Calling him “The most qualified Republican,” The Patriot Ledger has endorsed Joe Malone for Congress in the 10th District Republican Primary.
The Ledger editors also highlighted Joe’s record of reform and cutting spending as our state Treasurer, saying “At the Treasury, Malone reduced expenses by 62 percent and improved efficiency in Lottery operations and performance of the state pension system.”
Throughout the campaign, Joe has been visiting small businesses all over the South Shore and Cape Cod as part of his “Joe’s on the Job” tour. Joe has listened to small business owners and employees. Joe believes that Washington needs to better support small businesses with lower taxes and less senseless regulations. Joe knows small businesses are the backbone of our economy and creating jobs. The Ledger applauded Joe’s focus on small business, writing, “Joe Malone also has shown a firm grasp of financial issues, in particular the importance of small businesses as they relate to the current economic concerns of the region.”
In their endorsement, The Ledger made note of Joe’s unquestioned character and the fact that Joe is the candidate who has been upfront and honest with the voters. “…where Perry has been evasive in his responses to questions about the illegal strip searches of teenage girls and reluctant to take responsibility, Malone has been forthcoming,” wrote the Ledger.
In writing about Joe’s straightforward and honest approach, The Ledger wrote “It’s a demonstration of personal responsibility and character that would serve him well as a congressman.”
The Patriot Ledger endorsement comes on the heels of the endorsement from The Boston Globe and two dozen local newspapers including The Cape Codder (Brewster, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown), The Register (Barnstable, Dennis, Yarmouth), Harwich Oracle, Sandwich Broadsider, Falmouth Bulletin, Bourne Courier, The Provincetown Banner, The Abington Mariner, The Cohasset Mariner, The Hanover Mariner, The Hingham Journal, The Marshfield Mariner, The Norwell Mariner, The Pembroke Mariner & Reporter, The Rockland Standard, The Scituate Mariner, and the Weymouth News.