Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday Congressional Roundup: Out like a Lamb

Tuesday was a busy day on the campaign trail in the Third Congressional District, with many of the candidates out on the campaign trail. Michael Lamb (R-Holliston) made a stop in Fall River, where he criticized Rep. James McGovern (D-Worcester) for allowing the federal deficit to rise. From the Herald News:
“Each taxpayer in this country now owes $118,000 to pay off the national debt,” Lamb said.

“Unfortunately, that figure is growing every day. For more than a decade our incumbent has failed to control spending....”
“If your income is cut by 20 percent what do you do? You cut your spending by 20 percent,” Lamb said. “That’s what government needs to do and they’re not doing it. As a father of two daughters, I want to make sure we don’t leave a mountain of debt to the next generation.”
McGovern was in Marlborough, where he toured local businesses with leaders from the civic and business communities.

Brian Herr (R-Hopkinton) announced that he has cut a radio ad. According to the campaign, the ad will air locally on WCRN-AM during the Peter Blute and Howie Carr shows.

The four candidates for the Republican nomination were scheduled to debate earlier this evening in Shrewsbury.

Fifth Congressional District
A fire tore through the campaign headquarters of Jon Golnik (R-Carlisle). No word yet on the cause of the blaze. Earlier this afternoon, Golnik posted a YouTube update of the damage.

Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) spoke with Callie Crossley of WGBH-FM radio Monday about the campaign.

The Boston Globe looks at "wacky, jarring, and sometimes tasteless videos for the Web," including the decidedly not tasteless offering from Tom Weaver (R-Westford).

Second Congressional District
The Reminder profiles Jay Fleitman (R-Northampton). He called the Affordable Care Act "a jobs bill for China and India."

Columnist Maureen Turner of The Valley Advocate analyzes the campaign of Tom Wesley (R-Hopedale).

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