POST-GAZETTE - Res Publica

Republicans for U.S. Senate

by David Trumbull

Novemer 13, 2009

In three weeks, on Tuesday, December 8th, Republican and unenrolled (“independent”) voters in Massachusetts will select the Republican nominee for U.S. State Senator to fill the vacancy caused by the death of long-time Senator, Ted Kennedy. November 18th is the last day to register to vote in this primary election.

Candidate Scott Brown seeks to change his current title Senator for U.S. Senator, as he, since winning a special election in 2004, has been serving in the State Senate. Brown has led the fight in Massachusetts against wasteful government spending and higher taxes. He is a free-market advocate who believes our strength as a nation flows from its people. He believes in a culture of family, patriotism and freedom. According to his website, Senator Brown has a core set of beliefs that guide his thinking:

  • Government is too big and that the federal stimulus bill made government bigger instead of creating jobs

  • Taxes are too high and are going higher if Congress continues with its out-of-control spending

  • The historic amount of debt we are passing on to our children and grandchildren is immoral

  • Power concentrated in the hands of one political party, as it is here in Massachusetts, leads to bad government and poor decisions

  • A strong military and vigorous homeland defense will protect our interests and security around the world and at home

  • All Americans deserve health care, but we shouldn't have to create a new government insurance program to provide it

    Senator Brown’s opponent in the Republican primary election, Jack E. Robinson, is also known to Bay State voters, having run for this same seat in 2000. According to information on his website, Jack E. Robinson, a Massachusetts native, is a highly respected entrepreneur, attorney, and business leader with over 25 years experience solving business problems and creating jobs.

    On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to elect their first new Senator in more than 25 years. Learn about the candidates now and make a wise choice in the December 8th primary.

    [David Trumbull is the chairman of the Boston Ward Three Republican Committee. Boston's Ward Three includes the North End, West End, part of Beacon Hill, downtown, waterfront, Chinatown, and part of the South End.]