| So Rick Green has only been a Registered Republican since 2011 (Source: Town of Pepperell residence listing). And Kirsten Hughes registered to vote as a Republican in Quincy in 1998 at the age of 22 (Source: Hughes Quincy voter registration card).
Yet, Paul Ferro and Matt Elder in their zeal for Mr. Green, are going to lecture the Quincy City Councilor and all of her supporters on voting, website claims and activist credentials?
Ok, fine, but their half-truths and lame tactics are moves NOT from the NewMassPlaybook, but a page right out of the John Walsh Playbook.
Item: Voting to adjust the annual property tax levy (within the guidelines of Proposition 2.5), especially when Elder and the Marlborough City Council passed a similar measure, along with countless other localities across our fiscally strapped Commonwealth does not constitute "massive tax increases" as Mr. Elder would like RMG readers to believe.
Actually, Ms. Hughes has never supported a tax override while on the City Council.
Item: Calling out Ms. Hughes for voting elsewhere or not voting at other times in the decade preceding our current one when (R) newcomer Green has zero political, fundraising or volunteer experience in the same time period proves what exactly?
Read State Committeewoman Elizabeth Mahoney's Voting Analysis of our two candidates here: http://tinyurl.com/b4tuzzt
Lastly, this has been a hotly contested campaign. If true, I applaud Rick Green for just taking down the Ferro Endorsement from his campaign website. I thought Steve Grossman conspiring with the Boston Globe in their last minute 2010 attack on Candidate for Treasurer Karyn Polito and the Red Sox License Plate Story was the lowest blow I've seen in American politics.
This week's manufactured attacks and so-called 'opposition research' by a Chairman of one of my Republican City Committees is a close second.
Dean Cavaretta, 2012 (R) Candidate for State Senate
Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Harvard, Hudson, Littleton, Maynard, Precinct 3 of Northborough, Shirley, Southborough, Stow, Precincts 2 and 3 of Sudbury, Westborough, MARLBOROUGH and Devens.