Tuesday, October 23, 2018

In the News: Galvin, Amore debate gets nasty; Ayyadurai in long-shot bid as independent

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The only debate in the secretary of state’s race ended with the candidates branding each other “a liar” and “a faker,” capping off a testy exchange in which the two men sparred over voter identification, electoral security, the way the incumbent runs his office, and his challenger’s background. 
Secretary Bill Galvin, a Brighton Democrat, went after Swampscott Republican Anthony Amore on WGBH’s “Greater Boston” over Amore’s voting record, speaking fees he’d accepted as an author, and his stance on voter ID requirements, which Galvin said came out of the “Republican playbook.” 
Amore, in turn, said Galvin had “no vision” for his office, relies on an antiquated security system and does not attend meetings of the historical commission that he chairs. 
Galvin does not support requiring identification to vote, saying voter ID laws have been used in other states “to prevent people from voting.”

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Galvin campaign page   http://www.billgalvin.org/
Amore campaign page   http://www.amore2018.com/
Sanchez campaign page  http://www.green-rainbow.org/juan_sanchez_for_secretary_of_the_commonwealth

"As many Republicans in Massachusetts work to keep a safe distance from President Donald Trump this election season, one candidate from outside the party is going the other way, fighting to be recognized as a standard-bearer for the president’s anti-establishment populism as he makes a long-shot bid for U.S. Senate. 
Shiva Ayyadurai, a former researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and entrepreneur who claims to have invented email as a teenager, is running a scorched-earth campaign in which he casts himself as a working man’s hero – despite his advanced degrees and business acumen – raging against what he sees as a conspiracy between the Republican and Democratic parties in Massachusetts to keep Sen. Elizabeth Warren in power. According to this narrative, for which Ayyadurai provides only anecdotal evidence, the Republican candidate in the race, state Rep. Geoff Diehl of Whitman, is a pawn of both parties whose only purpose in the race is to take away votes from Ayyadurai, the real “Trumper” in the race."

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campaign page  https://shiva4senate.com/

The Franklin Town Clerk page with additional information

Additional info can be found in the 2018 Election Collection

Election Information for Nov 2018
Election Information for Nov 2018

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