Author Archives: Ken Pittman

Bielat v. Frank II on NECN last night

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) The 30 minute debate held on New England Cable News (NECN) and moderated by Jim Braude was indicative of the pace Americans have set for themselves during the 6 – 6:30 pm time frame. It was frantic, consolidated and efficient. Braude was actually masterful in minimizing Frank’s predictable quips and complaints and…

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The real scoop on Baker and his “pledge” to protect outsourcing loopholes.

Bay State Future, and independent liberal group affiliated with the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), recently began running bogus attack ads against Massachusetts Republican gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Their claim: Signing the Pledge is proof that Baker “favors tax loopholes that encourage corporations to ship jobs overseas.” Really? Let’s look at what the Pledge he…

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“Derail” Patrick breaks another promise

Property tax relief and South Coast Rail were the two promises Patrick offered to southeastern Massachusetts voters in exchange for their votes in 2006. We know what happened to the first one…an update on the second… Patrick ran on two promises to Massachusetts; property tax relief and South Coast Rail. The property tax promise was as empty as the stands…

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Dead Even: Baker pulls up to Patrick in latest poll

With just five weeks to the election, Republican Charles D. Baker has pulled even with Governor Deval Patrick in a gubernatorial race shaped by anti-incumbent sentiment and unusually high excitement among Republican voters, according to a new Boston Globe poll. The poll results also suggest that independent Timothy P. Cahill is pulling voters equally from Baker and Patrick, raising questions…

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Bristol County sheriff’s debate shows why Hodgson is Massachusetts’ own ‘Wyatt Earp’

With 38 days to go before elections, both challengers to the Republican Sheriff of Bristol County, Tom Hodgson, failed to stand out from the other. In fact, it was quite apparent that the seated sheriff carried the day. Facing numerous accusations by both Representative John Quinn (D-9th Bristol) and retired MA State Police Lt. Alan Garcia (Independent), the sheriff demanded…

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