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BIG pro-family election wins in Massachusetts Legislature races

Overall victory for pro-family movement

POSTED: Nov 5, 2010

From a pro-family standpoint the 2010 election in the Massachusetts Legislature was a success. The "real" pro-family contingent in the Legislature has gone from almost no one to possibly a dozen. And it's a springboard a lot of good things which we were simply not able to do this past session.

Although there were a few disappointing losses, these were balanced out by a number great wins. And unfortunately, this is limited to the Mass. House. The Mass Senate did not really improve overall. There are still a lot of horrible legislators in that building, and the extremist leadership is intact, but there may now be enough good people to make big things happen.

Interestingly, these races were generally under the radar of both state parties, which focused virtually all of their energies on the higher offices.

Here are some of the highlights the elections:

Good challengers ousting horrible incumbents:

This was just music to our ears. Good challengers throwing out anti-family, pro-gay, pro-abortion incumbents which we've all had to suffer with for years.

These weren't just "ordinary" legislators. Every one of these incumbents is terrible, some among the worst in the State House. It's wonderful to get rid of them. And most of these challengers are GREAT pro-family people. None of them, to our knowledge, is bad.

Donald Wong (R) ousted Mark Falzone (D-Saugus)

Jim Lyons (R) ousted Barbara L'Italien (D-Andover)

Kevin Kuros (R) ousted Paul Kujawski (D-Webster)

Shaunna O'Connell (R) ousted James Fagan (D-Taunton)

Nicholas Boldyga (R) ousted Rosemary Sandlin (D-Agawam)

Geoff Diehl (R) ousted Allan McCarthy (D-East Bridgewater)

Richard Bastien (R) ousted Patrick Gerry (D-Gardner)

David Vieira (R) ousted Matthew Patrick (D-Falmouth)

Ryan Fattman (R) ousted Jennifer Callahan (D-Sutton)

George Ross (R) ousted Bill Bowles (D-Attleboro)

     Close races with possible re-counts:

Peter Durant (R) ousted Gerald Alicia (D-Charlton)

Steven Levy (R) ousted Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough)

ALSO: Pro-family rep Daniel Webster (R-Pembroke) survived a challenge from Josh Cutler, the liberal editor of the local liberal newspaper. We love it!

Good challengers winning open seats:

In recent years we've consistently seen pro-family Reps or even bad Reps retiring, and pro-gay, pro-abortion reps getting elected to replace them.  But this year is refreshingly different. Here are some good challengers winning open seats.  [Note: Finegold was terrible; the others were pretty good.]

Marc Lombardo (R) -- seat held by Bill Greene (D-Billerica)

Sheila Harrington (R) -- Seat held by Bob Hargraves (R-Groton)

Paul Adams (R) - House seat held by Barry Finegold (D-Andover)

Matthew Beaton (R) -- seat held by Karyn Polito (R-Shrewsbury)

Angelo D'Emilia (R) -- seat held by David Flynn (D-Bridgewater)

Randy Hunt (R) -- Seat held by Jeffrey Perry (R-Sandwich)

Kimberly Ferguson (R) -- seat held by Lew Evangelidis (R-Holden)

Some high-profile races our side lost

There were a lot of really good challengers this year. We got to know a lot of them personally. We hope that those who lost don't give up, and come back and run again. Some of the high profile races which had been fairly well publicized, but which unfortunately were lost, are:

Sandi Martinez lost Sen. Susan Fargo (D-Lincoln)   [57%-43%]

Tom Keyes to Sen. Therese Murray (D-Plymouth)   [52%-48%]

Royal Switlzer lost to Rep Alice Peisch (D-Wellesley)   [61%-39%]

A few bad RINO Republicans voted in

Left-wing Republicans are generally worse than left-wing Democrats because they tend to act as fifth-columnists and nullify principled opposition on social issues. So they have to be watched closely. These two are both pro-gay "marriage."

Steven Howitt (R) beat Rep. Steven D'Amico (D-Seekonk)

Dan Winslow (R) beat Stanley Nacewicz (Wrentham - open seat)