2014 Elections: 2014 Archives

THOSE DONKEYS JUST WON'T LISTEN.


Getting elected to Congress in Texas just requires common sense.

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CHATHAM REPUBLICAN MEET, MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 5 P.M., CHATHAM COMMUNITY CENTER

The next meeting for Chatham Republicans is on Monday, December 1, 5 p.m., at the Chatham Community Center. We meet on the top floor in the Club Room, which is to the left of the Large Meeting Room.

Here's some of what we will cover:

1. Results of elections for U.S. Senate, Congress and all statewide offices and results of Barnstable County and Cape & Islands district elections. Chatham did well by the Republican candidates, the best in our 4th Barnstable district.

2. What we can learn from the national elections.

3. Is fraud in elections increasing? What's causing it? What's the cure? NH Senate election.

4. Early signs about a Baker administration.

5. Republican successes in the Massachusetts House and Senate.

6. The 2016 presidential elections: Who do you favor? Who do you think will be the Republican nominee? Who do you think will be the Democratic nominee?

8. Issues: Obama and immigration, Keystone pipeline, Obamacare, Ferguson

9. We need a new Treasurer since Sam Black has moved out of Chatham.

10. Recapping the activities of the Chatham Republicans throughout 2014.

We will convene promptly as 5 and aim to end promptly at 6:30.

Suggestions for discussion are welcome. Call Fran Meaney at 617 512 7743.

Chatham Republican Town Committee
Fran Meaney, Chairman 617 512 7743
franmeaney@chathamrepublicans.com
Diane Bronsdon and Elaine Gibbs, Vice Chairs
Marie Acton, Secretary Sam Black, Treasurer
www.chathamrepublicans.com
www.facebook.com/chathamrepublicans
REPUBLICAN EVENT CALENDAR
http://tinyurl.com/25uqzlv

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VOTING ON ELECTION DAY ON NOVEMBER 4TH.

The Chatham Republican Town Committee has sent a postcard with a set of recommendations to every voting household in Chatham with "It's time for a change!" on the address side of the card. It is hoped that there are plenty of independents and Democrats as well as Republicans who are so dismayed about the messes in Washington and the corruption and incompetence on Beacon Hill that they are in fact ready to vote for a new team of leaders. It so happens that this year Republicans have fielded the most outstanding statewide team in years if not decades.

We have met many of the candidates and have got to know all of them well. In all but one race (Secretary), the Republican has superior credentials and experience for the job he or she seeks. We are proud to recommend all of them, even the candidate for Secretary, who will bring more openness and transparency to the office. You can learn more about them by going to the column to the right and scrolling down to the heading "Links.' Each name leads to the corresponding website.

And, of course, we are especially proud of our own John Chapman and enthusiastically support him for becoming the next Congressman from the 9th Congressional District. It will be a boon for all of Massachusetts when John wins, because then the Commonwealth will have a voice in the majority party that runs the business of the House and sets its priorities. His website is also under "Links" in the right column.

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe is running for re-election and he has our strong support.

Finally, we strongly urge a vote for Republican Leo Cakounes for Barnstable County Commissioner. Leo is a cranberry farmer who has spent the past six years serving in the county Assembly of Delegates. Leo is deeply knowledgeable about the challenges, possibilities and problems facing the county. Leo knows the value of a dollar and will be looking out for the taxpayers. This is a partisan election. Leo seeks to fill the seat being vacated by the retiring Republican. Leo would join the two Democrats who hold the other two seats. The commissioners have more direct impact on your life and taxes than you realize.

A copy of that postcard is set forth here:

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There is one unusual recommendation, that of a write-in candidate for the state senate seat of the Cape & Islands District. We do not recommend or support the official Republican candidate Ronald R. Beaty Jr, whose election in the primary, in our opinion, was tainted, enabled in part at least by election fraud. We believe his past and present behavior does not commend him for the job. It also seems clear to us that many voting in the Republican primary were probably unaware of his conviction and sentencing to federal prison for threatening to murder President George H.W. Bush and others. Beaty's notoriety made the October 15th issue of Esquire Magazine, where amazement was expressed that he won the primary election.

Instead, we recommend a write-in vote for Allen Waters, a conservative Republican, who made his first run for public office and lost to Beaty in the tainted primary. Allen is a conservative family man who knows the challenges middle class families face working and living on the Cape. He would be a superb addition to the Republican membership in the House.

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Allen and Jocelyn, Corrine, Justin and Alana


As for the four ballot questions, our recommendations, easy to remember, are
YES NO YES NO.

#1 Vote YES to repeal the automatic gas tax hikes; legislators should be accountable for each and every tax they want to go up.
#2 Vote NO because the same automatic tax increase is built into this bottle tax bill.
#3 Vote YES if you want to stop the casinos that will prey on the vulnerable. Vote NO if you believe the jobs created are worth it. Charlie Baker says that if YES wins he will, if elected, file special legislation for ONE casino in the Springfield area, which is in a deeply depressed economic state.
#4 Vote NO to stop the state from forcing private businesses small and large to grant paid sick leave to employees, regardless of their financial circumstances. NO to more government intrusion.

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ENTHUSIAM BUILDS! VOTE FOR JOHN CHAPMAN ON NOVEMBER 4TH!

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John Chapman supporters turned out in force for the only live debate between John and incumbent Democrat congressman Keating at Monomoy Regional High School in Harwich on Wednesday. Two lonely Keating sign bearers beat a hasty retreat.

In the debate, very nicely organized and run by the students under the telegenic of teacher John Dickson, John exposed Keating's ZERO rating by the National Federation of Independent Business on helping small businesses, which are the life blood of the 9th Congressional District. The NFIB has endorsed John Chapman for Congress..

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LOOKING GOOD IN THE HOME STRETCH!

With just eight days to go to Election Day, Charlie Baker has pulled into a lead over his opponent Martha Coakley and the Boston Globe, the Democrats' bible, endorsed Charlie for Governor. The Globe concluded that, without question, Charlie was the person best equipped to manage state government. Eight years of Democrat fumbling, bumbling, tax increases and out-of-control spending convince the Globe that a return to the sixteen years of Republican leadership in the executive branch was really a good thing and it was time for a change.

John Chapman is getting a great reception as he criss-crosses the 9th Congressional District. Reports coming in to his opponent Democrat incumbent Bill Keating signaled trouble, so he let his union buddies more money was needed for a TV and radio blitz to destroy this upstart Chapman. Keating's attacks are so far over the top as to be laughable -- and unbelievable. Word leaked out of the Keating campaign that internal polls showed Chapman within striking distance and closing.

Voters are sick of the incompetence and impotence in Democrat-run Washington. Keating votes with Nancy Pelosi and Obama more than 90% of the time, be in on Obamacare, debt ceiling hikes, higher taxes or loose immigration. Keating can't escape his share of the responsibility for bad government that he is a part of.

Keating has been on a public payroll since 1973. Just think: He has not had a productive job in over 40 years. He only knows how to spend other peoples' money -- taxpayers' money. If spending is out of control, the Democrats i -control of government is to blame.

Democrats depend on their billionaire cronies for campaign money in return for the favors showered on them and the poor for their votes in return for the government dependency they have been forced into.

It's time to a return to civil society in which people have a chance to better themselves and their families. It's Democrat programs that are keeping them down.

With a revitalized Congress, of which John Chapman can be an energetic voice for freedom and equal opportunity for all, and strong leadership in the White House (after 2016's election), this country can get back on track and regain its position -- and reputation -- as the greatest nation on the face of the earth.


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JOHN CHAPMAN CAN WIN! LESS THAN THREE WEEKS TO GO. PROSPECTS LOOKING GOOD!

John Chapman won the four-way battle to become the Republican nominee for the 9th Congressional District seat in the House of Representatives just a few weeks ago. Now we are in the stretch drive, just three weeks from Tuesday, October 14th is Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th.

Early polling and press reports have been favorable for John, but unseating an incumbent is never easy, even one with the lackluster record of Bill Keating. Keating is just another of nine Massachusetts Democrats in the minority in the House. They all vote the way Obama and Pelosi say and compile sad records of obstruction and opposition to growth. Keating outdoes them all in one category: Failing small business. The National Federation of Independent Business rates Keating ZERO. Small businesses are the life blood of the 9th Congressional District.

John can electrify the nation by becoming the first Republican elected to the House from Massachusetts in 18 years and the first to represent Cape Cod since 1973, 42 years ago.

Lower Cape Republicans are rallying to raise funds for the TV and radio John needs to run on in the final three weeks. Details of the October 23rd fundraiser are set forth in this flyer (click on picture to enlarge):

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We hope you'll come to the fundraiser to cheer John on. RSVP to Marie at 508 945 2150 or macton3773@aol.com so we can keep Pate's owner Bob Gardner aware of the number of people he is to prepare for.

To contribute to the event or, even if you can't make it, mail a check payable to "John Chapman for Congress" to Chatham RTC, PO Box 408, North Chatham, MA 02650. You can contribute online by clicking here.

There is additional information available in a mailing that recently went out which you can read by clicking here.

John's race has captured national attention. Read what National Review has to say.

To talk to a real live supporter, call Chatham RTC Chairman Fran Meaney at 617 512 7743.

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ELECT JOHN CHAPMAN - KEATING FAILS ON HELPING CREATE JOBS.

John Chapman is the right man for the 9th Cong District of Massachusetts! Keating is just another rubber stamp for Nancy Pelosi and rates ZERO for helping small businesses, the backbone of the 9th Congressional District as job creators.

John will win on November 4th with our help!

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JOHN MILLER - AN HONEST LAWYER FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL, NOT ANOTHER POLITICAL WANNABE.

John Miller, Republican candidate for Attorney General, is an unusual candidate for the post. He's a lawyer that's not into politics! He's not using the office as a stepping stone to Governor.

John has had a distinguished career in the private practice of law, combining his law training from BU Law with the expertise he acquired at MIT earning undergraduate and doctoral degrees. He will turn the skills and knowhow he developed working in the complex world of international infrastructure finance to protecting citizens from fraud and financial oppression and rooting out corruption in government and crooked dealings in business. He's for honest government and a lawful and safe environment for the people of Massachusetts.

This year's Republican statewide team is the strongest in recent memory. In every position, the Republican's qualifications far exceed those of the Democrat opponent. The Democrat running for Attorney General comes out of the current very political Office of Attorney General.

jJust think of this: Three Democrat Speakers of the House had to resign because of criminal charges made against them and one Speaker is still in prison.

Great job by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office fighting corruption?

Not at all.

Even though corruption was right under the noses of the present AG and her staff, it was the federal U.S. Attorney who had to step in to prosecute the Speakers.

We don't need political AGs who look the other way on political corruption.

What does it say for the culture of the present AG office when its best known pronouncement is "It isn't illegal to be illegal in Massachusetts." That's a disgrace. It's also costing Massachusetts taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.

Let's put that kind of an AG's office behind us. Let's do all we can to elect John Miller, a man of integrity, Attorney General.

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ELECT MIKE HEFFERNAN TREASURER FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

We have an outstanding candidate for State Treasurer in Mike Heffernan. He appeared before our committee a couple of months ago and impressed everyone with his quick wit, humor, intelligence and experience in finance.

As a former Bond Counsel serving the State Treasurer for many years, I was impressed at how deeply Mike had already studied the duties of the office and understood the challenges the state faces that lie within the responsibilities of the State Treasurer.

Mike will be a great asset for the Commonwealth, but we have to help him get elected.

Mike has posted a video featuring his endorsement by the Boston Business Journal explaining why Mike should be elected State Treasurer.
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Donations in any amount from $5 up can be made at Mike's website: https://www.mikeheffernan2014.com/. Or, on this website, just go to the right column and, under "Links," click on "Mike Heffernan Treasurer."

The Governor and the Treasurer work very closely together. A Baker/Polito administration will function much better with Mike Heffernan as Treasurer.

One of the great challenges of the Treasurer's Office is dealing with the huge unfunded liabilities of the state employees pension system and of the teachers pension system. The interests of taxpayers who pay the bills have to taken into account as well as those of public employee unions.

Mike Heffernan's Democrat opponent Deborah Goldberg, a family member of the Stop & Shop founding dynasty, is backed by public unions which will be strongly opposed to any consideration of the burden on taxpayers. In addition to this conflict, Goldberg, while a well educated and public spirited individual, has no experience for the Treasurer's job remotely comparable to Heffernan's and, from her website, little understanding of what the job entails.

The choice is clear: Mike Heffernan for Treasurer.

Fran Meaney
Chairman, Chatham RTC
Former Bond Counsel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
(Commonwealth Bond Counsel has the responsibility for ensuring that the issuance and sale of billions of dollars of Commonwealth bonds and notes comply with all applicable federal and state laws.)

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BAD DATE.

But it isn't just "him" who's the bad guy. It's all those who enable him, the enablers, and they should be fired!

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CHATHAM REPUBLICANS #1 PRIORITY - ELECT JOHN CHAPMAN TO CONGRESS

At its meeting this week, the Chatham Republican Town Committee pledged to make electing John Chapman to Congress its number one priority for this year's election on November 4th.

There are many important contests on the Cape Cod ballot for November 4th, but none more important than the race for the 9th Congressional District seat. Massachusetts is poorly served by the all-Democrat congressional delegation that votes herd-like nearly 10% of the time following Nancy Pelosi's orders. Massachusetts has no voice in the leadership of the Republican-led House. John Chapman will give Massachusetts that voice.

John showed his electoral skills and personal appeal by coming out on top in a hotly contested primary race with three highly qualified candidates - Mark Alliegro of Falmouth, Vince Cogliano Jr of Pembroke and Dan Shores of Sandwich, all of whom have pledged their support to John's election.

John's opponent is Democrat William Keating, who has been on the public payroll since 1973 and has never had any meaningful experience with the private sector besides raising campaign funds. He votes for bigger and bigger government and more and more spending on entitlements and less and less for national defense. His record on helping grow the economy and jobs is one of the worst in Congress. With a dismal lifetime score of 9% from the Club for Growth, he tied with Nancy Pelosi in 2013 at close to the bottom of the barrel for helping the middle class.

Democratic policies have resulted in the worst recovery from an economic downturn since the Great Depression and the greatest number of unemployed working age Americans in our history. Democrats support the president's open border policy that has flooded the nation with uninvited immigrants overburdenening our welfare systems, taking jobs from American workers and eroding wage growth.

John Chapman will work for the middle class families which are the backbone of America and against Democrat policies which are favoring the super rich donors to the Democratic Party and those who prefer welfare to work.

Do you know that by refusing to approve the Keystone pipeline the Democratic administration is putting one billion dollars a year into the bank account of big time Obama donor and buddy Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway? Just one example of Democrat crony payback to Democrat big donors.

But does John Chapman have a real chance to win in all-too-blue Massachusetts? The answer is a resounding "YES!"

Our 9th Congressional district have more fiscally conservative voters than every other congressional district in Massachusetts. In 2010, 2012 and 2013 Charlie Baker, Scott Brown and Gabriel Gomez ALL won the 9th Congressional District votes while failing to win statewide. And this year Charlie Baker will bring out voters disgusted with corruption and mismanagement on Beacon Hill as never before adding even momentum to John's election momentum.

John Chapman is the right man at the right time to win the 9th Congressional District in 2014 To do so, he needs the help of all of us who know America needs to change if it is to prosper once again. Join us in the campaign to elect John. We will be calling on you!!

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CHATHAM REPUBLICANS MEET THURSDAY, SEP 18, AGENDA

The meeting is at 5 at the Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street.

CHATHAM REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE
P.O Box 408, North Chatham, MA 02650
www.chathamrepublicans.com
republican@chathamrepublicans.com
617 512 7743
AGENDA
All who want change in Washington and a new executive team on Beacon Hill are welcome.

Pledge of Allegiance, Welcome and Introductions.

Secretary's Report by Marie Acton. For the minutes of our August 4, 2014 meeting, click on link. 2014 8.4. CRTC Minutes.pdf

Treasurer's report by Sam Black.

Consideration of RTC donations to Republican candidates.

Report on September 2nd Congressional Candidates Debate sponsored by the RTCs of Harwich, Brewster, Chatham, Orleans and Eastham. Attendance between 175 and 200.

Report on September 9th Republican Primary.

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Chatham's John Chapman won the four-person Republican Congressional Primary

Planning ahead for Election Day, November 4th
Proposed: Special focus on supporting John Chapman for Congress and Leo Cakounes for Barnstable Count Commissioner.

State senate


Campaign support activities
Reaching out to all Chatham Republicans and independents who regularly vote in Republican primaries by letter and social gatherings and ads.
Phone banking.
Fundraising
Sign distribution
Standouts with Lower Cape RTCs and solo
Selective door knocking
Advertisements.
Letters to editor groups
Coordinating with other Lower Cape RTCs (Leadership meeting set for Saturday, Sep 20)

What we hear.

Other business.


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9TH CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES DEBATE IN CHATHAM ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND

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The Republican Primary on Tuesday, September 9th will determine who will be the Republican candidate to take on the incumbent Democrat William Keating to represent the 9th Congressional District in Washington.

One week before the primary the four contenders will square off in Chatham's Community Center, Tuesday, September 2nd, at 4 pm.

John Chapman of Chatham, Vincent Cogliano Jr of Pembroke, Mark Alliegro of Falmouth and Dan Shores of Sandwich have all been working hard, taking their case to the voters throughout the district of some 720,000 people.

The 9th Congressional District includes all of Cape Cod and the Islands and large parts of Plymouth and Bristol counties.

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The Chatham RTC was the first to host all four of the candidates after they had announced way back in February at its annual Abraham Lincoln Birthday Observance. Now they return as seasoned campaigners one week before the decisive election.

The moderator for the debate will be Jeff Perry, former four-term State Representative, 2010 GOP Nominee for the 10th Congressional District and now Barnstable County Special Sheriff and chairman of the Sandwich RTC.

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The debate is sponsored by the Republican town committees of Harwich, Orleans, Eastham, Sandwich and Chatham. It will run from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Questions will be solicited from the audience beforehand. Doors will open at 3:30. The capacity of the meeting room is 150. The debate is open to the public. (Only Republicans and the Unenrolled (i.e., independents) can vote in the Republican primary on Tuesday. September 9th.)

For details, click below.

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THE ANSWER TO OUR PROBLEMS IS IN OUR HANDS

Do we have problems? And how. What is the answer?

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JOHN CHAPMAN RECEPTION TODAY, SUNDAY, IN CHATHAM

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U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE BRIAN HERR STARS IN CHATHAM 4TH OF JULY PARADE

The Chatham RTC entry in the Independence Day Parade had more than 60 proud Republicans marching to celebrate the founding of the greatest nation on earth. Defying the threat of hurricane winds, the Chatham parade stepped off at its scheduled 9:30 a.m. start time.

We were honored to have leading the delegation of Republican statewide candidates Brian Herr, our candidate for U.S. Senate and a group of his supporters.

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Brian and two of his boys (on the left, above) worked the sidelines to say hello to the thousands along the way.

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Brian is ready to become the next U.S. Senator from Massachusetts.

He has had a successful business career, served his town of Hopkinton as selectmen for six years and co-founded one of the most successful charities supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute -- the Boston Marathon Challenge, which has raised millions of dollars for cancer research. Each year Brian responds to the challenge himself. He has run in 25 Boston Marathons, including last year's terror attack run and this year's.

One of seven children of his Irish immigrant parents, Brian himself (and his wife Mary Murphy) have five children, who join him on the campaign trail when they can. Brian credits the "Irish charm" for which he's known to growing up in a large family, in which utmost persuasion was required for him to get his way.

On Monday after the parade, Brian and his son Kieran stopped by the monthly Chatham RTC meeting in the Chatham Community Center to say thanks for being invited to participate in the parade. He also answered questions and gave his views on how the campaign would unfold. He expressed confidence that he would pull off the upset of the year. He didn't mind being an underdog at all.

Chairman Fran Meaney assured Brian that the committee would be doing its best to get as many votes as possible on Election Day November 4th for the Republican line-up led by Brian Herr.

Check out Brian's website by clicking here.

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THE CHATHAM PARADE TODAY IS A GO! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!

THE CHATHAM PARADE IS ON, IT'S A GO!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!

The parade will start at 9:30 as scheduled.

There is plenty of free parking at the Chatham Middle School (also now Monomoy Regional Middle School) on Crowell Road which intersects with Route 28 coming from Harwich (there's a stoplight in front of the CVS) and coming from Orleans (blinking yellow at the top of the hill). From 7:30 to 9:00 free shuttles will take parade participants to the assembly area on Shore Road, letting them off opposite the Fish Pier. We are number 89, but not to bother, we're the end of the parade column, so we should be nearby. At parade's end, free shuttles will return participants to the Chatham Middle School parking lot. MAP.

First time marchers welcome. Let's show our enduring pride in our country. Sunscreen, comfortable shoes, great company will make for easy walking.

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REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES SEEKING VOTES ON CAPE COD

WHO’S WHO?
A REPUBLICAN SCORECARD
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES SEEKING VOTES ON CAPE COD 2014
Primary September 9th, Final November 4

Brian Herr, candidate for U.S. Senate https://www.brianherr.com/ (no primary)

Candidates for Governor Primary September 9th
Charlie Baker https://my.charliebaker2014.com/
Mark Fisher http://www.markfisher2014.com/

Candidates for Other Statewide Offices (no primaries)
Karyn Polito, candidate for Lt. Governor https://karynpolitoforlg.com/
John Miller, candidate for Attorney General http://www.millerforag.com/
Michael Heffernan, candidate for Treasurer https://www.mikeheffernan2014.com/
David D'Arcangelo candidate for Secretary of State http://www.davein2014.com/
Patricia Saint Aubin, candidate for State Auditor http://www.patriciasaintaubin.com/

9th Congressional District Primary: September 9th
Mark Alliegro http://www.markalliegroforcongress.org
John Chapman https://www.johnchapman2014.com/about
Vince Cogliano, Jr http://www.coglianoforcongress.com/
Dan Shores http://www.danshores2014.com/

State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable district
Republican candidate State Representative Vinny deMacedo http://www.demacedo.org/

Cape & Islands District Primary; September 9th
Republican District Attorney Michael O'Keefe, candidate for re-election (no primary opposition)
Allen Rodney Waters, candidate for State Senate https://www.facebook.com/allenrodneywaters
Ron Beaty, candidate for State Senate

Barnstable state representative districts (no primaries)
1st Barnstable (Dennis, parts of Barnstable, Yarmouth and Brewster (open seat)
Tim Whelan http://votewhelan.com/

2nd Barnstable (most of Barnstable, part of Yarmouth)
Adam Chaprales (first term Democratic incumbent) http://www.adamforstaterep.com

3rd Barnstable (Mashpee, parts of Bourne and Falmouth)
State rep David Vieira (no Democratic opponent) http://www.votevieira.com/

4th Barnstable (no Republican candidate)

THE "candidate" is the RTCs of the towns of Chatham, Harwich, Orleans, Eastham and Precinct 3 in Brewster. Our job is to maximize the Republican vote for all Republicans appearing on our ballot in November -- statewide, state senate, congressional and Barnstable County.

5th Barnstable (Sandwich, parts of Barnstable, Bourne, Plymouth)
Republican candidate for re-election state rep Randy Hunt http://randyhunt2014.com/ (well funded Democrat opponent)

Barnstable County
Republican candidate for re-election, Registrar of Probate Anastasia Welch Perrino
Republican candidate for Barnstable County Commissioner, Leo Cakounes

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FED UP CHATHAM VOTERS ARE INVITED...

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DR. BEN CARSON ON KILLING INITIATIVE WITH WELFARE

Dr. Ben Carson appeared on The View, a left wing talk show, and got cheers and applause from the audience. Dr. Carson is being urged to run for president and he has now said he is considering it. Listen to what he has to say about welfare.



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SARAH PALIN URGES: VOTE REPUBLICAN THIS NOVEMBER

Vote conservative. Vote Republican.

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UPDATED: MASSACHUSETTS REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES 2014 - INFORMATION FOR CAPE CODDERS


WHO’S WHO?

A REPUBLICAN SCORECARD

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES SEEKING VOTES ON CAPE COD 2014

as of March 24, 2014

Primary September 9th, Final November 4


BAKER POLITO TEAM FOR GOVERNOR AND LT. GOVERNOR
Charlie Baker https://my.charliebaker2014.com/
Karyn Polito https://karynpolitoforlg.com/about

9th Congressional District Primary: September 9th
Mark Alliegro http://www.markalliegroforcongress.org
John Chapman https://www.johnchapman2014.com/about
Vince Cogliano, Jr http://www.coglianoforcongress.com/
Dan Shores http://www.danshores2014.com/

Other Statewide Offices
Brian Herr, candidate for U.S. Senate https://www.brianherr.com/
Patricia Saint Aubin, candidate for State Auditor http://www.patriciasaintaubin.com/
Michael Heffernan, candidate for Treasurer https://www.mikeheffernan2014.com/
David D'Arcangelo candidate for Secretary of State http://www.davein2014.com/
John Miller, candidate for Attorney General,
http://www.millerforag.com/
State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable district
Republican candidate State Representative Vinny deMacedo http://www.demacedo.org/

Cape & Islands District
Republican District Attorney Michael O'Keefe, candidate for re-election
Allen Rodney Waters, candidate for State Senate

Barnstable state representative districts

1st Barnstable (Dennis, parts of Barnstable, Yarmouth and Brewster)
State primary: (no primary opponent, open seat)
Tim Whelan http://votewhelan.com/

2nd Barnstable (most of Barnstable, part of Yarmouth)
Adam Chaprales (no primary opponent, Democratic incumbent) http://www.adamforstaterep.com

3rd Barnstable (Mashpee, parts of Bourne and Falmouth)
State rep David Vieira (no opponent) http://www.votevieira.com/

4th Barnstable (no Republican candidate) T
THE "candidate" is/are the RTCs of the towns of Chatham, Harwich, Orleans, Eastham and Precinct 3 in Brewster. Our job is to maximize the Republican vote for all Republicans appearing on our ballot in November -- statewide, congressional and Barnstable County.

5th Barnstable (Sandwich, parts of Barnstable, Bourne, Plymouth)
Republican candidate for re-election state rep Randy Hunt http://randyhunt2014.com/ (well funded Democrat opponent)

Barnstable County
Republican candidate for re-election, Registrar of Probate Anastasia Welch Perrino
Republican candidate for Commissioner, Leo Cakounes


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ED MARKEY SEEKS TO SHUT YOU UP

"Ed Markey. Don't vote for him, vote for Herr, Brian Herr." There couldn't be better advice for the November election.

There are so many reasons not to vote for Mr. Ed, but his latest proposal should be the clincher. He wants to government to monitor the internet and TV looking for "hate speech" and to criminalize it.

Howie Carr, a long time observer of Ed Markey, put this Markey initiative in context.


A numbingly stupid idea from Mr. Frosty

MARKEY: Waging a war on ‘hate speech.’

Friday, April 25, 2014 PrintEmail153 Comments
By Howie Carr


What I am about to say may someday be considered a hate crime, if U.S. Sen. Ed Markey has his way.

If you lived in Malden 50 years ago, you may remember Ed Markey. In those days, he drove the local ice cream truck. Everyone knew him as “Mr. Frosty.” If only he had realized his limitations, and remained in a job that matched his skills and talents, he might have made something of himself.

Instead, “Mr. Frosty” went into politics, where he has been embarrassing the commonwealth of Mass­achusetts all these years.

To put it bluntly, Ed Markey is an idiot, and this latest proposal of his, to have the government study and recommend ways to stop the mass media and the Internet from “encouraging hate crime,” may be his most moronic stunt yet.

But there is so, so much to choose from.

Markey has a lot of problems with the Second Amendment — and roller coasters. Let’s start with the guns. During his centuries in the House of Representatives (he succeeded John Quincy Adams), Markey often denounced weapons.

One day the national epidemic of bazookas, 
antitank devices and 
assault weapons caught his attention, and he said, “We should ban these weapons to disarm the criminals and the teenagers that are terrorizing the citizens of this country right now on every neighborhood corner!”

Like all gun haters, he’s quite the expert on the term­inology: “We need to ban assault weapons. We need to stop the flow of high magazine clips.”

Magazine, clips, what’s the difference, he’s only talking to Massachusetts voters who were stupid enough to elect him. His first big vote in the 
U.S. Senate was whether to attack Syria. He voted “present.”

He used to be against abortion, before he was for abortion.

As you might expect, Mr. Frosty is very green: 
“Detroit is saying that the hydrogen vehicle is the vehicle of the future. But that’s 15 years from now.”

His proudest vote ever — ever! — was for Obama­care. Yes, he really said that. (Some day a court will have to grapple with this thorny constitutional question: can citing a solon’s boneheaded roll-call votes be considered hate speech?)

Here is Mr. Frosty on the issue of medical-device taxes, which will decimate one of the few remaining high-paying industries in Massachusetts and New Hampshire: “I opposed putting the medical tax in the bill in the first place. I’m working to repeal it. I don’t want to repeal it. ...”

And now Mr. Frosty turns his not-considerable intellect to the issue of free speech and the First Amendment. If only he would go back to one of his earlier causes, roller-coaster safety, or, as he put it, “the roller-coaster arms race.”

As Billy Bulger once said of Mr. Frosty, before this sort of loose talk became a hate crime: “To a battle of wits, he comes unarmed.”

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THIS MORNING, SATURDAY, APRIL 5TH, THE CHATHAM RTC LAUNCHES THE "CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA" MOVIE SERIES AT THE CHATHAM ORPHEUM THEATER

America is certainly experiencing great difficulties under the present Democratic administration in Washington, but, nonetheless, we remain Americans proud of our past and confident of our future.

Consequently, we are starting up a movie series at the Chatham Orpheum Theater downtown on Main Street on Saturday morning April 5th to remind us all of the great spirit of America that still endures in the hearts of Americans.

The first movie "Argo" celebrates the heroic rescue in 1980 of six American diplomats trapped in Tehran during the Iranian hostage crisis incredibly engineered and carried out by an obscure CIA technician specializing in disguises Tony Mendez. Ben Affleck plays Tony. The movie won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

We also will be recognizing and thanking Michelle DeSilva, who leads Cape Cod Cares 4 the Troops for the great work they do sending care packages to our service men and women overseas.

Every day American heroes be they in the military or civilian life are doing extraordinary things in defense of our nation and fellow Americans. We need to remind ourselves constantly of their service and their sacrifices and to acknowledge and express our appreciation to them and those who support them.


Doors open at 8:45. The suggested donation per person is $20 (pay at the door) for a light breakfast and the movie, to be shown at 9:30 after the recognition of Michelle DeSilva -- and to help with our 2014 election campaign for a better America.

Service men and women, VFW and American Legion members can attend free of charge, but please call to reserve in advance if possible to 508 945 2150.

To reserve and make donations for any number of seats from one to ten online, click here.

Or, if it's a last minute thing, just come and pay at the door!

When you're coming please bring along any of the items listed below that Cape Cod Cares 4 the Troops can send along to our men and women in uniform overseas. Click on list to enlarge.

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See you bright and early Saturday, April 5th, 8:30 or so for a time to feel proud to be American.

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CHATHAM RTC MEETS MONDAY, MARCH 17TH, 5 P.M., HOW TO WIN ON ELECTION DAY IN NOVEMBER

Our March meeting is this coming Monday, March 17th, 5 p.m., at the Chatham Community Center. The minutes of our February 4th meeting can be read by clicking here. 2014.02.04 CRTC Minutes.pdf

The Agenda for Monday's meeting is here and can be printed out and brought to the meeting: 2014.03.17 CRTC Meeting Agenda.pdf

For the elections this year the Republican town committees of the Lower Cape are working together as never before to turn out the biggest vote for Republican candidates we possibly can.

We all know how important these November elections are for the nation and for Massachusetts. It's up to us the voters to get America and Massachusetts back on a sound fiscal footing conducive to economic and job growth.

Collectively, the town committees have to raise at least $50,000 to do the job in the 4th Barnstable District that needs to be done. This is about what a candidate for state representative needs to raise to have a fighting chance to win her race. We are about 30% on the way to our goal. Through events and fundraising appeals we hope to reach our target by mid-summer, which is when our personal campaigning -- involving door-to-door contact -- will move into high gear.

Our job is two-fold: To persuade folks that this year above all for the sake of our future they should vote Republican and to get them to turn out to vote on Election Day, November 4th.

In addition to funds, we will need volunteers and in the coming weeks we will be reaching out for help.

Upcoming events.

Our next event, which we urge you to attend, is our "Celebrating the Spirit of America" motion picture day on Saturday, April 5th in the morning. Suggested donation is $20. All profits from the event will go to our Election Fund. We need your support, but it would be a wonderful tribute to have a strong turnout to celebrate the spirit that has made America great.

Read the details in the flyer below; click on it to enlarge.

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Harwich event. We are fortunate that our friends in the Harwich RTC will be hosting a wine tasting and candidate reception just a week later on Saturday, April 12th. Early indications are that there will be a strong presence of statewide as well as congressional and local candidates. It should be well worth attending -- $30 each, $50 for two, includes the wine tasting. For reservations, call Jan Bowers at 508-432-8895 or email Dick Bowers at bayview181@yahoo.com. For details, click here.

We hope you will join us Monday at the Chatham Community Center at 5 for the campaign planning meeting and on Saturday morning to honor the spirit that made America great and will make it great again.

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HARWICH RTC WINE TASTING SATURDAY, APRIL 12TH, 4 TO 6 FIRST CRUSH WINERY. MEET YOUR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES.

First Crush Winery of Harwich is opening up for a wine tasting for the Harwich Republicans to raise funds for the crucial 2014 elections.

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Reserve early. Space is limited. Call Jan Bowers at (508) 432-8895 or email Dick Bowers at bayview181@yahoo.com.

First Crush Winery is headed by Dr. Frank D. Puzio, Winemaker and Owner and is located at 527 Main Street, Harwich MA 02645. (That's the 'northern' Main Street, not Route 28. Click here for directions. For those coming from the east on Route 28, here's a map:

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The timing for the wine tasting couldn't be better. It's taking place shortly after the Republican State Convention, which will choose the statewide candidates to contest in the primary on Tuesday, September 9th. For sure, gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor candidate Karyn Polito will be on the ballot, along with Brian Herr for U.S. Senate. Candidates for Attorney General, Treasurer, State Auditor and Secretary of State will also be chosen at the convention on March 22nd.

In addition, there are four Republicans running in the September 9th primary seeking to be the next Congressman from our 9th Congressional District, three of them from Cape Cod -- Chatham's John Chapman, Falmouth's Mark Alliegro, Sandwich's Dan Shores along with Vince Cogliano Jr of Pembroke.

On Cape Cod, there are three contested seats for state representative with a chance for Republicans to sweep all three: Incumbent state rep Randy Hunt from Sandwich (5th Barnstable); Adam Chaprales from Centerville (2nd Barnstable); and Tim Whelan from Brewster (1st Barnstable); all deserve our support.

For County Commissioner, Republican Leo Cakounes of Harwich will seek to replace retiring Republican Bill Doherty of Harwich. Republican Anastasia Welch Perrino is seeking re-election as Registrar of Probate.

All Republican candidates have been invited and many are expected to attend. Early indications are excellent.

This is great chance to not only sample some local wine, but to meet candidates and support the Harwich RTC's election effort -- a triple header!

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DEMOCRAT GOVERNMENTS IN WASHINGTON AND BOSTON ARE TAKING AWAY OUR FREEDOMS.


The arbitrary power being exercised by the Obama administration and Massachusetts state government is truly frightening. Our freedoms are at stake. Our only recourse is to vote out in November the Democrats in Washington and on Beacon Hill who are destroying our freedoms. Dr. Thomas Sowell of Stanford's Hoover Institution warns us:


Freedom Is Not Free
Dr. Thomas Sowell
March 6, 2014

There may be something to the claim that all people want to be free. But it is a demonstrable fact that freedom has been under attack, usually successfully, for thousands of years.

The Federal Communications Commission's recent plan to have a "study" of how editorial decisions are made in the media, placing FCC bureaucrats in editorial offices across the country, was one of the boldest assaults on freedom of the press. Fortunately, there was enough backlash to force the FCC to back off.

With all the sweeping powers available to government, displeasing FCC bureaucrats in editorial offices could have brought on armies of "safety" inspectors from OSHA, audits from the Internal Revenue Service and many other harassments from many other government agencies.

Such tactics have become especially common in this administration, which has the morals of thugs and the agenda of totalitarians. They may not be consciously aiming at creating a totalitarian state, but shameless use of government power to crush those who get in their way can produce totalitarian end results.

The prosecution of Dinesh D'Souza for contributing $20,000 to a political candidate, supposedly in violation of the many campaign finance laws, is a classic case of selective prosecution.

Thugs who stationed themselves outside a polling place in Philadelphia to intimidate white voters were given a pass, and others accused of campaign finance violations were charged with misdemeanors, but Dinesh D'Souza has been charged with felonies that carry penalties of years in federal prison.

All of this is over a campaign contribution that is chicken feed, compared to what can be raised inside of an hour at a political fundraising breakfast or lunch.

Could this singling out of D'Souza for prosecution have something to do with the fact that he made a documentary movie with devastating exposures of Barack Obama's ideologies and policies? That movie, incidentally, is titled "2016: Obama's America," and every American should get a copy of it on a DVD. It will be the best $10 investment you are ever likely to make.

It doesn't matter what rights you have under the Constitution of the United States, if the government can punish you for exercising those rights.

And it doesn't matter what limits the Constitution puts on government officials' power, if they can exceed those limits without any adverse consequences.
In other words, the Constitution cannot protect you, if you don't protect the Constitution with your votes against anyone who violates it. Those government officials who want more power are not going to stop unless they get stopped.

As long as millions of Americans vote on the basis of who gives them free stuff, look for their freedom — and all our freedom — to be eroded away, bit by bit. Our children and grandchildren may yet come to see the Constitution as just some quaint words from the past that people once took seriously.

The arrogance of arbitrary power is not confined to the federal government. An egregious case in Massachusetts involves a teenage girl from Connecticut named Justina Pelletier, who was being treated for a rare disease by doctors at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

When her parents brought this 15-year-old girl to an emergency room in Boston, the doctors there decided that her problem was not medical but psychological. When the parents objected, and sought to take her back to the doctors who had been treating her at Tufts University, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families charged the parents with "medical child abuse," and were granted legal custody of the teenager.

Once given arbitrary power over Justina, the DCF bureaucrats kept her all but isolated from her parents for more than a year. To add insult to injury, a judge issued a gag order, forbidding the parents from discussing the case publicly.

Only after Megyn Kelly on the Fox News Channel brought this case to national attention did the Massachusetts bureaucrats back off and turn the teenager's medical care back to the doctors at Tufts University. Whether her parents will get to see their daughter freely again is still up in the air.

Arbitrary power is ugly and vicious, regardless of what pious rhetoric goes with it. Freedom is not free. You have to fight for it or lose it. But is our generation up to fighting for it?

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www.tsowell.com.

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HOW CHARLIE BAKER'S LEADERSHIP SAVED HARVARD PILGRIM

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CHATHAM REPUBLICANS MEET NEXT ON MONDAY, MARCH 17TH. ALSO, IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS.

The next meeting of the Chatham RTC will take place Monday, March 17th, at the Chatham Community Center, not Monday, March 3rd.

Upcoming events

AN INVITATION FROM TIM WHELAN

St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Fundraiser. Join us for a fantastic afternoon of celebration of St. Patrick and all things Irish as we gather and support Tim Whelan in his campaign to become the next State Representative from the 1st Barnstable District. Traditional Irish fare of Corned beef and Cabbage (other options available) will be served, along with live Irish music, lots of laughter, and great fun with our many friends.

Donations accepted at door- personal check made out to Committee to Elect Tim Whelan. Cash donations not accepted over $50.00 in accordance with applicable laws. Cash bar.

Please join Tim, his family, campaign staff and volunteers, supporters, and friends as we celebrate another St. Patrick's Day in proper Irish style right here in the Mid-Cape.

Lá Shona Fhéile Pádraig!

Date:
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Time:
12:30-3:30pm
Location:
The Cape Cod Irish Village
822 Route 28
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts 02664
Phone: (508)-737-9477

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Harwich RTC Wine Tasting, Saturday, April 12th, 4 to 6 p.m.
Email papadickoncapecod@comcast.net or call 508 432 8895 to make a reservation.

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DUMP THE DEMOCRATS IN 2014

Yes, Obama is the one who is leading the drive to make the United States government a Marxist dictatorship, telling people what they can and cannot do.

But he is supported by the overwhelming majority of Democrats in the Senate and House who also want more power and control -- and Democratic votes. So they take away all personal healthcare choices, increase taxes and borrowing, running up deficits and the national debt, always to make the government more powerful and bigger for their benefit and the benefit of their Democratic supporters who will want one of those cushy government jobs we the taxpayers pay for. .

To stop this racket, 2014 is our first chance to act. The goal is to elect every Republican on the ballot. Republicans can gain control of the U.S. Senate and increase their numbers in the House and put an end to Congress acting as a rubber stamp for Obama's socialist programs.

Review this video and volunteer to join the fight to restore America and American values and economic and job growth.




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THE 9TH CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICAN RACE

The Sandwich Republican Town Committee on Sunday, February 23rd presented the first ever debate involving the four men seeking the Republican nomination to be decided in the primary on Tuesday, September 15th.

Interest was very high, as attested to by the close to 300 who packed the American Legion Hall in Sandwich. Jeff Perry did the moderator's job to perfection. The candidates had few variants in their answers to the panel of questioners' inquiries.

Without question, each of the four candidates has the private sector experience and credentials to be an excellent member of U.S. House of Representatives voting to undo the damage that the Democrats under Obama have done and are doing to this nation.

A straw poll conducted at the end of the debate had Mark Alliegro in first place ahead of Vince Cogliano, John Chapman and Dan Shores. It's a long campaign with many public appearances and debates ahead, but Round One goes to Mark Alliegro.

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CHATHAM RTC's PRESENTATION BY MASSVICTORY A SMASH SUCCESS; NEXT CHATHAM RTC MEETING MONDAY, MARCH 17TH.


MASSVICTORY PRESENTATION IN CHATHAM SATURDAY BOFFO!


We all know how important it is to win in November. Yesterday, MassVictory, the grassroots organizing arm of the Massachusetts Republican Party, staged a nuts-and-bolts, hands-on demonstration of the new GET OUT THE VOTE tools we will be using for the 2014 election.

What a breathtaking improvement over what we have had to work with in the past!

This was an important first test involving ordinary volunteers who will be the ones doing the work on the ground to get out the votes for all Republicans for November 4th. It passed with flying colors!

We had a great turnout of about 50, mostly from the Lower Cape, folks who were curious to find out what the new tools were all about.

The reaction was "excitement" among all those attending, including those in their mid-80s as well as those in their 40s.

The Lower Cape town committees of Chatham, Harwich, Orleans and Eastham will be taking the lead in equipping volunteers with the know-how to produce victory for all Republicans on the ballot on November 4th.

We will have more to say in subsequent emails and in our committee meetings.

NEXT MEETING OF THE CHATHAM REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE MARCH 17TH.

The next meeting of the Chatham Republican Town Committee will be held Monday, March 17th at 5 p.m. in the Chatham Community Center. It will be an important one, so be sure to come.

A NATIONAL BLACK EYE FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC STATE ADMINISTRATION OF DEVAL PATRICK. EVEN DEMOCRATS SAY SO.

How bad, really, is the Democrat-run state administration of Governor Deval Patrick? A prime example is the way it has destroyed the health care system that Governor Romney put in place that reduced the number of uninsured in Massachusetts to 3%. Governor Patrick insisted in installing Obamacare and it has been an utter fiasco, wasting countless hundreds of millions of dollars and jeopardizing the health and lives of people left uninsured. Read the sorry story of gross incompetence.

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MASSACHUSETTS RANKS 47TH IN LONG TERM FISCAL SOLVENCY

A recent study by the highly regarded Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that Massachusetts state government under the one party Democratic rule of Governor Deval Patrick is a fiscal mess.

In long term solvency Massachusetts is one the worst five states in the nation, ranking 47th Click on the map to enlarge it.

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Massachusetts state government is taxing too much, spending too much, promising too much and ignoring the buildup of unfunded liabilities for government employees' pensions and health plans. Once again, the target year for fully funding public employees' pensions has been pushed off another five years to 2030. And it's still about 50% unfunded. As for public employees' health plans, they aren't even funded at all.

In Democratic cities across the country public employees are learning they won't get their pensions as promised because they are simply unaffordable. Detroit is a prime example, but there are many more. Let's not have that happen in Massachusetts.

We need to restore fiscal common sense to Massachusetts state government by electing Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito. Charlie Baker balanced budgets without tax increases and streamlined financial operations under Governors Weld and Cellucci. He did the same thing in the private sector, rescuing a health plan from bankruptcy and making it number one in the nation.

Baker Polito can make Massachusetts great again and be known as a state that can keep the promises it makes.

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WHAT CAN WE DO TO WIN IN NOVEMBER? FIND OUT THIS SATURDAY.

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What Can We Do to Win in November?

This Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Chatham Community Center we will find out.
We all know how important this year's elections are.

All Republicans and fiscal conservatives from the Lower Cape (and elsewhere) are welcome. That means from Provincetown to Dennis and Yarmouth, including Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, Chatham, Harwich and Brewster. Republican candidates welcome as well.

MassVictory people from Boston will be on site to discuss with us how the Republican State Committee resources will be made available to volunteers working to get out the most votes for Republican possible on Election Day.

Grassroots campaigning has proven to be the most effective way of getting the disillusioned and discouraged to the polls to help take back the America that is being stolen from us bit by bit by Democratic policies that no doubt have the Founding Fathers turning in their graves. The Constitution is being trampled on, laws passed by Congress are ignored or illegally changed and the national debt keeps climbing, now over 17 trillion dollars.

Fortunately, people are waking up. Republicans are getting energized. A gathering Saturday in Marlborough of Republicans eager to win drew over 300 despite the storm, the biggest such gathering since Bill Weld won the governorship in 1990!

You can help take America back. Learn what you can do, whether it's a lot or a little. It all counts.

Top contests for us on the Lower Cape this crucial election year: We can elect a Republican congressman to oust the Democratic congressman Keating who follows the Obama Pelosi line and stays silent as Obama commits outrage after outrage, whether it's failing Americans in Benghazi or forcing Obamacare down the throats of Americans who have said and are saying they don't want it.

The state administration led by Democrat governor Patrick coddles welfare cheats and illegal aliens and year in and year out is demanding more taxes to cover more wasteful spending aimed at getting more Democratic votes. All this can change if we elect a Republican governor.

On Cape Cod we have a chance to turn two state representative seats from Democrat to Republican. This is part of as statewide effort to dramatically increase the number of Republicans in the state legislature. This year there will be more Republicans running than ever before in recent memory. At last count, 67 Republicans were running for House seats. For a full rundown of ALL the races as of mid-February, click here.

In the last analysis what these candidates need is VOTES. You can help. We can all help Even getting one more vote is important.

Come listen and decide what you can and want to do. The leaders of Republican activists in your town will be there to answer your questions along with the MassVictory experts.

See you Saturday at 10 at the Chatham Community Center, just next to the Chatham rotary on the road to Harwich. The session will end by 11:30.


Sponsored by the Lower Cape Republican town committees of Chatham, Harwich, Orleans, Eastham, Truro and Brewster. Information hotline: 508 945 2150.

Stay up to date at our websites www.facebook.com/LowerCape, www.facebook.com/chathamrepublicans and www.chathamrepublicans.com 24 hours a day.

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2014 MASSACHUSETS REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES OF INTEREST TO CAPE COD VOTERS

UPDATED LISTING

WHO’S WHO?

A REPUBLICAN SCORECARD

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES SEEKING VOTES ON CAPE COD 2014

Republican State Convention March 22 Primary September 15, Final November 4

Republican State Convention: March 22nd
BAKER POLITO TEAM
Charlie Baker https://my.charliebaker2014.com/
Karyn Polito https://karynpolitoforlg.com/about

Mark Fisher, candidate for Governor http://www.markfisher2014.com/

9th Congressional District Primary: September 15
Mark Alliegro http://www.markalliegroforcongress.org
John Chapman https://www.johnchapman2014.com/about
Vince Cogliano, Jr http://www.coglianoforcongress.com/
Dan Shores http://www.danshores2014.com/

Recently announced
Brian Herr, candidate for U.S. Senate
Patricia St. Aubin, candidate for State Auditor
Michael Heffernan, candidate for Treasurer

Barnstable state representative districts

1st Barnstable (Dennis, parts of Barnstable, Yarmouth Brewster)
State primary: September 15 (open seat)
Peter Eastman http://www.electeastman2014.com/
Tim Whelan http://votewhelan.com/

2nd Barnstable (most of Barnstable, part of Yarmouth)
Adam Chaprales (no primary opponent, Democratic incumbent) http://www.adamforstaterep.com

3rd Barnstable (Mashpee, parts of Bourne and Falmouth)
State rep David Vieira (no opponent) http://www.votevieira.com/

4th Barnstable (none)
THE "candidate" is the RTCs of the towns of Chatham, Harwich, Orleans, Eastham, Truro and Precinct 3 in Brewster. Our job is to maximize the Republican vote for all Republicans appearing on our ballot in November -- statewide, congressional and Barnstable County. .

5th Barnstable (Sandwich, parts of Barnstable, Bourne, Plymouth)
State rep Randy Hunt http://randyhunt2014.com/ (well funded Democrat opponent)

As other candidates for other offices announce and have public sources of information this listing will be revised.

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OBAMA'S DEMOCRATIC INTERVENTIONIST GOVERNMENT IS CHOKING THE ECONOMY

Don't let anybody, including Obama, kid you. We are still in a recession and it is the Democratic government's fault. There's lots of evidence this is true and here is a sensible observation about what Republicans should campaign about.

Republicans have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to roar back to power given the miserable performance of the economy on Obama’s watch. But they still could fall on their faces.

The problem is NOT government spending, contrary to the well-meaning obsession of the Tea Party. That will BECOME the problem a decade or two from now. The problem now is obstacles to investment: the highest corporate tax rate in the world, onerous regulation, the crazyquilt uncertainty of Obamacare. America needs aggressive tax cuts and regulatory rollback. It also needs to spend more on infrastructure, which is becoming a major obstacle to growth. It needs to spend more on R&D, particularly on cutting-edge military R&D. The way to do this, I’ve argued for years, is to emulate Roosevelt’s alphabet-soup federal agencies and put unemployed Americans to work repairing infrastructure at $20 an hour, rather than paying $50 an hour to the construction unions. That’s heresy from a free-marketeer like me, but it makes economic sense and will drive the Democrats crazy. Highlighting added

Read it all.

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CHATHAM RTC LINCOLN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WELCOMED KARYN POLITO AND OTHER CANDIDATES WITH A STANDING ROOM ONLY CROWD.

On Sunday, February 9th, the Chatham RTC hosted Republican candidate for Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and, for the first time together, the FOUR Republicans seeking to be the next congressman in the 9th Congressional District, displacing career Democrat William Keating.

Karyn was dynamic and wowed the enthusiastic crowd of about 125.

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Each of the four congressional candidates have credentials and real world (private sector!) experience that far exceed Keating's. Each impressed in their five minute talks: John Chapman of Chatham, Mark Alliegro of Falmouth, Vince Cogliano, Jr of Pembroke and Dan Shores of Sandwich.

On the Cape Cod front, we have two districts that can be turned Republican. We have strong candidates in both. Tim Whelan of Brewster, recently retired from more than 20 years with the state police and a veteran of the Marine Corps Reserve, is running for an open seat in the 1st Barnstable District. Adam Chaprales, a former Sandwich selectman, is taking on a first term Democrat in the 2nd District, which traditionally goes Republican.

In addition to the candidates, Cape Cod's two representatives to the Massachusetts Republican State Committee Judy Crocker and Fran Manzelli were in attendance.

All of the candidates have websites up where contributions can be made. Click here to see the list.

This was the Chatham RTCs Third Annual Celebration of Abraham Lincoln's Birthday. The day's "history lesson" paralleled 1864, 150 years ago this year, when the Civil War and Lincoln's life were approaching their climax in 1865. In 1864 Lincoln was re-elected handily by ten points, but he swept Massachusetts with 72%. Now, that's a challenge.

The committee headed by Vice Chairman Diane Bronsdon did a fantastic job. In addition to Diane, Ann DePatie, Dave Nunnally, Elaine Gibbs, Gigi Gerstle, John and Mary Jane Crea, John Loconto, Marie Acton, Sherie and Walter Bush and Richard Bertocchi have our thanks and appreciation.

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LINCOLN BIRTHDAY WITH ALL FOUR REPUBLICAN 9TH CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES FIRST TIME TOGETHER!


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Special guest Karyn Polito has teamed up with Republican Governor Candidate Charlie Baker aiming for a Baker Polito Administration to take over the corner office at the State House in January.

All four Republicans seeking to dislodge political career Democrat William Keating have the credentials and real world experience to far better represent the interests of the 9th Congressional District. This is the first time all four candidates will appear together.

Candidate information: For Lt. Governor: Karyn Polito, For Goverrnor: Charlie Baker; For 9th Congressional District: John Chapman, Mark Alliegro, Vince Cogliano, Jr and Dan Shores. For State rep: 1st Barnstable Tim Whelan, 2nd Barnstable Adam Chaprales, 5th Barnstable State rep Randy Hunt.

DOORS OPEN AT 2:30. PARKING AVAILABLE ALONG GEORGE RYDER ROAD FROM THE VFW BUILDING TO THE AIRPORT BUILDING. PARKING ALSO BEHIND THE VFW. DO NOT PARK ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING RESERVED FOR VFW AND AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERS.

FOR INFORMATION CALL MARIE ACTON AT 508 945 2150. DIRECTIONS: TAKE EXIT 11 ON CAPE ROUTE 6, GO SOUTH TO RTE 28, TURN LEFT AND THEN TURN LEFT AGAIN AT THAT HESS STATION AT GEORGE RYDER ROAD. THE VFW IS ON THE RIGHT. GOOGLE MAP AND DIRECTIONS HERE: http://tinyurl.com/l8httzz

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POSTPONED: CHATHAM REPUBLICANS NOW MEET TUESDAY, FEB 4, 6 P.M. CHATHAM COMMUNITY CENTER, ALL WELCOME

CHATHAM REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE
MEETING, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014, 6 P.M.
CHATHAM COMMUNITY CENTER
AGENDA

1. Pledge, welcome, introductions -Chairman Fran Meaney

2. Marie Acton, Secretary's report.2013.12.2 CRTC Minutes.pdf
3. Sam Black, Treasurer's report.

4. Report of Vice Chairman Diane Bronsdon on for her committee on preparation for the Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration, Sunday, February 9, 2014, Chatham VFW, 150 George Ryder Road.

5. Candidates expected at Lincoln Birthday Celebration: For Lt. Governor: Karyn Polito, who has teamed with Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker; For 9th Congressional District: John Chapman, Mark Alliegro and (Vince Cogliano, Jr; For 1st Barnstable state rep: Tim Whelan, Peter Eastman; others may attend.

6. The 2014 elections: Discussion of their importance, the current state of play and how everyone can help. The gubernatorial and 9th Congressional races are top priorities..

7. 2014 Elections for Chatham and the Lower Cape:

Since there may be no Republican candidates for state representative or state senate in our 4th Barnstable district it means the full responsibility for getting out the Republican vote in the district rests with the Republican town committees of these towns - Chatham, Harwich, Orleans, Eastham and Truro.

One-third of Brewster is the 4th Barnstable, but 2/3rd is in the 1st and the 1st has an important and winnable state rep race. Wellfleet and Provincetown do not have RTCs.

Every "extra" vote we get for Republicans in the 4th Barnstable helps all state candidates and the congressional candidate.

It is therefore up to this committee to recruit volunteers and raise funds for the grassroots GET OUT THE VOTE campaign for all Republicans who will be on our ballot on November 4th.

It also means to the extent we can that we help out the state rep Republicans in the 1st, 2nd and 5th Barnstable districts where there will be contests with Democrats.

8. GET OUT THE VOTE (GOTV) explained. By personal contact we will reach out to independents and Republicans who don't vote regularly about the importance of this election, how important their votes are and how qualified the Republican candidates are.


a. Saturday, Feb. 15, all day training session, Marlborough. Seeking 3 more volunteers. Call Marie Acton to volunteer and arrange carpooling 508 945 2150; $60 includes lunch.

b. Saturday, Feb 22, 10 to 11:30, Chatham Community Center, MassVictory officials from Boston will present a practical demonstration of how we can run a successful GOTV campaign to maximize Republican votes, Max time 2 hours. Republicans from Chatham, Harwich, Orleans, Eastham, Brewster, Truro, Wellfleet and Provincetown are invited and many are expected to attend. No charge.

9. Proposed House of Representatives Immigration action - discussion, are they nuts? Speaker Boehner’s office phone number is 202-225-6205. The number for the U.S. Capitol switchboard is 202-224-3121. The folks who work the switchboard will put you right through to the Republican representative of your choice.

10. Fundraising - Planning a mailing to all registered Republicans to go out in March to help fund our GOTV campaign. Our campaign budget is $25,000 of which we have raised 40%. John Crea, Finance Chairman.

11. Volunteers. It's time to begin recruitment for the 2014 campaign.

12. 4th of July Parade - Theme announced - Surf and Sea. Since this is an election year we can expect to hear from many candidates wanting to be part of our marching delegation.

13. Report on the Observance of the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, November 19, 2013 at the Wequassett organized by the Chatham RTC for the RTCs of Chatham, Harwich, Orleans, Eastham and Brewster. A copy of the detailed report filed with the state is available on request. Fran Meaney reports.

14. Movies?

15. Other business.

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IN THIS ELECTION, WILL THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FIGHT OR COWER IN FEAR? AGAIN.

Victor Davis Hanson sizes up the elections of 2014 and asks whether the Republicans leaders in Washington are going to fight this time or just pretend. Again.


In 2014 Republicans are going to be kamikazeed by very wealthy, highly educated, and relentless operatives in the Boston-New York-Washington, D.C., nexus, with backup from the San Diego to San Francisco bookend coastal corridor. These critics mostly rest at the top of the capitalist heap, and will assail those who are not, on grounds that they are unfair to every hyphenated group in America.

To survive, Republicans must go on the offensive and point out that their accusers never live the lives they advocate for others. Liberal feminists seem to be John Edwards and Bill Clinton. Liberal men of the people are Al Gore, John Kerry, and Jon Corzine. Their populists who deplore outsourcing, offshore accounts, and non-unions are Apple and Facebook grandees who embrace all three. White privilege is not the fate of the West Virginian or West Texan working at Target, but the tiny, inbred old-boy and old-girl world of prep-school to Ivy League to the insider pull of Dad and Mom to land up with a phoned-in job in journalism, politics, finance, entertainment, the arts, and academia on the East and West coasts, followed by pro forma praise of diversity — for others. Open-borders zealots have their children behind the walls of private academies.

Surely there is a populist case to be made — or is the Republican establishment to manage a permanent, sober, and judicious out-party, as it is demagogued to death by the privileged?

Well, whatever the Washington Republicans decided to do, we here in our corner of the world are going to give it all we have to elect fiscally sane and courageous Republicans to Congress and to the Massachusetts State House.

From A Beat-up, Exhausted, and Terrified Republican Establishment
Read it all.

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LT. GOV CANDIDATE KARYN POLITO AT CHATHAM RTC SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9TH TO CELEBRATE PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY

LT. GOVERNOR CANDIDATE KARYN POLITO HEADLINES
CHATHAM'S THIRD ANNUAL ABRAHAM LINCOLN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3 to 5:30
Chatham VFW, 150 George Ryder Road, Chatham


As we all know, Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker has teamed with Lt. Governor candidate Karyn Polito to bring desperately needed new leadership to Beacon Hill.

Charlie's years of experience in the executive branch as chief financial officer in the Weld and Cellucci administrations are complemented admirably by Karyn's decade of battling for Republican causes in a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.

Charlie visited with us on November 19th for the 150th Anniversary Observance of Abraham Lincoln's historic Address at Gettysburg on November 19, 1863. As Charlie Baker noted, Lincoln stood for freedom and equality for all peoples, as did the Republican Party then and as the Republican Party does now. His Emancipation Proclamation freeing blacks from slavery ushered in a NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM. Charlie: "I am proud to be a Republican heir of Abraham Lincoln." Lincoln in his words warned that the fight "for us the living" to preserve liberty would be a constant one.

And so it is today. Republicans are called upon to wage the battle for freedom that Lincoln predicted would be needed. The Democratic governments in Washington and on Beacon Hill are robbing the American people of our rights to "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness."

In her remarks at the Lincoln birthday celebration, Karyn, in addition to pointing out how much meaning Lincoln's words and actions have for us today, will give her views on the challenges facing Massachusetts after eight years of incompetence, corruption, sluggish job and economic growth and seemingly endless taxing and spending under the current Democratic administration.

During the Republican leadership of the Weld to Romney administrations, budgets were balanced without tax increases, the economy and jobs were growing and Massachusetts shed its name of "Taxachusetts." becoming known as one of the most business friendly states in the Union.

Following the Lincoln program, there will be a political networking reception with refreshments, a cash bar, a silent auction and sales of Lincoln books. All Republican candidates who may appear on Cape Cod ballots have been invited.

Donation: Whatever you can give to help Republicans win in November. $20 will help defray expenses of the event. Checks (CRTC Victory 2014) or cash payable at the door. All welcome. Students and Armed Forces personnel free.

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LINCOLN SPEAKS TO US TODAY: FIGHT TYRANNY, TAKE BACK OUR FREEDOMS

150 years ago Republican president Abraham Lincoln spoke to the American people of every generation. It would be their job to preserve freedom for all Americans from the kind of tyranny of King George that led to the American Revolution, be it wielded by national or state governments. Governments are to serve the people, not vice versa. He said it was up to "us, the living," to make sure that the government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.
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Look at how our freedoms are being eroded today. Obamacare is the most glaring example of how the Democrats are robbing us of our freedoms, deliberately forcing people out of their health plans with which they were satisfied (85%!) to put them under government control. Tyrannical Democrats in state government are doing the same: New York's Governor Cuomo told New Yorkers if they don't agree with his pro-abortion, gun control and anti-marriage positions they should move out of New York. Intolerant bigotry of the left. In Massachusetts, one party tyranny means doing what it wants, no accountability, incompetence goes unpunished, fraud is not rooted out and tax increases sail through, all robbing taxpayers of their hard-earned dollars.

We need to take Lincoln's words to heart and fight back. Our Republican candidate for Governor Massachusetts Charlie Baker gets the message. At our observance on November 19th of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, he said, "I am proud to be the heir of Abraham Lincoln and his Republican Party." We will put an end to monopolistic one party tyranny in Massachusetts.

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DEMOCRATS VALUE FREE SPEECH -- NOT! NY GOV. CUOMO SPEAKS.

Democratic Governor Cuomo of New York made it clear conservatives don't belong in New York. He said "right to life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gay" conservatives have "no place in the state of New York." Many, especially Catholics, expressed shock and dismay that the top government executive in New York had no use for people with views different from his. Of course, Cuomo, still professing he is a Catholic, is a fervid supporter of abortion despite Catholic teaching.

Ramirez got it right. (Click to enlarge.) Toe the Democratic line in New York or leave. So much for civil discourse in America.

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Left wing bigot.

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DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS ONE OF THE WORST FIVE IN THE NATION

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Take a look at that chart. (Click on it to make it bigger.) A brand-new study by the prestigious Mercatus Center of George Mason University has ranked Massachusetts' Democratic-controlled state government as one of the worst five in the nation for long-term fiscal solvency -- 47th.

Not only that, of the five worst states, Massachusetts has the highest spending per capita of all of them.

The only state governments worse in performance are Democratic-run California, Democratic-run Illinois and New Jersey where Governor Christie is getting things right after years of Democratic mismanagement and overspending.

Charlie Baker ran a tight ship as head of finance for Governors Weld and Cellucci and went on to the private sector where he saved Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare from bankruptcy and earned the ranking of "America's Best Health Plan" seven years in a row. Competence in state government. It can happen.

Also, take a look at the best five states; They all have Republican governors.

That says a lot.

We need and deserve an honest, graft-free, competent state government in Massachusetts that spends the taxpayers' money wisely and well. Baker Polito leadership working in a bipartisan way with the Democratic legislature as did Governors Weld and Cellucci can make Massachusetts great again.

But we need more. We need more Republican voices speaking out in the legislature. Too long it has been a fiefdom of Democrats who just rubber stamp what they are told by the Speaker of the House and the Senate President. One party rule leads to corruption. Three Democratic speakers in a row were forced to resign because of criminal charges.

The public is beginning to understand that a strong two-party system is better than a one party monopoly which taxes and spends as it wishes, ignores the interests of taxpayers and sinks into corruption and graft.

It appears this year there here will be more Republicans running for state senate and state representative across the state than ever in recent memory. In recent special elections Republicans have done well.

On Cape Cod we will have excellent Republican candidates contesting for two state representative seats currently held by Democrats that two years were not even challenged. They deserve our support so they can join our hard-working and competent Republican state representatives Randy Hunt and David Vieira on Beacon Hill.


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