A Polite Farewell to Niki Tsongas

Last week I wrote about the political reasons for Niki Tsongas' decision to not seek re-election in the 3rd district now let me say a few things about her. It's been my experience that people in general like her. My local paper the Sentinel and Enterprise which I quoted yesterday had quite few things to … Continue reading A Polite Farewell to Niki Tsongas

Nikki Tsongas Out in MA 3, Thank Nancy Pelosi

On the day I promised my wife I would abandon the internet until we got home from Hampton Beach my congresswoman decided to call it quits. Having imprinted the 3rd Congressional District with the indelible mark of her family's public service, U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas will step away from Congress at the end of her … Continue reading Nikki Tsongas Out in MA 3, Thank Nancy Pelosi

The Practical Case for Electing Ann Wofford to Congress in MA 3

I haven't talked much about local or congressional races nor have I gone one of my traditional 3 state district hoping trips because my full time job precludes it, but there is a congressional race in my district that I care about, so I'd like to share with you a letter I sent to the … Continue reading The Practical Case for Electing Ann Wofford to Congress in MA 3

Why haven’t you heard of Ann Wofford GOP candidate in MA 3 Update: Debate Video

Let me introduce you to Ann Wofford she is the GOP candidate running in the Massachusetts 3rd District for congress Yesterday I had the pleasure of watching her debate incumbent Niki Tsongas in Devens Ma. and if you following my livetweet of the debate you would realize she is something special. Tsongas is a practiced … Continue reading Why haven’t you heard of Ann Wofford GOP candidate in MA 3 Update: Debate Video

Niki Tsongas Virtual Town Hall

Got a call from Niki Tsongas for virtual town hall. She is describing the shutdown, simply put no long term or short term bill passed blaming the house for not clean CR. Saying clear bill would pass, and advancing the idea that it's all about the House. Talking the Senate clean CR, saying the bill … Continue reading Niki Tsongas Virtual Town Hall

A point missing from Niki Tsongas piece this week

Niki Tsongas has a piece published in the Lawrence Eagle Tribune that take a short at some of the effects of the Sequester: Several months ago the manager of the Lawrence Municipal Airport notified my office that as a result of sequestration, automatic government spending cuts that went into effect in February, 2013, the Federal … Continue reading A point missing from Niki Tsongas piece this week

It’s not likely that Niki Tsongas will win my vote in 2014…

...but as I mention in my Examiner piece she is earning my respect for this reason: While one might question her definition of transparency on the part of the White House there is no question of her own. She took more than a dozen questions from different voters, invited others to leave recorded messages. Asked … Continue reading It’s not likely that Niki Tsongas will win my vote in 2014…

Niki Tsongas in Fitchburg 1-9-13

Wednesday Congresswoman Niki Tsongas came to the Fitchburg Public Library for her first event in Fitchburg since being sworn in as the representative in congress for the 3rd district. The event: "Congress on your Corner" consisted of one on one (or two on one) meetings with various constituents from the district. The format was surprise … Continue reading Niki Tsongas in Fitchburg 1-9-13

Special Free Commentary, Who I’ve voting for and why

Today we have a special Bonus commentary where I go through the choices on my ballot and tell you who I will be voting for and why. As you might guess there are not a lot of surprises here but if you want to know the reasoning behind it here is your chance.

Golnik Tsongas Round 3 in Fitchburg the Video

"I don't make that tax pledge to just Grover Norquist, I make that tax pledge to every hard working man and women in this room here today!" Jon Golnik at yesterday's debate Yesterday Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and challenger Jon Golnik met for their third and final debate before the election next month at Fitchburg State … Continue reading Golnik Tsongas Round 3 in Fitchburg the Video

The Democrat Election Dilemma in one question

My latest for the examiner Will Niki Tsongas be better off than she was two years ago? highlights a rather amazing answer to a question during the October 10th debate against GOP opponent Jon Golnik. Ms Donelan asked if we are better off than we were two years ago, and the congresswoman’s answer was this: … Continue reading The Democrat Election Dilemma in one question

Golnik Tsongas Rnd #2 plus bonus State race!

While the rest of the known world was following the Scott Brown/Elizabeth Warren debate in Springfield Niki Tsongas and Jon Golnik were at Devens for the 2nd of 3 debates in the 3rd district race. Just like last time there were plenty of signs for both sides I spoke to a Golnik supporter a Tsongas … Continue reading Golnik Tsongas Rnd #2 plus bonus State race!

Pre-Debate thought #1 The debates we ignore

As we get ready for tonight debate here is my examiner piece contrasting the two debates in Massachusetts I covered this week, Brown v Warren & Tsongas V Golnik: On Sunday afternoon incumbent Niki Tsongas running to retain her seat in the newly redrawn 3rd Massachusetts district faced Jon Golnik in the first debate of … Continue reading Pre-Debate thought #1 The debates we ignore

Jon Golnik & Niki Tsongas Debate #1 Concord Carlisle HS

Today at Concord Carlisle HS Jon Golnik and Nikki Tsongas had the first of four debates on a cold rainy day while the NE Patriots were destroying the Buffalo Bills: I arrived in the rain People signed in up front with an area for press I was one of only three people were listed. There … Continue reading Jon Golnik & Niki Tsongas Debate #1 Concord Carlisle HS

Demoralized as Hell The New MA-3 poll & the Left

I just received a new poll for Ma-3 (My congressional district) that says a lot about the races in Massachusetts. This is a district that is newly formed so there are not concrete numbers available for the party splits (I am systematically calling each town in the district to get the numbers hope to have … Continue reading Demoralized as Hell The New MA-3 poll & the Left

Ma-3 GOP Debate Tonight Tom Weaver & Jon Golnik Ma-3 at Fitchburg State University

Tonight there will be a debate between the two candidates for the GOP nomination for the 3rd Massachusetts District at Fitchburg State University. Jon Golnik and Tom Weaver will face off for 90 minutes discussing and debating the issues for the right to take on Nikki Tsongas in the fall. While GOP nominations in congress … Continue reading Ma-3 GOP Debate Tonight Tom Weaver & Jon Golnik Ma-3 at Fitchburg State University

Tom Weaver at the Fitchburg Republican Committee Meeting

Tom Weaver spoke and took questions at yesterday's GOP committee meeting: I asked him about Obamacare and Nikki Tsongas support of it but the best point he made was about getting Romney fired up: "I don't think there is anything we can say that not going to be classified as racist" Once Republicans in General … Continue reading Tom Weaver at the Fitchburg Republican Committee Meeting

The Obamacare Quagmire for Nikki Tsongas

Yesterday I commented on Nikki Tsongas' support for Obamacare and how it might be a problem in Fitchburg. I've been taking a closer look at the figures and frankly this could be a bigger problem than anyone realizes the Congresswoman. Consider: In January 2010 the special election was in effect a referendum on Obamacare. Scott … Continue reading The Obamacare Quagmire for Nikki Tsongas

Nikki Tsongas D (ma-3) will NOT be running away from Obamacare

In my coverage of the Fitchburg July 4th Parade I had the chance to interview Congresswoman Nikki Tsongas as she marched. In addition to her answer on the Swatting letter (she knew nothing about it) there was some news made concerning Obamacare DaTechGuy: The president's healthcare plan has been upheld as constitutional will you be … Continue reading Nikki Tsongas D (ma-3) will NOT be running away from Obamacare