Posted tagged ‘10th congressional district’

Former Wareham police chief defends Perry, blasts Keating for ‘dirty politics’

October 7, 2010

Keating’s Kerry moment: “Voters don’t know, don’t read the papers” like he does

October 5, 2010

On Greater Boston tonight, Democratic congressional candidate Bill Keating betrayed the same arrogant and condescending attitude displayed by John Kerry in his latest public gaffe. (Check out Keating’s statement at 3:16 on the clip here):

To recap: While appearing on Greater Boston, Keating tried to justify his continued negative attacks surrounding  a 20-year-old incident involving a police officer who served with opponent Jeff Perry on the Wareham Police force. Host Emily Rooney noted that voters had heard numerous times about the incident, but the fact that Perry won the primary in a landslide seemed to indicate that they’d considered the charges and felt they were not a factor in their electoral decision.

Not so, said the oh-so-arrogant Keating. It wasn’t that voters weighed all the facts and made an informed decision. According to Keating, voters were simply clueless about the decades-old incident.

“How could they not know?” Rooney asked. “Don’t they read the papers?” To which, Keating replied, “They don’t know, they don’t read the papers…”

He then went on to say, “Those of us that read the papers, that connect the dots…” — apparently referring to a select group of well-informed intellectuals that doesn’t include the 62 percent of primary voters who supported Jeff Perry.

Keating’s arrogant comments echo John Kerry’s recent gaffe: In an attempt to defend the indefensible Barney Frank, Kerry said the reason Barney has a real election battle on his hands is because voters don’t pay attention and don’t understand what’s going on. (Translation: We peons are simply too mentally deficient to grasp the greatness of Barney and John Kerry.)

With this statement, Keating has proven himself to be yet another liberal, elitist, arrogant Democrat who thinks he’s so much smarter than the people he hopes to represent. Here’s hoping that on November 2, all those “uninformed” 10th congressional district voters show Bill Keating just who the clueless one really is.

New TV ad highlights Keating’s tax-and-spend record

October 5, 2010

Former Lt. Governor Kerry Healey endorses Jeff Perry

April 6, 2010

          Health care and the economy were the topics on everyone’s minds at a recent cocktail reception for state Rep. and Congressional candidate Jeff Perry.

         Held at The Neighborhood Club, the reception was organized by Dr. John Dalton and Dr. Lisa Antonelli, who invited many of their medical colleagues to meet Perry (R-Sandwich), who is running to fill the 10 congressional seat currently held by Rep. William Delahunt.

         “I’m particularly pleased to see so many doctors here tonight,” Antonelli told attendees. “Up until now, the medical community has not really been active as a political force, and as we’ve seen with the recent passage of this health care legislation, we need to become much more vocal and active in sharing our perspective on the best ways to provide affordable health care for all.”

        Perry agreed.

        “Throughout the entire health care bill debate, input from the medical community was all but ignored,” he said. “Instead of being viewed as part of the health care solution, doctors have been unfairly portrayed as being part of the problem.”

       Perry noted that he was one of just two state legislators to vote against passage of Massachusetts’ much-vaunted health care legislation that mandated insurance coverage.

       “I voted against the Massachusetts legislation because it didn’t adequately address the real problem with health care today and that’s the cost,” he said. “Since the bill was passed, those rising costs have begun to cripple the state budget, and I’ve worked with other legislators to push for proposals that would lower health care costs and improve the delivery of health care services. And as your representative in Congress, I’d do the same.”

       A special guest at the Quincy reception was former Lt. Governor Kerry Healey, who has endorsed Perry’s campaign for U.S. Congress.

        “When Jeff called and told me he was running for Congress, I told him, ‘I don’t care who else is running, I’m with you,’” Healey said. “Jeff Perry is a solid, strong legislator and I know he’ll work as hard for you in Congress as he has in the state legislature.”

        Healey’s endorsement follows that of another well-known Republican –U.S. Senator Scott Brown.
        “Having served with Jeff in the legislature, I know that, like me, he believes in low taxes, a strong national defense and in the pro-growth policies that will create jobs and get our economy moving again,” Brown said in his endorsement. “By electing Jeff Perry, the voters of the 10 Congressional District will once again be sending a strong message to the politicians in Washington that the time has come to start listening to the people. If you believe that Washington is broken, Jeff is just the guy we need to help fix it.”

        For more information on Jeff Perry and his candidacy, visit

Scott Brown endorses Jeff Perry for 10th Congressional seat

March 25, 2010

State Rep. Jeff Perry opens his congressional campaign office

February 27, 2010

 Jeff Perry, one of the Republican candidates for U.S. Congress in the 10th congressional district, recently opened his campaign headquarters on the Cape. Perry, who is running for the seat currently held by William Delahunt, plans to open a headquarters in Quincy as well.

Congressional candidate Jeff Perry addresses Quincy Republicans

February 19, 2010

On the heels of Scott Brown’s historic U.S. Senate win, Quincy Republicans had an opportunity recently to hear from another local state legislator who hopes to make the move from Beacon Hill to Capitol Hill.

State Rep. Jeffrey Perry (R-Sandwich), a candidate for U.S. Congress in the 10th congressional district that includes Quincy, shared his campaign platform Feb. 9 with members of the Quincy Republican City Committee.

 “My campaign is based on my belief that the people of the 10th congressional district need a fresh, dynamic and effective voice in Washington,” Perry said. “We need someone who will stand up for the values we all believe in, and fight for action on issues like real health care reform without mandates, better job opportunities, checks on illegal immigration, lower taxes and less national debt, and an end to the insider and special-interest dealing that permeates Capitol Hill.”

A U.S. Army National Guard veteran and former Wareham police officer, Perry is partner in the law firm of Flannigan and Perry, P.C., which has offices in Hanover and Hyannis.

“Being a steward of the law, I strongly believe in taking a stand against illegal immigration,” Perry said. “I’ve proposed legislation which would deny state benefits for illegal immigrants that cost Massachusetts legal residents millions of dollars each and every year.”

A fiscal conservative with a record of opposing new taxes, Perry noted that he was one of just two state legislators who opposed the proposal for a mandated health insurance system in Massachusetts out of concern for the financial impact the plan would have on the state’s financial health.

 “As those rising costs have become even more apparent in the state budget, I’ve worked with other legislators to push for proposals that would lower health care costs and improve the delivery of health care services for Massachusetts residents.”

That experience in reaching across the aisle and working with lawmakers from both major parties would be invaluable in Washington, as Congress grapples with the issue of health care, Perry said.

“Most Americans are generally happy with the quality of their health care services – it’s the cost that’s the problem,” he said. “We need to focus on reforming the cost side of health care by promoting tort reform, increasing competition – like allowing companies to sell health insurance across state lines – and improving medical record reporting to drive down administrative costs.”

For more information on Jeff Perry and his candidacy, visit