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Mass. State Senate endorsements, etc:
NOTE: No change in numbers of seats Republicans vs Democrats
Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden - North Adams, Great Barrington, Pittsfield, Stockbridge, etc.
D - *BENJAMIN DOWNING, Pittsfield [Trans, NARAL]
Bristol & Norfolk - Attleboro, Foxborough, Mansfield, Walpole, etc.
63% D - *JAMES TIMILTY, Walpole [NARAL]
37% R - JEFFREY BAILEY, Attleboro [MCFL]
We had a chance to talk with Jeff Bailey at a recent event, and really like him. He's got both feet on the ground and won't sway with the political wind.
First Bristol & Plymouth - Fall River, Rochester, Swansea, etc.
D - *MICHAEL RODRIGUES, Westport
Second Bristol & Plymouth - Dartmouth, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, etc.
D - *MARK MONTIGNY, New Bedford [Trans, NARAL]
Cape & Islands - Brewster, Dennis, Nantucket, Oak Bluffs, Orleans, Provincetown, Yarmouth, etc.
D - *DANIEL WOLF, Harwich [Trans, NARAL]
First Essex - Haverhill, Methuen, Newburyport, etc.
OPEN SEAT: Stephen Baddour took a job with a law firm in April.
46% D - KATHLEEN O'CONNOR IVES, Newburyport [PP, NARAL]
34% R - SHAUN TOOHEY, Haverhill
16% I - PAUL MAGLIOCCHETTI, Haverhill
4% U - JAMES KELCOURSE, Amesbury
Second Essex - Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Salem, Topsfield
OPEN SEAT: Frederick Berry is retiring.
71% D - JOAN LOVELY, Salem [PP, NARAL]
29% R - RICHARD JOLITZ, Beverly [MCFL]
Jolitz is a great candidate, a Tea Party member. Ran last time, so has some momentum.
Third Essex - Lynn, Marblehead, Saugus, etc.
D - *THOMAS McGEE, Lynn [Trans, NARAL]
First Essex & Middlesex - Gloucester, Middleton, Rockport, North Reading, Wlimington, etc.
R - *BRUCE TARR, Gloucester [NARAL/mixed; MCFL/no]
Second Essex & Middlesex - Andover, Lawrence, Dracut, Tewksbury
65% D - *BARRY FINEGOLD, Andover [PP, NARAL]
35% R - PAUL ADAMS, Andover [MCFL]
Paul Adams gave up his House seat to run for the Senate -- against an incumbent. Let's hope it wasn't a bad decision.
Hampden - Chicopee, Springfield, West Springfield
D - *JAMES WELCH, West Springfield [MEQ, NARAL]
First Hampden & Hampshire - Belchertown, Chicopee, Hampden, Ludlow, Springfield
D - *GALE CANDARAS, Wilbraham [NARAL]
Second Hampden & Hampshire - Chicopee, Easthampton, Holyoke, Southampton, Westfield
R - *MICHAEL KNAPIK, Westfield [Trans, MCFL]
Hampshire, Franklin & Worcester - Amherst, Deerfield, Hadley, Northampton, Pelham, Royalston, etc.
D - *STANLEY ROSENBERG, Amherst [SOC, Trans, NARAL]
First Middlesex - Lowell, Groton, Pepperell, Westford, etc.
73% D - *EILEEN DONOGHUE, Lowell [Trans, NARAL]
27% R - JAMES BUBA, Lowell [MCFL]
Second Middlesex - Cambridge, Medford, Somerville, Winchester
D - *PATRICIA JEHLEN, Somerville [SOC, Trans, NARAL]
Third Middlesex - Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Sudbury, Waltham, Weston
OPEN SEAT: Susan Fargo is not running for re-election.
61% D - MICHAEL BARRETT, Lexington [MEQ, PP, NARAL]
39% R - SANDI MARTINEZ, Chelmsford [MCFL]
Michael Barrett is a passionate leftist who served in the Legislature years ago, and would drive everyone crazy. Sandi Martinez is the opposite -- pro-family and pro-life. She has run before, and has a very good organization in place.
Fourth Middlesex - Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, Lexington, Woburn
68% D - *KENNETH DONNELLY, Arlington [SOC, Trans, NARAL]
32% R - GERRY DEMBROWSKI, Woburn [MCFL]
Gerry Dembrowski, who ran for Congress two years ago, is a fabuluous candidate. He's smart, articulate, and not afraid of the issues. Donnelly has always been a public employee and is basically a water carrier for the left's special interests.
Fifth Middlesex - Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester
D - *KATHERINE CLARK, Melrose [SOC, Trans, PP, NARAL]
First Middlesex & Norfolk - Newton, Brookline, Wellesley
D - *CYNTHIA CREEM, Newton [SOC, Trans, PP, NARAL]
Second Middlesex & Norfolk - Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Natick, Medway
D - *KAREN SPILKA, Ashland [Trans, PP, NARAL]
Middlesex & Suffolk - Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett
D - *SAL DiDOMENICO, Everett [SOC, Trans, NARAL]
Middlesex & Worcester - Acton, Ayer, Hudson, Harvard, Marlborough, Southborough, Stow, Westborough, etc.
65% D - *JAMIE ELDRIDGE, Acton [SOC, MEQ, Trans, PP, NARAL]
35% R - DEAN CAVARETTA, Stow [MCFL]
Eldridge solicited support from (and promised his support to) a radical Muslim group tied to pro-terrorism and anti-Semitism, but the press (even the Jewish press) gave him a complete pass on that because he's such a good liberal.
Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex - Attleboro, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, Sherborn, Wayland, etc.
R - *RICHARD ROSS, Wrentham [MCFL] [marched in 2010 Gay Pride parade]
Ross is also one of the turncoat Republicans who voted against the Marriage Amendment in 2007.
Norfolk, Bristol & Plymouth - Avon, Canton, Easton, East Bridgewater, Milton, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, etc.
D - *BRIAN JOYCE, Milton [Trans, NARAL]
Norfolk & Plymouth - Abington, Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy, Rockland
D - *JOHN KEENAN, Quincy
Norfolk & Suffolk - Boston, Dedham, Dover, Norwood, Westwood, etc.
D - *MICHAEL RUSH, Boston [MCFL]
Plymouth & Barnstable - Bourne, Falmouth, Kingston, Pembroke, Plymouth, Sandwich
58% D - *THERESE MURRAY, Plymouth [NARAL]
42% R - THOMAS KEYES, Sandwich [MCFL]
This is THE race to watch. Therese Murray is the President of the Senate, and a hideous advocate for every liberal special interest group, particularly the homosexual lobby. Tom Keyes is a five-star pick, a wonderful candidate, who got 48% against Murray two years ago. Even the far-left Boston Phoenix is calling this one for Keyes to win. We think it will happen, too!
First Plymouth & Bristol - Bridgewater, Carver, Middleborough, Raynham, Taunton, etc.
D - *MARC PACHECO, Taunton [NARAL]
Second Plymouth & Bristol - Brockton, Easton, Hanover, Whitman, etc.
D - *THOMAS KENNEDY, Brockton [Trans, MCFL]
Plymouth & Norfolk - Cohasset, Duxbury, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell, Weymouth, etc.
68% R - *BOB HEDLUND, Weymouth [MCFL]
32% D - GENEVIEVE DAVIS, Norwell [PP, NARAL]
Bob's drifted a bit over the years, but he's still pretty good.
First Suffolk - Boston
D - *JACK HART, Boston [MCFL]
Second Suffolk - Boston
D - *SONIA CHANG-DÍAZ, Boston [SOC, MEQ, Trans, PP, NARAL]
First Suffolk & Middlesex - Boston, Cambridge, Revere, Winthrop
82% D - *ANTHONY PETRUCCELLI, Boston [Trans, NARAL]
18% R - THOMAS DOOLEY III, Boston
Second Suffolk & Middlesex - Belmont, Boston, Watertown
76% D - *WILLIAM BROWNSBERGER, Belmont [SOC, Trans, NARAL]
24% R - STEVE AYLWARD, Watertown [MCFL]
Brownsberger is smarmy liberal who marches lockstep with every lunatic thing the special interests dream up. Steve Aylward -- former chairman of the Watertown School Committee, Tea Party activist, and MARA member -- is the kind of Republican we all wish we had representing us.
First Worcester - Boylston, Holden, Princeton, Worcester, etc.
D - *HARRIETTE CHANDLER, Worcester [SOC, Trans, PP, NARAL]
Second Worcester - Auburn, Grafton, Leicester, Shrewsbury, Worcester, etc.
68% D - *MICHAEL MOORE, Millbury [PP, NARAL]
32% R - STEPHEN SIMONIAN, Auburn
Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire & Middlesex - Ashburnham, Barre, Charlton, Palmer, Spencer, Sturbridge, Ware, etc.
D - *STEPHEN BREWER, Barre
Worcester & Middlesex - Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster, Lancaster, Townsend, etc.
D - *JENNIFER FLANAGAN, Leominster [SOC, NARAL]
Worcester & Norfolk - Bellingham, Douglas, Mendon, Oxford, Southbridge, Sutton, Webster, etc.
D - *RICHARD MOORE, Uxbridge [MCFL]