1. Classic case of “he said – she said”
The odd case of the arrest of Representative Carlos Henriquez (D-Boston) falls into the classic pattern of he said she said. Gintautus Dimcuis, of the Dorchester Reporter is the best resource for this story.
State Rep. Carlos Henriquez entered a plea of not guilty on Monday afternoon in a Roxbury courtroom on charges that he assaulted a young woman and held her against her will in the vehicle. Judge Kenneth Fiandaca ordered Henriquez to appear back in court on Sept. 27. The Fifth Suffolk lawmaker was also told to stay away from certain addresses in Somerville and Arlington, which are associated with the alleged victim.
The Democrat, who represents parts of Dorchester and Roxbury, was arrested early Sunday morning on domestic assault and kidnapping charges, according to the Boston Police Department. In a 364-word statement released on Monday night, he called the allegations “completely untrue.”
2. RNC Delegate Meeting held last night
A meeting of the delegates to the Republican National Convention was held last night in Boston. Not attending was Evan Kenney, an 18 year old libertarian leaning Republican from Wakefield. Kenney was on the Rachel Maddow show, talking about the never ending saga of the winners of Massachusetts Caucuses.
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3. DeLeo attacks Patrick
The rosy relationship between Speaker DeLeo and Deval Patrick seems to be fraying. Joe Battenfeld is reporting that DeLeo is taking pot-shots at the Governor. The digs stem from Patrick’s vetoes of EBT wording in the state budget.
4. Constituents or SEIU Astroturf
You may have seen the progressive sphere trying to push the fact that a handful of MassUniting folks showed up to Scott Brown’s office on a Sunday to urge him to support Obamacare. The story can be seen on Blue Mass Group. MassUniting as you may remember is a wholly owned front group of unions such as the SEIU and MTA.
Contrast that with the over 100 people who showed up on the Waterfront in Boston on Saturday for the Greater Boston Tea Party’s true grassroots effort.
5. Warren spends campaign cash like it was taxpayer money
Holy burn rate Batman. You may have seen that Elizabeth Warren raised an (insert adjective here – the left seems to like astonishing) amount of money last quarter, $8.7M. This brings her total up to $24M for the race. According to the Boston Herald Warren only has $13.5M of that money left. That means four months before the election she has burned through $10.5M. On what? The race is exactly where it was before she burned through the money. Expect Brown’s numbers in the near future.