Incumbents (with opposition) seeking re-election were
selected based on how well they scored on the
2007-08 CLT Legislative Rating. The nine incumbents
endorsed had an average rating of 94%.
Non-incumbent candidates of all parties, to receive an
endorsement, first had to return our PAC questionnaire.
Their responses basically agreed with CLT's pro-taxpayer
positions. They also had to sign and return the
Protection Pledge on which they vowed to "oppose and
vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes."
If a candidate failed to return both the questionnaire and
signed pledge, then an endorsement was not considered.
Note: All candidates are Republicans
except for two Independents: John Valianti, candidate for the House,
and Althea Garrison, candidate for the Senate.
Hometowns are listed
to the right of non-incumbents’ names for identification
Focus on Four
CLT's 2˝ PAC has endorsed 33 candidates
for the State Legislature. However we urge CLT members
to "Focus on Four" of these candidates, especially if
they're in your area. These four are running against
incumbents who, collectively, on twenty-four votes
dating back to 2002 voted against the income tax
rollback. The four challengers are running great
campaigns, have a decent shot at winning and each has
received the maximum donation by the PAC.
The four are:
Martinez (Chelmsford vs. Sen. Susan Fargo
(D-Lincoln) 2. Lonnie Brennan
(Georgetown) vs. Rep. Barbara L'Italien (D-Andover) 3.
(Uxbridge) vs. Rep. Paul Kujawski (D-Webster) 4.
(Billerica) vs. Rep. William Greene (D-Billerica)