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January 4, 2010
Will Massachusetts send ACORN flunky Coakley to replace Ted Kennedy?
On January 19, Massachusetts will hold a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat held formerly by the late Ted Kennedy.
The Democratic candidate, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, was one of only six attorneys general to receive a grade of A+ from ACORN in 2008. In her news release, Ms. Coakley said, "I am honored to have received this recognition from ACORN."
As attorney general, Ms. Coakley has been responsible for licensing all nonprofit organizations operating in her state, and overseeing the reporting and financial disclosures of those organizations. To the extent ACORN was operating in Massachusetts, it was doing so with the express approval of Ms. Coakley's office. Whatever ACORN's unlawful operations in Massachusetts may have been, Ms. Coakley had the authority and obligation to take actions to stop them.
The Boston Globe reports Ms. Coakley is outpacing her Republican opponent, Scott Brown, in fundraising nearly 5 to 1.
Michelle Malkin shows Ms. Coakley appears to be one of those ultra-liberal politicians who are super-connected to what ails politics today, and links to reports doubting Ms. Coakley's campaign cash advantage.
Red Invades Blue has posted a money bomb for Scott Brown.
Carol Brown adds:
Will it matter if Scott Brown wins? Yes.
Will it matter if he loses, but comes awfully close to winning? Yes.
Will either scenario take a miracle? Yes, and we can help.
We all know Massachusetts is a very blue state and this is Ted Kennedy's former senate seat. The odds are stacked against Brown. And yet, there is also an incredible opportunity here to pull off the impossible.
The economy is in terrible shape. Americans don't want health care reform as it has been construed. Massachusetts of all states has had their taste of government run health care and the results have not been good. Brown has vowed to vote against health care legislation in the senate.
If Scott Brown wins in Massachusetts, the Democrats will no longer have their 60 seat filibuster proof senate. That would be a powerful step in the right direction. And we wouldn't have to wait until November. The balance of power would shift now.
If Scott Brown loses the election, but garners a significant percentage of the votes, that would still count for something as it would send a strong message to the Democrats about the changing tide.
And if Scott Brown loses badly, it may be because each of us was not willing to expend a bit of time, a bit of energy, and perhaps a bit of money, to help make a miracle come true.
The election is just a couple of weeks away.
Here's a way to have a voice, make an impact and be a part of something that blocks the Democrats ability to ram health care legislation through next month.
Visit http://www.brownforussenate.com/ for more information. You can sign up to volunteer, which amounts to making calls if you live out of state. If you've never made calls for a campaign, the thought can be intimidating. But once you make a couple, it's very exciting and empowering to speak directly with voters.
We're fighting for our country. This is one fight today that we can take on. The clock is ticking to January 19th. There's not a moment to lose. Let's nudge a miracle!