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Candidates for *GOVERNOR*
 

 

 

 

 

 

constitution
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd
Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

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Charlie Baker (R)

 

NO

 

Common Core: Some of you think Charlie is opposed to Common Core, he is not. That is because he plays both sides of the fence. He says "I am the only candidate to lobby against CC in 2010..." but then after everyone has zoned out, he mentions how that if Governor, he wants to make education work within the framework of federal standards and continue the experiment on children, but if it doesn't work, then he will work to opt-out. Watch Charlie tell you. CLICK HERE for VIDEO

 

Casinos: Mark Fisher says he will be voting FOR the repeal the Casino Law this fall, but will respect the will of the voters. Charlie Baker says he will be voting AGAINST the repeal. Watch Charlie tell you right here: CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
 
Casinos: (cont.) Charlie goes on to say as quoted in this article that if the voters repeal the Casino Law, he will begin working on a new law right away despite the will of the voters. CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE

 

NO

 

Charlie Baker says he would have signed Democrat DeLeo's Gun Bill into law. Mark Fisher says he would NOT have signed that Bill into law. Watch Charlie tell you right here: 
CLICK FOR VIDEO

NO Mixed. NO NO

Campaign Website

At his core, Charlie Baker is a liberal left-winger. He's running as a Republican, because Democrats are just not the social stock he swims with. He's repeatedly told the Boston Globe how liberal he is, how he agrees with Mass. Democrat Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo, or how he agrees with Democrat Gov. Deval Patrick. He goes out of his way to allienate non-liberal extremists on a broad range of issues, and to suck-up to extremsist liberals. From guns to immigration, etc...

Rating Mr. Baker is particularly challenging as he has been in the area for quite some time, and has spoken on both sides of many issues, so his core can be ellusive. We reserve the right to further adjust his ratings as the campaign unfolds. It appears on some areas, he tries to seek balance. A good thing. A best summary would be to say that he is more conservative on fiscal issues than any of the Democrats running and would work to bring stability to the state's finances and direct precious dollars to cities and towns, not State hack jobs.
(4) Former Selectman, Swampscott.
Budget Chief during the Big DIg

Baker flip-flopped on the $2.2 Billion South Coast Rail boondoggle, originally opposing it in 2010 but supports it now.
Baker flip-flopped on the minimum wage, opposing it in October 2013 & supporting it in January 2014
Baker flip-flopped on Cape Wind, opposing it in 2010 & supporting it in 2014
Baker believes in “global warming
Baker supports RomneyCare

Has been ducking most events and major issues, or siding with Deval Patric: Justina Pelletier, Guns, Illegal Immigration.....the list goes on.

(5) Stated he is left of Obama.

(6) Repeatedly stated he is pro gay marriage. Click to view photo from last campaign.

 

constitution
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd
Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes


Martha Coakley (D)

Got SNUBBED with just 23% (second place) at the 2014 Mass Dem. Convention

NO NO NO NO NO NO

Attorney General
Candidate Website

She would make a truly horrific governor in many ways, mostly to the taxpayers and legal residents.

(2) See Michael Graham's Summary.

(3) "Technically it's not illegal to be illegal in MA"

(4) See #3.

(5) Against DOMA. Honors Gay Marriage. Endorsed by MassEquality.

(6) Endorsed by pro-abortion groups.

 

constitution
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd
Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes
Lost 2014 Primary to Charlie Baker

Mark Fisher (R)
YES YES YES YES YES YES

CLICK FOR Candidate;s Website

Rates well, but concern noted all over the media about his campaign...MassGOP did a good drumming on him, cheating on the vote count at the MessGOP convention to try to keep him off the ballot.

Mr. Fisher is not a rich man like his opponent Charlie Baker. He'also not endorsed or financially supported by millions in forced union dues contributions, like Steve Grossman.

He's new, makes a few mistakes and mis-steps here and there, but continually talks to the positions reflected here. Sure, he might not champion some of the issues, as he focuses on fiscal reform, but that's O.K, because he won't be working AGAINST the issues here.

Ratings Based on Candidate's Questionnaire Responses (CLICK TO READ) and public speeches and web site and ENDORSEMENT BY the Mass Republican Assembly.

MCFL Questionnaire (click to read).

UPDATE:
JUNE 19, 2014:

For Immediate Release          
“Today the MCFL State PAC announces its endorsement of Mark Fisher in his quest for Governor.

“MCFL PAC believes that all voters who are concerned with the right to life and with the protection of those on the edges of life should vote for Mark Fisher because he will support vital pro-life public policies.

“Mark Fisher is a strong supporter of pro-life measures, including A Woman’s Right to Know, a Massachusetts Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, a ban on sex-selection abortions, and the licensing of abortion facilities in the state. He opposes tax funding of abortion and doctor-prescribed suicide.

“This endorsement reflects Mark’s commitment to strengthening a culture of life throughout the Commonwealth. We look forward to working with him to protect the most vulnerable members of the human family.

"In the Republican Primary, Mark is opposed by Charlie Baker, who favors tax funding of abortion and opposes A Woman’s Right to Know. All of the Democratic contenders for Governor take positions strongly in favor of abortion.”


Statement by Madeline McComish, Chairman, MCFL State PAC,

June 19, 2014, Boston

 


Signed the Americans for Tax Reform NO-NEW-TAXES pledge.

 

constitution
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd
Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Lost 2014 Primary to Marsha Coakley

Steve Grossman (D)

NO NO NO NO NO NO

Candidate Website

Current Treasurer and former chair of the Democrat National Committee and Mass Democrat Party (more of the same)

VERY smooth talker.

VERY CONNECTED to money, endorsements, unions. This is THE guy to vote for to raise taxes, and keep the gray rolling to unions and screwing the average working family, while dumping tons of money to illegal aliens.

(3) For tuition breaks for ilegals (continuing to make Mass. a MAGNET for illegal immigrants). (6)NARAL endorsed 2010

 

constitution
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd
Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Scott Lively (I)
YES YES YES YES YES YES

WEBSITE

(1) YES for Limited Government: His webpage and his gubernatorial campaign pamphlet emphasize reaffirming the constitution.  He supports shifting power to local control where feasible and rejects Agenda 21, Common Core.
(2) YES for 2nd Amendment: Lively’s gubernatorial campaign pamphlet calls for protecting 2nd Amendment rights.  Brian Camenker said it best when he said “Lively is everything that Charlie Baker is not. He is principled, pro-family, pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-2nd-amendment, pro-religion, pro-parents' rights, and utterly fearless.”
(3) YES, Immigration Laws: Lively scored a Green YES in 2010 and I think that should carry forward to 2014, especially since his gubernatorial campaign pamphlet calls for enforcing immigration laws

 

constitution
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd
Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes
a
Jeff McCormick (I)
NO NO YES

Concern noted

NO NO

Campaign
Facebook Page

(2) NO for Second Amendment: would sign H.4121 (DeLeo’s Gun Grab) into law if he was governor and it came to his desk.

(3) From his website: YES for Immigration

(4) Concern Noted Keep Taxes Low: McCormick said he would like to eventually roll the income tax back to 5 percent from its perch at 6.25 percent, but said that should not happen until every dollar of waste and inefficiency is wrung out of government and necessary investment made in priorities like education and clean energy.

(5) NO for Pro Family: Supports The Bathroom Bill

(6) from his website

This Democrat in 'independent' clothing has been nominated for future inclusion on the VCV wall of shame...apparently serving as a special agent for the Democrats....s. 
The JMacForCoakley Facebook & Twitter pages were created in order to recognize this.  J-Mac criticized Charlie Baker as being beholden to the right wing of the Republican Party because of the recent vote by the Republican State Committee regarding the platform.  J-Mac was either unwilling or unable to acknowledge that Baker opposed the platform and distanced himself from it.
~75% of the money J-Mac and his wife donated went to Democrat organizations, plus he gave $2,500 to the ULTRA-LIBERAL, REPUBLICAN-INSULTING (RINO/DIRO) Gabriel Gomez.  Gomez returned the favor by giving him a $500 maximum contribution in 2013.

 

constitution
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd
Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes
Lost 2014 Primary to Marsha Coakley

Don Berwick (D)
NO NO NO NO NO NO

Campaign Website

former Obama administration health care official

(2) "Does Massachusetts need stricter gun laws? Would you restrict them if you were governor?

Yes we do, and yes I would....READ MORE..."

(5), (6) READ MORE

(1) NO Horrific! for Limited Government: As a gubernatorial candidate, he was the one that put single-payer health care on the table.  “Progressive Massachusetts” also endorsed him.
(2) NO Horrific! for Enforce Immigration Laws: He supported Steve Grossman’s proposal to give in-state tuition discounts to illegal aliens. 
(4) NO Horrific! for Keep Taxes Low: Berwick supported Governor Patrick’s $2 Trillion Tax Hike last year to fund increased transportation & education spending, an increase in the minimum wage and a more “progressive” tax code.    In a fifty-minute sit-down with three reporters in the lobby of the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Berwick spoke extensively about his area of expertise: health care. But, in broad strokes with few specifics, he also framed himself as someone deeply supportive of a robustly interventionist state government that spends money to help alleviate the suffering of its citizens who are struggling the most and supports all the tax increase proposals proposed by Progressive Massachusetts

If Grossman is the guiltiest one, Berwick is the most unforgivable, as Berwick’s father was a doctor, Berwick still serves as a practicing doctor, but Berwick was the point man for the implementation of ObamneyCare.  A doctor advancing the cause of socialized medicine is the ultimate Judas Goat of society. 

Candidates for *LT. GOVERNOR*  
 

constitution
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd
Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes
Steve Kerrigan (D) NO NO concern noted NO NO NO

Democrat National Committee CEO

(1) NO for Limited Government: Supports moving Massachusetts to Single Payer insurance.
(2) NO for Second Amendment: supports gun control measures
(4) Low: His Answers to Progressive Mass Questionnaire
(5) NO for Pro-Family: Openly Gay
(6) NO for Pro-Life: NARAL Host Committee Member for Men for Choice

Mike Lake (D) NO NO NO NO NO NO

(1) NO for Limited Government: Supports moving Massachusetts to Single Payer insurance.
(2) NO for Second Amendment: supports gun control measures
(3) NO for Keep Taxes Low: Supports Deval Patrick’s 2013 $1.9B Tax Increase Proposal
(5) NO for Pro-Family: Endorsed by the Bay State Stonewall Democrats
(6) NO for Pro-Life: NARAL Host Committee Member for Men for Choice

Karyn Polito (R)

Family Rights:

Failed to attend Justina Pelletier Rally.

 

where are you?

Failed to attend GOAL Rally

 

where are you?

Failed to attend Kuhner Country Rally for Legal Immigration

 

where are you?

YES NO NO

Not much to see here to differentiate her from a Democrat, except as regards money: any Republican would be better than any of the Democrats running this cycle.

Like the rest of the candidates, she pops her head up here and there, and gets the face on TV etc., but won't take a firm stand on the tough issues of the day: for example:

Parents Rights - Justina Pelletier Rally
Gun Rights - GOAL Rally
LEGAL Immigration - Kuhner Country Rally

Three months. Too busy? Neither her nor Baker attended any of them. Leading from the bunker mentality? Folks won't vote for folks who hide from issues.


(5) FlipFlop Alert!

Candidates for Attorney General
 

constitution
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd
Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes
Maura Healey (D) NO NO NO NO NO NO

(1) NO for Limited Government: I believe that our government can help change the way people view a problem or an issue.
(2) NO for Second Amendment: From her website
(3) NO for Enforce Immigration Laws: From SEIU Questionnaire
(4) NO for Keep Taxes Low: strongly supports a progressive tax system, including a progressive state income tax.
(5) NO for Pro-Family: Maura is openly gay and has an unmatched record of leadership and advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community. Endorsed by MassEquality
(6) NO for Pro-Life: From her website, endorsed by Planned Parenthood

LOST 2014 Primary Election
Warren Tolman (D)
NO NO NO NO NO NO

(1) NO for Limited Government: A self-proclaimed “Progressive” who believes that government can be a vehicle for good in our society and supports “Single-Payer Healthcare”
(2) NO for Second Amendment: Proud of his F Rating from the National Rifle Association
(3) NO for Enforce Immigration Laws: Will push for legislation to limit Secure Communities, to permit illegal aliens to be able to obtain drivers licenses, and to ensure in-state tuition for illegal aliens brought to the United States as young children.
(4) NO for Keep Taxes Low: “Supports measures to make our tax code more progressive”
(5) NO for Pro-Family: From his website
(6) NO for Pro-Life: During his tenure as a State Senator, he sponsored the original Buffer Zone Law

John Miller (R)

Under Review Under Review     NO NO

Campaign Tagline: DRIVEN TO KEEP POLITICS OUT OF THE AG'S OFFICE.

CLICK TO READ CANDIDATE'S QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES

 

Under Review for Limited Government: Miller called himself a defender of individual economic and civil rights. On health care, he said a person's health care choices should be between themselves and their doctors but said mandated health insurance is settled law
Under Review for Immigration Laws: His response to the recent Illegal Alien surge
(5,6) NO for Pro-Life and Pro-Family: His July 25 interview in The Boston Globe

Candidates for Secretary of State
 

constitution
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd
Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

 

Bill Galvin (D)

NO NO   NO   NO

The Valley Patriot has exposed repeatedly what a horrific denial of access to basic PUBLIC records Mr. Galvin stands behind.

(1) NO for Limited Government and Keep Taxes Low,
(2) refused to fill out GOAL survey
(3) NO for Enforce Immigration Law:
SEIU Loves Galvin
Add GREEN YES for Pro-Life: MCFL Endorsed Galvin
(6) LBGT advertiser, etc.

David D'Arcangelo (R)

  YES YES YES   YES

Malden At-Large City Councilor

Has launched a long campaign to try to get access to PUBLIC records, and Bill Galvin has denied him every step of the way. Galvin REFUSES to release public records, want to charge THOUSANDS of dollars to take a peek at what Galvin has been spending money on.

CLICK FOR CANDIDATE's WEBSITE

(2)goal 2014
6) mcfl 2014

Candidates for Auditor
 

constitution
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd
Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Suzanne Bump (D)

NO NO NO NO NO NO

Incumbent
website

(5) NO for Pro-Family: Endorsed by MassEquality, the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, and Bay State Stonewall Democrats
(6) NO for Pro-Life: Endorsed by NARAL

Former State Representative (1985-1993) who entered into a plea deal regarding an ethics violation in 1994 relating to her tenure as a State Representative.
Former Labor Secretary (2007-2009) in Deval Patrick's Administration.

Endorsed and supported by the SEIU.  

Also took two property tax exemptions when she was only entitled to one from 2006 to 2010.

Allegedly Claimed Mileage Expense Reimbursements for attending Political Events

Allegedly fired her former Campaign Manager and First Deputy Auditor Laura Marlin because Marlin protested that Auditor Bump stop conducting campaign re-election activity out of her State House office and mixing politics with official business.  Marlin alleges that Bump “hurled invectives” at her when she challenged the ethical integrity of Bump’s suggestion that Marlin should have called the political director of Service Employees International Union Local 509 during the course of the office’s audit of the embattled Department of Children and Families.

Many of SEIU’s members work at the child welfare agency, and Bump the day before the confrontation with Marlin had met with the labor union seeking its endorsement for her re-election campaign. The meeting between Bump and the union had been scheduled for Bump’s State House office until Marlin told the auditor it would be improper to have political meetings in the office, and it was moved offsite, according to the lawsuit. 

 


Patricia Saint Aubin

           

ON credentials alone, she is 100% better than Suzanne Bump. Vote is recommended for this lady, but she's running a less than stellar campaign against an entrenched, horrific candidate.

WEBSITE

EDITOR's NOTE:
While she is aware of the VoteCoreValues.org questionnaire the candidate has respectfully declined to complete and submit same. Read into it what you desire. Typically, come election day, we've historically been able to call such candidates 'losers'. - Editor

Candidates for Treasurer
 

constitution
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd
Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Mike Heffernan (R)

      YES* NO NO

(4) Concern noted: LWVMA Questionnaire said “My over-arching goal will be to lower your tax burden” and supports the Tank the Gas Tax effort.  However, he expressed his willingness to support raising the gas tax for road repairs (12:30-12:37) and voted for one of the two Wellesley override tax questions in 2014. 

(5, 6) NO for Pro-Family and Pro-Life: Emphasized the need to be “socially progressive”

Tom Conroy (D) NO NO NO NO NO NO

Outgoing State Rep (13th Middlesex)

(2) NO for Second Amendment: F Rating from GOAL
(3) NO for Enforce Immigration Laws: Voted against Secure Communities and killed the Perry Amendment by sending it to “study”
(4) NO for Taxes: 10% from MassFiscalScorecard
(5) NO for Pro-Family: Voted for The Bathroom Bill
(6) NO for Pro-Life: NARAL Endorsed Conroy

Barry Finegold (D) NO NO NO NO NO NO

Horrific candidate. Horrible as state rep.

Trust us on this one. Sure, he has more money than possible, and has some nice sweet, touching ads on TV and will most likely buy the seat. But, he's horrific on the issues, and will cost the Commonwealth's working families and retirees.

Deb Goldberg (D) NO under review under review NO NO NO

Former Chairwoman of the Brookline Board of Selectman and 2006 Lieutenant Governor Candidate
(1) NO for Limited Government: I believe in universal health care and also the public option and mandate that the federal government did not incorporate into health care reform.
(4) NO for Taxes: Her answers on the Progressive Mass Questionnaire
(5) NO for Pro-Family: Endorsed by The Rainbow Times and the Bay State Stonewall Democrats
(6) NO for Pro-Life: Endorsed by EMILY’s List

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