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Dean Cavaretta Immediately Calls on Jaime Eldridge to STOP Playing Liz Warren Press Spokesperson in Western Mass; Focus Instead On Their 7 Planned October Debates
MARLBOROUGH – (R) Candidate for State Senate Dean Cavaretta chided his opponent today, State Senator Jaime Eldridge for injecting himself right smack in the middle of the Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren U.S. Senate Race by playing Western Mass. Spokesman, instead of working on behalf of his constituents.
Asserted a very surprised Cavaretta:
“Apparently, my opponent is more interested in taking marching orders from the Mass. Democratic Party, and their Special Interests than listening to the people of his Middlesex and Worcester District. If he was truly listening, he would hear that they want bi-partisanship, not name calling and rock throwing. I have emphatically said since I entered this race, it is time to put the issues of Education and the Economy FIRST.”
Cavaretta also observed that if Mr. Eldridge is so interested in being the Western Mass. campaign spokesman for Professor Warren, then he should immediately resign from the State Senate, and take a full-time job with her, because the taxpayers of his district are not getting their money’s worth out of him.
Cavaretta and Eldridge have seven debates scheduled for October.
Earlier today (Monday, 9/24), the Cavaretta for State Senate Campaign released Dean’s 10 Point Plan on MA Education.
READ Dean’s PLAN HERE: http://marlborough.patch.com/b…
Contrast Cavaretta’s constructive public policy piece with Mr. Eldridge eagerness to weigh-in today on a Springfield MA based news story?!
The following notes the Cavaretta/Eldridge Debate Dates here: http://www.telegram.com/articl…
Original News Article – SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Shira Schoenberg & Robert Rizzuto, September 24, 2012 http://www.masslive.com/politi…
SPRINGFIELD – Massachusetts Democrats are claiming that the campaign of Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown isn’t doing everything it can to identify the employers of donors who contributed to his campaign but left out the required item on the disclosure form. The Patriot Ledger reported Thursday that 16 percent of the donors listed on Brown’s financial reports, filed with the Federal Election Commission, did not disclose the name of their employer, as is required by the FEC. Those donors gave Brown more than $2 million.
The story said Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaign failed to disclose employer information for 1.6 percent of donors, who gave a total of $255,000. The missing information is listed as “information requested per best effort.”
In a conference call with reporters on Monday, state Sen. Jaime Eldridge, D-Acton, said that since some of the donors with incomplete employer information are easily traceable online, he doesn’t believe the Brown campaign has went far enough to provide all the required information.
“Scott Brown’s campaign has failed to disclose employer information on more than $2 million in campaign contributions, many of which are from New York bankers and DC lobbyists,” Eldridge said. “This is not only a violation of FEC rules, but an attempt to conceal the source of nearly one fifth of the Brown campaign’s contributions. If Brown isn’t disclosing information on key Wall Street backers, what else is he hiding? Scott Brown needs to come clean and stop trying to keep secret the campaign cash he’s receiving from Wall Street and Washington DC.”
Asked about the story on Friday by reporters at his Boston headquarters, Brown referred questions to his campaign. “I don’t have the time to zero in on the financial reports,” Brown said. “We’re both raising money, we’ll both have the resources… If there are some financial issues in the filing forms, I know they file them and they amend them on a very regular basis.”
Brown campaign manager Jim Barnett said the campaign asks donors for the name of their employer, and if they do not provide it, the campaign sends a letter requesting that information. If the donor does not return it, that is reported on financial forms as a “best effort.” “We follow all rules and regulations,” Barnett said.