Author Archives: Jim McKenna

Hope in New Bedford. City Settles With Disenfranchised Voters

(But Simple J. Malarkey said there was no there there.  The City has settled a civil rights lawsuit regarding voting irregularities in the 2010 GOP primary for Attorney General. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Under the leadership of Mayor Jonathan F. Mitchell, the City of New Bedford has taken steps to correct profound difficulties that became evident at…

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Why I support Gabriel Gomez.

From my perspective, the most impressive thing about Mr. Gomez’ campaign has concerned his debate performances – in which he stood toe-to-toe with one of the most veteran Congressmen in office, and more than held his own.  I am keenly aware that that kind of thing is much harder than it looks; Gabriel demonstrated the poise, perspective and understanding that…

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Thank you Scott Brown, and thank you Team Brown.

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) September 2009 was pretty bleak.  The likelihood of anyone from our party making the upcoming special election competitive was small, the chances of winning were dismal.  But Scott Brown stepped into the breach – thanks to what he did and what Team Brown did – the people who tirelessly made calls and…

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Every vote should be counted.

(Was there a concerted effort to undercount GOP primary write in Ballots? – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Thank you to all who have inquired about the status of our efforts concerning voter disenfranchisement. Probably the way to summarize where we are is by attaching the text of last month’s correspondence to U.S. Attorney Ortiz – which is below.…

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Good morning Republicans.

(There will be press at the event tonight.  I truly hope that everyone, on both sides acts in a professional manner. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) By the end of today, we will have a new Chair of our party.  Both candidates – Frank McNamara and Bob Maginn – are of good character and committed to doing the…

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Endorsement of Bob Maginn.

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) I stand with Bob Maginn in the race for the Republican Party Chair.  He is a man of integrity, intelligence, and experience, and has a plan that will move our party far forward.  Bob’s perspective, which includes understanding gained from having run statewide himself, his ability to put together the resources our…

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Voting is a right, not just a privilege.

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Last year, more than 27,000 people stepped forward and helped improve our political system.  Those voters established that a state-wide write-in campaign can work – even with very limited resources and an unmistakably first-time candidate.  As a result, in future, we can expect that more will take that path – with the…

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