Monday I interviewed GOP candidate for the 2nd Massachusetts district Dan Dubrule after his speech at the Twin City Tea Party monthly meeting

It’s not every GOP candidate who is a union leader and he is passionate about the misconceptions about Union Workers as I write in my Examiner piece:

I’ve been a union rep and a shop steward for 18 years…so I know what it means to be a union member to be an advocate. Not all unions are what they have been portrayed to you. The members are just like yourselves and your neighbors they work … but they’re forced to pay into a system that in itself is potentially needed that’s questionable but their leadership they’re in a bad spot, they’re in a no win situation. What they’re looking for and what they know is what we all want, we want representation we want a good district & we want a good America for us and their kids and to get back to those union guys they’ve been lied to and stolen from for a long time they’re very upset”

The new Mass 2nd district voted for both Charlie Baker & Scott Brown nevertheless he still has an uphill fight to unseat longtime incumbent James McGovern but I can tell you one thing for sure. Dan Dubrule has a better shot at being a member of the majority party of the US House of Representatives that McGovern does…

Just two months ago, Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz insistedrepeatedly — that House Democrats would run on ObamaCare and win back control of the chamber. Just a day after Barack Obama himself defended ObamaCare in the State of the Union speech, they’re singing a different tune. Donors and strategists will move resources away from House races and instead focus on trying to salvage control of the Senate:

That must be why Henry Waxman is calling it quits

Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), one of the most prolific and successful lawmakers of the modern era, has decided to retire at the end of this congressional session.

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11:15 p.m. Talking the Bus strike again the story here.

10:45 p.m. took several calls on illegal immigration, oil and chicken plucking

10:30 p.m. Tom Wesley is now in the studio

10:25 p.m. Sam is asking if Bill Gunn will continue to challenge Olver.

10:15 p.m. Bill Gunn is calling for every republican in the district to start running for City counsel and selectmen all over the state.

10:10 p.m. Sam is a democrat but he is outraged over the impending Bus strike when they are getting a 9% raise. I think there will be no objecting because these union guys won races for them.

10:06 p.m. Sam Rosario now in the studio

9:55 p.m. Bill and Marty both point out that we pinned down democrats here helping the Big Red Wave.

9:53 p.m. Bill Gunn joins us on the air

9:48 p.m. Marty talks about staying involved and working on the farm team for Conservatives in Massachusetts

9:36 p.m. Marty Lamb talks a bit of vote fraud in Worcester that you read about here.

9:25 p.m. Marty Lamb of #ma-3 now in the studio with Sean Bielat

9:10 p.m. Talking about the race and the democratic machine and redistricting

9:05 p.m. Sean Bielat former candidate for ma-4 now in the studio

8:50 p.m. Talking the Tea Party express, some disagreement.

8:45 p.m. We are talking about the grass roots nature of the tea party.

8:35 p.m Asking if the Tea Party will stay with the Republicans or will look independent if Republicans don’t follow through.

8:30 p.m It looks like Jim Henderson is not done with the Sec of State run.

8:25 p.m. Two tea party guests now joining us Justin Brooks pres of the twin city tea party. and Ken Mandile head of the Worcester Tea Party

8:05 p.m Talking about ID for voting some disagreement

7:55 p.m. Talking about the difference between “voter fraud” and “election fraud”

7:45 p.m. Jim Henderson former independent candidate for sec of state in Massachusetts now in studio.

7:40 p.m. Talking trade secrets, call in at 508-438-0965 or listen live here

7:35 p.m. Asked about the fact that many have older cars these days due to the economy.

7:30 p.m. The web site for Right to Repair is here.

7:15 p.m. Mike talks about the manufacturer franchises being forced to jump through certain hoops that non franchises don’t.

7:10 p.m. the legislation requires that the repair/diagnostic information must be available at a reasonable price

7:05 p.m. Stephen Reagan of the Right to Repair coalition is our guest

7:00 p.m. Bill 2517 the right to Repair bill is our topic tonight

12:50 a.m. Talking Iraq & Afghanistan, but also talking Iran and nuclear fuel.

12:36 a.m. Asking Marty (who is a real estate lawyer) about the housing bubble, blames Fanny and Freddie

12:31 a.m. Marty gives McGovern credit for debating and sticking with his beliefs.

12:22 a.m. Now Marty Lamb is back with us for the end.

12:14 a.m. Talking about actually making decisions when elected

11:57 p.m. questions for the candidates coming from a caller on questions 1 & 3

11:45 p.m. We are extending the show to 1 a.m!

11:35 p.m Ed McGrath (State Senate Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Natick, Franklin, Medway.) Rodney Josephson (state rep 5th Worcester district) , Peter Durant 6th Worcester (state Rep) , Dan Dubrule (state senate State Senator of the Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Senatorial District) all on the air together

11:32 p.m. Rich Mitchell candidate for governor’s council now on

11:25 p.m. Kamal Jain explaining why we should vote yes on Question 1 and question 3

11:15 p.m. I’ll give Jim McGovern credit, like John Olver he defended his votes, he didn’t have an answer for the other dems who are running from their records but it’s not him job. Gotta love a guy who sticks to his guns!

11:05 p.m. Congressman Jim McGovern (d) for Ma-3 now on

10:52 p.m. Steve Grossman (d) candidate for Treasurer on

10:50 p.m. Rich Mitchell candidate for Governor’s council about to go on

10:34 p.m. Bill Campbell (r) for sec of state now on the air

10:20 p.m. Stacy McCain says that all 4 of them have a shot of winning

10:15 p.m. Stacy Mccain now calling in to join the 4 congressmen

9:48 p.m. Taking calls for the candidates

9:46 p.m. tom Wesley now joining us too ma-1 ma-2 ma-3 ma-4 all on the air at once! Bazinga!

9:39 p.m. Talking the Big Red Wave with Marty Lamb. Sean Bielat talking about democrats supporting him.

9:26 p.m. We now have Bill Gunn, Marty Lamb and Sean Bielat on the air ma-1, ma-3, ma-4

9:14 p.m. Kevin Kuros candidate for State Rep in the 8th Worcester district now up

9:09 p.m. Two of the three Sheriff candidates on the line now, just got back from interviewing Bill Gunn ma-1 in the waiting area with Marty Lamb ma-3

8:50 p.m. Talk about unusual we have both Tom Foley (d) candidate for Sheriff and Keith Nicholas (i) candidate for Worcester County Sheriff at the same time.

8:46 p.m. Jim McKenna (r) candidate for AG now on the air

8:38 p.m. Jim Henderson (i) candidate for Sec of State just on

8:25 p.m. Sen Moore says nothing is likely to happen this session on it.

8:20 p.m Sitting State Senator Dick Moore on with Mary right now.

8:15 p.m. Mary Z Connaughton candidate for State Auditor now on the line

8:10 p.m. Ron Madnick Dist 13 state rep (i) now on in the studio

8:00 p.m. Great middle eastern food tonight in the studio provided by Bagels and Kabobs at 160 Worcester Providence Turnpke Sutton Mass. Thanks to Tom Kahale.

7:58 p.m. Jen gives us the same report that canvasser have told me about knocking as a republican.

7:53 p.m. Jen Caissie candidate for Gov council now on the line, John asks her about the big red wave

7:46 p.m. Asking about Gary asks Karen about “nasty campaigning” and getting back together after the election.

7:38 p.m. Karyn Polito candidate for State Treasurer is now on the line

7:35 p.m. Kim Roy is back on

7:28 p.m. Gary Rosen asked about getting a casino, Baker talks about the Patrick not managing to do it with a friendly legislature.

7:25 p.m In the studio waiting to go on later two independent candidates: Ron Madnick Dist 13 state rep (i) and Jim Henderson (I) candidate for Sec of State no idea when we will get to them as we have a bunch of people on the line.

7:20 p.m. Asked about state workers being laid off, Baker answers: He gets this from state workers all the time and asks: Is there anyone who is a political appointment or not pulling their weight? When they answer “yes” he says “So what’s the problem?”

7:13 p.m. Baker says he has been hearing good things from Dems

7:10 p.m. Candidate for governor Charlie Baker now on the air.

7:05 p.m. We are starting with Kim Roy State Senate

Getting ready for the Red and Blue Political Horror Show

Noticed on Twitter a new person tweeting me about ma-10 who is pushing the narrative of Jeff Perry as bad cop et/al.

the user is named TeapartyUsa1 and has under 30 followers. Most likely a paid tweet to go after republicans in the last weekend of the campaign as his tweets are directed to suggest that the GOP dislikes the candidate.

It’s a cheap but inexpensive trick and an easy way to make $8 an hour but what else can they do:

With less than a week to go before November 2, it appears that Keating’s campaign is going with a “duck and cover” strategy and hoping the liberal base will deliver on Election Day (sound familiar?). In the past two weeks, Keating has pulled out of three debates, citing “other commitments.” He is probably wise. His past performances have done little to inspire confidence.

At a breakfast forum hosted by the South Shore Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Keating twice said he would not have voted for the stimulus package. “I would not have supported that,” he said. “I would not have supported that particular stimulus package.” Later that day, his campaign released a statement saying that Keating “misspoke”: He would have voted for the stimulus, though he would have preferred “something more targeted to rebuilding our infrastructure.”

Keating has also flat-out refused to say whether or not he would support Nancy Pelosi for House speaker in the event that the Democrats retain their majority. When asked during a debate in Plymouth earlier this month, Keating, faced with frustrated audience members shouting, “Yes or no?” remained steadfast in his waffling, saying he would “keep an open mind.”

Meanwhile in ma-6 Tierney ducks and covers from his wife’s federal guilty plea

The Republican went after Tierney for not disclosing to the government millions of dollars that were in an account his wife managed for her brother, Robert Eremian. Eremian was indicted in August on charges that included racketeering, money laundering and operating an illegal gambling business.

“The congressman takes great pains to look at my financial disclosure report and to say that I have $1 million in Bank of America stock,” referring to information Tierney has publicized. “That’s my wife’s money. The congressman knows more about my wife than he does his own.”

In case you’ve forgotten the details:

The wife of Democratic incumbent Congressman John F. Tierney pleaded guilty today to charges she helped cover up her brother’s $7 million ownership stake in a Caribbean gambling operation by falsifying his federal tax returns.

And in ma-4 Sean Bielat raises money from the people who know Barney best:

Documents filed with the Federal Elections Commission show that in September, the Republican Bielat outraised Frank in the congressman’s hometown of Newton, $31,249 to $13,785.

He has also out-raised him overall.

And mind you these are the seats that the media is noticing. Democrats are pouring incredible amounts of money into ma-1 and ma-2 supposedly safe seats while Jim McGovern is in the fight of his life in ma-3 and Nikki Tsongas worries in ma-5.

If only democrats had tens of thousands of people to canvas today in Massachusetts to help out, oops sorry those guys are at the John Stewart Rally today.

The Big Red Wave will be a lot of fun.

Oh and expect the Wave is to hit va-9 too.

11:52 p.m. predicted the big red wave

11:39 p.m. Talking the why’s of why people are angry.

11:22 p.m. Talking about local electoral action

11:14 p.m. John Weston has rejoined us.

11:12 p.m. Talking about Term limits some disagreement on this among the panel.

11:08 p.m. Bill Campbell (r) for Sec of State now on the air

10:55 p.m. Pension reform now his topic.

10:49 p.m. Grossman talks about making more information available to the voter if elected.

10:36 p.m. Steve Grossman candidate for State Treasurer now on the air,

10:34 We just plugged the alyssa_milano $1 challenge for LA children hospital on the air and mentioned Stacy McCain.
Sam likes the picture proving he has excellent eyesight!

10:32 p.m. Marty Lamb (r) ma-3 now on the air

10:24 p.m Sam hits it out of the park “Why are we democrats while in power not solving the problems?”

10:20 p.m. Talking about candidates accountable, asks about what is the biggest spin. Say Sheriff’s office has no power on immigration. Mentions that he has addressed Tea Party events

10:14 p.m. He talks about the choices of sitting on his stoop and not get involved or getting involved. He talks about his own 26 year pay-in to the pension.

10:08 p.m. Sam asked the question about Pensions and dipping, Foley talks about his long record in law enforcement.

9:58 p.m. Asked about the power of the Sheriff office, and the lesser power in Massachusetts. He answered that there is a lot of local power held outside the position. He doesn’t consider that a problem as running the prison and coordinating with State and local police is more important that just a question of power.

9:52 p.m. Talks about a good idea to have a law enforcement presence on the Gov Council.

9:49 p.m. The argument is concerning the advantage about keeping long term congressmen.

9:44 p.m. I have video of this candidate from a Twin City Tea Party meeting here

9:39 p.m. Tom Foley (d) now in candidate for Sheriff

9:37 p.m. Talking about if independent candidates have a chance to win

9:35 p.m. A lot more of the lets play nice stuff, I don’t subscribe to that myself, politics should be played hard but honest

9:33 p.m. Carolyn Kamuda (u) one of 4 candidates for this office, State Rep, 1 Dem 1 Rep, 1 Ind 1 Unenrolled (Carolyn)

9:31 p.m. Now defending the bailouts and the president, that won’t earn many votes in Fitchburg/Leominster but then again its a local race

9:29 p.m. Ford declares he doesn’t vote the straight party ticket, voted for Weld and Paul Cellucci

9:21 p.m. Talks about changing the rules so they are not required to meet only in Boston, have the hearing in the jurisdiction where the appointee will serve

9:16 p.m. Talking a bit about voter anger

9:15 p.m. Fran giving some background on himself.

9:10 p.m. Fran Ford (d) candidate for Gov Council now on the air

9:00 p.m. staying for the Rosen and Rosario show

8:55 p.m. Tom talks about the outsourcing attacks

8:51 p.m. Neil remains on the attack

8:49 p.m. Apparently Congressman Neil ducked a Thursday Debate , but did show up for Friday but couldn’t talk to each other.

8:47 p.m. Tom Wesley now on

8:45 p.m. “I’d like to see judges who believe illegal immigration is illegal” Paul Caruccio

8:31 p.m Paul Caruccio running for Governor’s council now on the air

8:17 p.m. We are so loaded with great guests tonight!

8:12 p.m. Jim Henderson on now, Tom Wesley (r) ma-2 is in the studio

8:05 p.m. Interviewed Paul Caruccio during the break candidate for Gov council 6th district

7:59 p.m. Soon to come on the air Jim Henderson (I) candidate for Sec of State likely after the top of the hour

7:58 p.m. Sean stayed till the top of the hour

7:51 p.m Talking about cuts and asking about Cap and Trade

7:44 p.m. Sean Bielat stays through the break. Asked him about the info in this post by Stacy concerning the net loss for Mass.

7:35 p.m. Talking about the danger of cap and trade and the uncertainties of costs

7:28 p.m. Sean Bielat about to go on the air

7:24 p.m. Talking about business climate and why run?

7:12 p.m. First guest Peter Durant (r) running for 6th Worcester

7:10 p.m. Quoting Hughey Woodring you can find my interview with him here

7:05 p.m. Opening speech from Mike about the conservative candidates and supporting them

Stacy & I interviewed Sean Bielat at his Newton hq:

Byebyebarney.org is the moneybomb site and feel free to spread a little for Bill Gunn in Ma-1 to retire John Olver, Tom Wesley in ma-2 to retire Richard Neal and Marty Lamb in ma-3 to retire Jim McGovern as well! They don’t build robots but send them some love ace

Update: The link for byebyebarney was right but it said .com instead of the correct .org, my bad

Glenn links to Stacy’s latest about that Scott Brown Feeling

That’s the big story here. Barney Frank’s MA-4 seat isn’t on Charlie Cook’s radar, either, but Sean Bielat clearly has Barney on the defensive here. The only Massachusetts seats ranked by Cook are the open MA-10 seat (“leans Democrat,” with a no-name Democrat against Republican Jeff Perry) and MA-5 (“likely Democrat” with Republican Jon Golnik challenging Niki Tsongas).

If Bielat can beat Barney — and Barney seems to be sweating it now — then those Perry and Golnik will also be riding that Big Red Wave, here in Massachusetts where “Downtown Scotty Brown” already proved the Democrats can be beat. Just last night, thanks to my friend Pete Da Tech Guy, I interviewed three candidates — Bill Gunn in MA-1, Tom Wesley in MA-2, Marty Lamb in MA-3 — all of whom are running hard in districts that Scott Brown won in January.

If that Big Red Wave hits on Nov. 2, there are no “safe” Democrats.

I had a talk with hard-working canvasser this month doors were in the process of slamming until the word “Republican” was spoken. At that point doors opened and lit taken. This has been the regular experience reported to me. Combine this with the Jim McKenna results and this state is a wagon of Nitro about to blow up on Democrats.

Listen the only absolutely safe seat in Ma for democrats is ma-8 and that’s only safe because there is no opposition. I’m cautiously predicting 3 seats but if I woke up to 7 I would not be shocked. (Nine now THAT would shock me)!

Update: Stacy is on the Bielat/Beat Barney beat and has this story in the Spectator that says in part:

“They’ve got no operation over there,” Phillips said of the Frank campaign. As Bielat told reporters at a Sept. 26 rally, “They have one campaign office. It’s always empty. We have three. They’re always full.”

Bielat’s Newton office wasn’t full Sunday morning, but it was open and in full swing, with at least three volunteers calling voters in a telephone canvassing operation that has already reached some 30,000 likely voters and, at a pace of more than 2,000 new contacts daily, could approach the 50,000 mark within a week.

This is going to be a huge night in Massachusetts. It will be the place to be on election day.

…and I have a wedding today.

I managed to talk to him last night after he landed and managed to get a few minutes on the phone with Marty Lamb, Tom Wesley and Bill Gunn before they went on the air last night. You will likely read about that in the next day or two at his blog.

Today he is noticing the negative ads Deval Patrick outside groups have been hitting Baker with relentlessly:

Charles Baker is the Republican candidate challenging Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Lately, Baker has been targeted by attack ads from a group called “Bay State Future,” headed by Barbara Weniger. But this group is actually a front for Democrats and labor unions

Democrats in this state are VERY scared. You have seen very little polling outside of ma-10, the governor’s race and ma-4 (Barney Frank vs Sean Beilat). If the true extent of what is going on here in Massachusetts gets out the democratic morale and fundraiser nationally could collapse.

Some people have not believed what I’ve been saying about Massachusetts, perhaps once Stacy has a few days in the state he can corroborate what I’ve been reporting.

We had a great time both before and after the WCRN broadcast.

Senator Richard Moore and wife just after the first hour

Before the congressional candidates Dem State Senator Richard Moore was on the air

In the Studio

The three wise men before the show

Three future congressmen

Bill and Marty’s wives joined in for a shot.

Five of the nicest people you will meet

There were quite a few callers from over the state

In the Studio

We took some photos just after we got off the air

The Gang on the air

And Marty provided us with his famous Congressional Barf Bags

Marty Lamb's famous congressional barf bags

After the show we went to a place called Sweet in Worcester

The Gang at Sweet

The crew here was very busy:

Filling pastry orders

And they Don’t stuff the Cannoli until you order:

No soggy cannoli shells here

The place was full and rocking

The place was pretty busy

But John and Sam were the stars of the show

Republicans and Democrats in sweet agreement

In two weeks we will have Bill Gunn, Tom Wesley and Marty Lamb on again. We hope you tune in.

Update: Here is a video I shot at Sweet

I have no idea why I called John “Tom” in that video. Late night I guess.