Looks like Boston got a GREAT START!!!!
"Wilkerson's legal issues apparently overshadowed her high-profile endorsements and her record..... weakened by campaign finance and past legal troubles that left many voters in the vast and diverse Boston district demanding fresh representation.... Wilkerson urged constituents to remember her long record of service on issues such as gay rights, racial profiling, and predatory lending....
Wilkerson paid a $10,000 fine to the state attorney general's office and acknowledged campaign finance violations dating back to 2000 and related to improper reimbursements of campaign contributions to herself and failing to report some contributions. She also once faced foreclosure proceedings on her home, which she was able to stop, and faced a federal income tax investigation, in which she pleaded guilty to four misdemeanors and served 30 days in a halfway house."
That is her RECORD, huh?
Thank God she got the boot!!!!
Just ANOTHER LYING LOOTER and CRIMINAL at the state house!!!!
Way to go, voters!!!!!!!!!
"A Senate fixture toppled; Chang-Díaz defeats embattled Wilkerson in primary" by John C. Drake, Globe Staff | September 17, 2008
Dianne Wilkerson, the state's lone black senator and one of Beacon Hill's most controversial figures, lost in yesterday's primary by a paper-thin margin to a second-time challenger in a race in which Wilkerson's legal issues apparently overshadowed her high-profile endorsements and her record.
Sonia Chang-Díaz, a 30-year-old former Jamaica Plain schoolteacher and the daughter of an astronaut, defeated the 15-year incumbent who had the backing of top state Democrats including Governor Deval Patrick but was weakened by campaign finance and past legal troubles that left many voters in the vast and diverse Boston district demanding fresh representation.
Yeah, PARTY doesn't really matter anymore -- they SEEM to be the SAME when it comes to CORRUPTION (did you see my Rangel post?)
Pending the results of a possible recount, which Wilkerson would have to request, Chang-Díaz will face a little-known Socialist Workers Party candidate, William Theodore Leonard, in the Nov. 4 general election. There is no Republican candidate.
Believe it or not, I want the socialist to win!!
Rule # 2: THIRD PARTY if possible!!!!
Michael Lake, a Chang-Díaz volunteer from Fenway and executive director of the World Class City Partnership at Northeastern University, said justice had been served with the results.
"Obviously our message for change and the voter's cry for integrity has rung out loud today," he said at a Chang-Díaz celebration at a Jamaica Plain restaurant. "I feel like I have a voice again in the State House."
The hard-fought primary, in which both candidates raised more than $100,000, was a rematch of the 2006 primary election in which Wilkerson edged Chang-Díaz by 6 percent. In this contest, Wilkerson urged constituents to remember her long record of service on issues such as gay rights, racial profiling, and predatory lending.
She commanded strong support from top politicians including Patrick and Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who both recorded messages of support sent to voters in automated calls and played on radio stations. But Chang-Díaz spent much of her campaign pounding Wilkerson on ethics issues, and those transgressions clearly were on voters' minds.
In August, Wilkerson paid a $10,000 fine to the state attorney general's office and acknowledged campaign finance violations dating back to 2000 and related to improper reimbursements of campaign contributions to herself and failing to report some contributions.
She also once faced foreclosure proceedings on her home, which she was able to stop, and faced a federal income tax investigation, in which she pleaded guilty to four misdemeanors and served 30 days in a halfway house.
And the DEMOCRAPS BACKED this CORRUPT SLEAZEBALL to the HILT!!!!
Several voters who chose Chang-Díaz yesterday said that while they mostly agreed with Wilkerson on the issues, they could not forgive her ethical transgressions.
Nor should you!!!
Wilkerson supporters were dejected by the loss. Several said African-American and immigrant communities in the district, which stretches from the Back Bay and Beacon Hill to Roxbury, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain, had lost a strong advocate.
"She has stood up for our rights consistently over time," said Liat Wexler, a 30-year-old lesbian woman from Jamaica Plain who cast her vote yesterday at English High School. "I looked at Chang-Díaz, and I thought it might be interesting to have someone new in, but I looked at the history of what Dianne has done for us. I know her track record. I know what she's actually voted for."
Then you GET WHAT YOU DESERVE, dumb-fuck Masser!!!!
Yeah, she was STANDING UP FOR YOU so she could LOOT YOUR POCKET!!!!
And they couldn't find a heterosexual voter, huh?
"She's done a lot of things for our community," said Gregory Francis, 35, of Roxbury. "She sacrifices herself for the community a lot."
Francis dismissed the ethical issues as "frivolous charges" and "attacks."
"There's other politicians that don't do their taxes and don't submit their taxes to the general public, but they are not under the same scrutiny," he said.
Yeah, you shit-eaters do deserve what you get!!
Yeah, she was sacrificing herself as she BROKE the LAW and LOOTED US!!!!
Chang-Díaz could become the first Hispanic woman in the state Senate.
In the Fourth Middlesex Senate District, firefighter Kenneth Donnelly defeated former Arlington selectman Jack Hurd, 54 percent to 40 percent, in the race to replace former state senator James Marzilli, who resigned his seat. Marzilli resigned after being charged with groping a woman.
NOT JUST ONE, Globe!!!
Yeah, I guess the Globe would cover for the ULTRA-LIBERAL!!
Now the question is: can you EVER FULLY BELIEVE the BACKGROUND paragraphs provide by the AGENDA-PUSHING, OBFUSCATING, LYING Zionist MSM?
"Kerry wins primary decisively; Voters in Bay State wanted experience" by Matt Viser and Eric Moskowitz, Globe Staff | September 17, 2008
I'm not surprised, but I am disappointed. Get rid of 'em all!!!!
US Senator John F. Kerry won a decisive victory last night against Edward O'Reilly, carrying virtually every Massachusetts city and town in his first Democratic primary challenge in 24 years.
Kerry will face Republican Jeff Beatty in November.
And ONCE AGAIN, the article has been HACKED and EDITED, removing the pieces I wanted to post!!
Yeah, I AM FUCKING TIRED of the god-damn CENSORSHIP!!!!
Kerry treated O'Reilly -- who was massively underfunded and who had little experience in elective politics -- as more a nuisance than a threat.
How's that for ELITIST DISRESPECT, huh?
Democracy is a "nuisance" to John Kerry!!
Some O'Rielly voters identified themselves as supporters of the upstart candidate. Others simply wanted to cast an anti-Kerry vote, knowing little or nothing about the challenger.
"It would be good to send a message," said Nick Shectman, 38, a Somerville computer programmer, voted for O'Reilly because he is upset with Kerry over his Iraq vote: "The more votes the other guy gets - whose name I already forgot - the more it will say to Kerry that, 'My constituents are a little more liberal than my voting has been.' "
The incumbent instead held "Kerry on your Corner" events throughout Massachusetts and ran three television ads, including one that featured former Vice President Al Gore praising Kerry's work on the environment.