Tuesday, June 12, 2012

3T and 2C Breakfast on Cable

The 3T and 2C Breakfast Video will be on Portmedia Channel 8:

6/9/2012 at 7:00 PM
6/14/2012 at 9:00 PM
6/15/2012 at 11:00 AM
6/16/2012 at 2:00 PM
6/17/2012 at 2:00 PM

The video features candidates for US Senate Elizabeth Warren and Marisa Defranco, Congressman John Tierney, State Treasurer Steve Grossman, State Representative Mike Costello, former State Senator Steve Baddour, candidates for 1st Essex State Senate Bill Manzi and Tim Coco, candidate for 2nd Essex State Rep Barry Fogel, candidates for Governor’s Council Don Bumiller Eileen Duff, David Epley, and State Party Chair John Walsh.

Many thanks to Walter and Tim Sidley of Salisbury, Richard Hendrickson of Newbury, and Peter Flynn of Newburyport for the videoing and Peter Flynn for all the editing.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

State Senate Race

Here are the websites and the kickoff events for the three Democratic candidates for the 1st Essex State Senate seat.

Tim Coco from Haverhill
June 7: 5-8 p.m., Campaign Kick-off: Evenfall Restaurant and Lounge
8 Knipe Road (Route 125), Haverhill, MA 01835

Bill Manzi from Methuen
Campaign Rally
Monday, June 11 from 5:30-7:30pm
DiBurro's Function Hall
Route 125, 887 Boston Road
Haverhill, MA

Kathleen O'Connor Ives from Newburyport
O'Connor Ives Campaign Kickoff Fundraiser
Saturday, June 9 at 7pm
Newburyport Art Association
65 Water Street
Newburyport, MA

Friday, June 1, 2012

Romney Economics

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Mitt Romney talks a lot about his time as a corporate buyout specialist, but you know what we don't hear very much about?

His experience as governor of Massachusetts.

That may be because he made promises to Bay Staters while on the campaign trail in 2002 that sound an awful lot like the ones he's making to the country today -- and as you know all too well, he failed to deliver on them.

Just like now, he claimed his success in the private sector meant he'd be able to create jobs, cut taxes, and bring down the debt. He did the opposite.

I was born and raised in Massachusetts, so for me, the damage he did there is personal. So today, I'm asking folks like you to help tell the truth about Romney Economics -- what it meant for us, and what it would mean for all Americans if he were elected president.

Check out our new video and consider joining the Truth Team -- a group of grassroots supporters that's helping spread the word about Romney's real record.

Video: Romney Economics and Massachusetts

To jog your memory, here's a recap of Romney's time in office:

Even as the rest of the country was enjoying a brightening economy, during Romney's term Massachusetts plummeted to 47th out of 50 states in job creation; manufacturing jobs declined at twice the national average; and for the first time since 1995, its unemployment rate was above the national average.

Long-term debt ballooned by more than $2.6 billion -- leaving Massachusetts with the highest per capita debt of any state in the nation. State spending increased every single year, and Romney raised taxes and fees by $750 million per year -- leading to a higher state and local tax burden of $1,200 for every Bay Stater. Over his term, fees at public colleges skyrocketed by 63 percent, and during his first year, K-12 schools saw the second-largest percentage cuts, per student, in the nation.

All that in just four years.

Mitt Romney promised more jobs, less debt, and smaller government for Massachusetts based solely on his experience as a corporate buyout specialist. Turns out that being good at maximizing profits for yourself and your investors, but leaving companies bankrupt and workers without jobs, doesn't exactly prepare you to lead a state -- or a country.

Yet Romney's out there making the same empty promises all over again. And we've got to make sure no one else buys it this time.

The bottom line? Romney Economics didn't work for Massachusetts then, and it won't work for America now.

Watch our new video to get the facts, then pass it on to everyone you know:


We've got work to do -- let's go.

- Stephanie

Stephanie Cutter
Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America