BOSTON – With just 27 days to go until Election Day, the Massachusetts Democratic Party today launched a new website, www.beaconhillrepublicans.com, to highlight the misdeeds of a group of Republican lawmakers and candidates. The new site will be updated frequently to keep Massachusetts voters informed about these candidates and the Massachusetts Republican Party.
“With the national rise of the Tea Party, the face of the Massachusetts Republican Party is changing,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair John Walsh. “Starting with the election of 15 Tea Party candidates two years ago, a new crop of Massachusetts Republicans has made it clear that they are more interested in grabbing cheap headlines and pushing an ideology than working toward solutions and representing people.”
Since 2010, Massachusetts Republicans have made it clear that they don’t think they have to play by the same rules as everyone else:
- Republican Rep. Paul Adams broke the law by illegally funding his 2010 campaign. Even when he was caught, found guilty and ordered to pay a fine, he still claimed he did nothing wrong.
- Republican candidate James Stanton is currently under investigation for failing to report nearly $300,000 in income on his legally required Statement of Financial Interests.
- Republican Rep. Dan Webster was forced to drop his reelection bid after being accused of taking money from his law clients.
- Republican Sheriff Frank Cousins, a former Beacon Hill lawmaker, is currently under investigation by the Attorney General’s office after a series of explosive news reports on his habit of forcing public employees to contribute to his campaign.
- Republican leaders in East Longmeadow are currently under investigation for voter fraud.
- Republican former city councilor from Marlboro recently plead guilty to a voter fraud scheme involving absentee ballots.
“They once prided themselves as ‘Team Reform,’ but now it seems that Massachusetts Republicans from all over the state have gone to Boston and gotten in trouble,” Walsh added.