owns.

I wish I had space to list everybody. Rick Barton against U.S. Rep. John Tierney, Larry Frisoli against Martha Coakley, Will Whittlesey against state Rep. David Linsky of Natick, yet another tax-deadbeat Democrat.

As for you, Kerry Healey, thanks for buying my book. And no matter what happens, stick around. Things can change a lot in four years, especially when moonbats are running the show.

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