Daily Archives: September 16, 2010

The Sharron Angle connection

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

In today’s print Worcesteria there’s a mention of campaign match-ups for the general election, specifically how Paul Franco’s camp was hoping to face Margot Barnet in November, and that the McGovern camp had a sense of relief that they’ll go up against Marty Lamb rather than Brian Herr, who was a favorite of the state (and potentially national) GOP.

It’s come out though that Lamb has a strong backer: Western Representation PAC — the folks that brought you Nevada’s Tea Partier/GOP senate candidate Sharron Angle and Joe Miller, the Alaskan who defeated entrenched Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski.

The PAC isn’t exactly loaded as far as federal groups go, with only about $50,000 in the bank, but they’ve been successful with their media blitzes. They credit their last minute ad campaign in Alaska for pushing Miller over the top and have spent over $15,000 on pro-Angel radio spots. In the days leading up to Tuesdays primary, Western Representation spent about $1,500 for Lamb ads on WCRN, WTAG and Newton’s WXKS.

In a press release sent out yesterday, Western Representation congratulated Lamb on his victory, and said that this race was one of three they were targeting (including Angle and Miller), but according to their website, it looks like they’ll soon be going for another MA Republican hopeful, Sean Bielat, who will go up against Barney Frank in the 4th congressional district.



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Posted by Brittany Durgin

As always, you can only find these things on our website www.worcestermag.com

We’re celebrating – …our first three months of the new worcestermag.com website. Look here for the most popular stories, photo galleries, videos, and music chosen by you, our users. We can tell you as a preview that skateboarding, politics, and pole dancing made it out on top.

Hear it first – We got our hands on a pre-release copy of Jason James’ new album ROCKIN’ THE JOINT and our favorite track is featured in WooTown Sounds this week. Hear it here before anyone else.

Art of the apple – It’s apple season, and we couldn’t be happier. Find a photo gallery of images all shot at 200mm at Nashoba’s orchard in Bolton, Mass. The executive chef there also provided his specialty recipe for Apple Shortcake. You’re going to be bookmarking this one.

CitySquare is for real – It’s happening and we have groundbreaking footage to prove it. Watch a video of the phase 1 of construction ceremony, and see photos from the event as well right here.

Wind, the sights and figures – This week we look at Worcester area green energy. Watch video footage of the Princeton wind turbines on Wachusett Mountain and learn a few key facts and figures at the same time.

New book trailer – A long time Holden local Alicia Bessette has released her first novel “Simply from Scratch”. Read about Alicia and her book, and be sure to check out the well made trailer for the book here.

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