Wednesday, June 18, 2008

How Low Will You Go?

In Massachusetts, we have had a few great success stories around marriage equality in our state. Not just the beautiful weddings, pictures, celebrations but real, serious, political gain.

We booted out of office people who said they were anti-marriage and elected fresh new faces like Carl Sciortino.

In 2004, Carl went to his State Rep's office and asked his position on marriage. One man, one woman, get out was the answer. Carl decided it was time for a change of Representation and ran for office.

In November of 2004, he won. Unknown, no name recognition, he won. He is one of the few openly gay members of our state legsilature.

I could go on and on about the things Rep. Sciortino has accomplished in office- but I'll let his resume speak for itself.

This year, as he prepared to run for office, he collected the signatures needed to be on the ballot. Nothing new, just the basics of running a campaign, right?

Sciortino left his certified signatures in his office at the State House overnight- signatures that were to be handed in the next day.

When he returned in the morning? They were gone. Stolen. Nothing can be proven but... the signatures were gone.

After several hearings, affidavits saying there were in fact signatures, a judge threw it out and said, Too bad.

Rep. Sciortino is running a sticker/write in campaign. Anyone familiar with campaigns know that this is expensive and difficult to win.

It begs the question... how low will you go to win?

I'm not accusing anyone. At all. Not enough proof.

If anyone wants to help Rep. Sciortino keep his seat, please click here or contact me directly.

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9 Comments:

Blogger bilerico said...

No way.

Write me. I'll do what I can to help.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rubbish! Nobody stole his papers. He was just too incompetent to file them. Then after going on a tour of the Massachusetts Courts talking about ballot access, he tries to knock his opponent off the ballot! What a hypocrite and what a hack. That is why he is set to lose his seat. Carl has become a typical Beacon Hill insider.

2:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He left his signatures in his office for THREE weeks, not overnight. He is not the victim here. He failed to perform an easy task.

2:51 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

No, anon, that's simply not true.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it is. I can give you links to the Somerville Journal, Somerville News, Medford Transcript, Bay Windows, Boston Globe, Boston Herald and several blogs that confirm this. He LOST the signatures and then tried to knock his opponent off the ballot. Typical Beacon Hill Insider.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Hey, "typical Beacon Hill insider" guy, now we've got an answer to Sara's question.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Sue J said...

Anonymous, according to the Boston Herald, he filed a police report when they were stolen. Doubtful he would do something stupid like file a false report.

11:43 AM  
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