Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Coakley on the Edge: 'If I Don't Win, 2010 Is Going to Be Hell for Democrats.'

Massachusetts Voters Alliance has a new ad highlighting Martha Coakley's history of corruption. Evidently Coakley's track record as a politician is just a tad, shall we say, tainted:

Here is a brief roundup of some of Martha's shenanigans:
From the Boston Herald:
Attorney General Martha Coakley has run a shadow Senate campaign for months, shelling out $126,000 from her state campaign account for expenses likely tied to her Capitol Hill bid, including $15,000 for Web site upgrades just days before Sen. Edward M. Kennedy died, records show.

In the Dec. 8 primary election, Massachusetts Democrats chose as their Senate nominee a woman who kept a clearly innocent man in prison in order to advance her political career.
Attorney General Martha Coakley, the state’s top lawyer, acknowledged yesterday that she improperly filled out a federal financial disclosure she submitted to the US Senate as part of her candidacy in the special election.
Failed to disclose $250,000 in financial assets, according to She ought to fit in well with the Obama administration:
The Globe reported yesterday that Coakley was the only candidate, in disclosures due to the Senate by this week, to report that neither she nor her spouse had any reportable financial asset worth more than $1,000.

But her campaign said Coakley failed to list $200,000 to $250,000 in financial assets that are held by her husband, Thomas F. O’Connor Jr. The campaign said Coakley also failed to note a retirement account she holds that is worth $12,000.

The list of corruption and ethics problems surrounding Martha Coakley is staggering.

The Good news, Rasmussen has Coakley and Brown in a dead heat with a Coakley lead of a mere two points:
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley attracting 49% of the vote while her Republican rival, state Senator Scott Brown, picks up 47%.

Three percent (3%) say they’ll vote for independent candidate Joe Kennedy, and two percent (2%) are undecided. The independent is no relation to the late Edward M. Kennedy, whose Senate seat the candidates are battling to fill in next Tuesday’s election.

Coakley is supported by 77% of Democrats while Brown picks up the vote from 88% of Republicans. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, Brown leads 71% to 23%. To be clear, this lead is among unaffiliated voters who are likely to participate in the special election.
Also, even better news from NRO who has a report from a spy:

My spy passes along word that Coakley herself fired up the crowd with this inspiring line: "If I don't win, 2010 is going to be hell for Democrats . . . Every Democrat will have a competitive race."
Her defeat was also described as "Waterloo for health care."
Oh nostalgia, a post from the very first day of my blog when the news of the day was health care would be Obama's Waterloo.  

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