Dems keep quiet about DiMasi – Kerry and the Duke try to keep Mitt in the Failed MA Candidate club – Lowell Senate debate set, Warren raises big dollars

THE PRISONER: Not surprisingly, Democrats on Beacon HIll are keeping their mouths shut when it comes to Sal DiMasi, his health problems notwithstanding. The Herald even asks Gov. Patrick if he’d lobby President Obama for Sal’s early release. Disappointingly, the Guv missed a huge opportunity here to join Harry Reid on the Bryce Harper “clown question” bandwagon.

DON’T GO, MITT: John Kerry and Michael Dukakis try to force Mitt Romney to stay in the “Failed Massachusetts Presidential Candidates Club.” As chairs of the influential “America liked George Bush better than us” Committee, Kerry and Dukakis could be a huge factor in this race. (If Mitt leaves the club, it’ll just be the two of them and Jill Stein. That’s not nearly enough regular dues money to pay for the bi-annual road trip touring the swing states they lost in.)

A VERY FAMOUS WINDOW: Some photo-love for the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s signature drop-off window in MacCormack.

THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION: September 27 – Scott Brown – Elizabeth Warren – Tsongas Arena: No holds barred UMass Lowell/Herald debate with special guest referee David Gregory.

McDUCK-LIKE: Elizabeth Warren has raised more cash than anyone else running for Congress, thanks to big Democratic donors all over the country.

Marian Walsh, ESQ Consulting Services - Experience that informs. Passion that performs.
MITT MONITOR:

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Romney vows to ease some immigration rules

Massachusetts lawmaker criticizes Romney’s term as governor

SENATE RACE:

Kings, queens remark puts Brown in a bind

Sen. Brown offers reason for Kennedy debate snub

Brown, Warren agree to fourth televised debate

Driven by deep devotion, funds flow to Warren


Democrats mum on Sal DiMasi’s plight (Photo by Mark Garfinkel)
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AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

CT – FCC Won’t Investigate Complaint Involving Rowland

VT – Vermont restores money for anti-harassment program

ME – More hearings for Maine Turnpike toll proposals

NH – Gubernatorial forum focuses on state’s youth

RI – Gov. Chafee names new health exchange director

Post by Mike Deehan
Headlines by Julie Varney

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