9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 2014 Archives

JOHN CHAPMAN, A GREAT RACE THAT FELL SHORT

Shortly after John Chapman learned the news of his loss in his effort to replace Democrat Bill Keating as the congressman for the 9th Congressional District, he began contacting as many of his key supporters as he could to thank them for what they had done.

Really, it is we who should be grateful to John for making the not inconsiderable sacrifice to run for public office. It's a grueling task, one that John kept at for almost a year. Success in the four-man September primary took a physical and financial toll and left few resources for the final election just a few weeks later. But John redoubled his efforts and was fighting the clock to the very end.

It was a well-run, savvy campaign conducted by a true gentlemen. It is always difficult to dislodge an incumbent, particularly a congressman with union and PAC money at the ready, but John gave it his best, never intimidated by the odds or the forecasts.

We are honored to have had John as our Republican candidate. He did us proud.

And thanks to Diane and Alec for encouraging John to throw his hat in the ring.

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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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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.

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS AUGUST 1,2 AND 4, 2014

TODAY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE MARK ALLIEGRO PANEL ON IMMIGRATION AND THE BORDER, FALMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY, Friday, August 01, 2014, 6:30 TO 8:30, FREE.

Panelists will include, in addition to Mark on his visit to the southern border,
Louis Carpenito, Security professional and consultant
Walter Hempel, Senior Special Agent, INS/ICE (retired)
Brad Johnson, Foreign Service Officer, US State Department (retired)
Robert Woodhill, Special Agent, INS (retired)
Free. Seating 125, first come, first served.
https://www.markalliegroforcongress.org/public-forum-borders-immigration/

TOMORROW, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014
WINETASTING FUNDRAISER FOR TIM WHELAN FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
FIRST CRUSH WINERY, 527 MAIN STREET, HARWICH 4 TO 7. $25 ONLY!
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=0db2b0bd-0fb7-42de-bd6a-a85a40db9630&c=4dd59170-7783-11e3-929d-d4ae5275dbea&ch=4ed63890-7783-11e3-92fb-d4ae5275dbea
Congressional and other candidates invited. All welcome.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
CHATHAM REPUBLICANS MEET, 5 TO 6:30 P.M., CHATHAM COMMUNITY CENTER
SPECIAL GUESTS:
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR STATE TREASURER MIKE HEFFERNAN
https://www.mikeheffernan2014.com/
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR MASSACHUSETTS SECRETARY OF STATE DAVID D’ARCANGELO http://www.davein2014.com/
All who urgently want change on Beacon Hill and in Washington are welcome to attend.

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JOHN CHAPMAN RECEPTION TODAY, SUNDAY, IN CHATHAM

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THE FOUR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR THE 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

There is a battle royal to be the Republican nominee to take on Democrat William Keating in the Massachusetts 9th Congressional District. Four Republicans -- three from Cape Cod and one from Plymouth County -- will battle it out in the Republican primary on Tuesday, September 9th: Mark Alliegro from Falmouth, John Chapman from Chatham, Dan Shores from Sandwich and Vincent Cogliano Jr from Pembroke. Even though Bristol County has the largest bloc of voters, all of the candidates are from elsewhere, including the Democrat incumbent, who is also from Cape Cod.

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Click on the name of each candidate as set forth below and you will be taken to his website for photos, biographical, campaign and issue information and a place to make a donation.

The 9th Congressional District straddles five counties: All of Barnstable County (Cape Cod), Dukes County (Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands), Nantucket County (Nantucket) and parts of Plymouth and Bristol Counties. All told, the district population is about 717,000. In 2012 Keating won with 55% of the vote, the Republican getting just 36% of the vote in a three-person race. 386,000 votes were cast.

Geographic area of the 9th:
All of Barnstable County (Cape Cod) and the Islands -- Dukes County (Martha's Vineyard and adjacent islands and Nantucket County.

Cities/towns inBristol County: Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River: Wards 1-3, Ward 6, Precincts A and B in Ward 4, Precincts A and B in Ward 5, New Bedford, and Westport.

Cities/towns in Plymouth County: Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, and Wareham.

Click on the maps below to enlarge.

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