Daily Archives: August 23, 2010

A Lord comes to Worcester

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

The Mayor’s neighborhood walk today through Green Island will feature a not-so-usual suspect: Lord Richard Faulkner. Faulkner is from Worcester, England, and is a member of the UK’s upper house of Parliament. Worcester, MA and Worcester, England, as you might have already guessed/known, are sister cities.

We’re posting this a little after the 4:00 start time (sorry!), but if you really want to see the Mayor today, you can still catch him at Pernet Family Health Services (237 Millbury St.) between 5:30 and 7:00 to share a concern or idea.

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District 13 state rep. field shrinks

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

Independent candidate Bruce Card announced that he’s leaving the race for state representative due to “family commitments.” Robert Spellane, that seat’s current legislator, is not seeking re-election.

At a press conference today, he added that he’s endorsing Paul Franco, the race’s lone Republican. Card said Franco’s attention to fiscal responsibility, intentions of “restoring integrity to Beacon Hill” and “goals of reviving the economy” mirrored his own platforms.

Updated 2:37, 8/23:

Card has sent out his own press release with a very under-used metaphor; Paul Franco’s policies as a stabbing trident:

This trident of reform on the business and industry of the state will have positive implications across a wide spectrum. This trident will stab at the heart of our down economy by streamlining the regulatory structure, lowering fees for doing business and lowering business taxes. This will stop the exodus of businesses from the state; and allow business to grow there by [sic] putting more people to work.

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The best gimmick to come out of the 3rd district congressional race

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

The primary is still three weeks away for the Republican nomination in the 3rd congressional race, but it’s not too early to call a winner in the gimmick battle.

Congratulations, Marty Lamb, your congressional barf bag has successfully married politics, humor, vulgarity and timeliness, putting your campaign above all others in the race for best gimmick this year.*

Photo from jimfarrellxx

*Unless another campaign pulls out all the stops between now and November.

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