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.