by MassDemActivist, Fri Mar 26, 2010 at 02:56:27 PM EDT
Beltway political pundits are pointing to Scott Brown's recent U.S. Senate victory in Massachusetts as a sign that Republicans nationwide should be excited about their prospects in November.
You know what would be a terrific rebuke to that false logic: a progressive Democrat winning the historically Republican state senate seat that Scott Brown gave up upon his election to the U.S. Senate. Turning the Scott Brown seat from dark red to bright, progressive blue would make a resounding statement with these political pundits and be a big victory for progressive change.
Dr. Peter Smulowitz is that progressive Democrat!
Dr. Smulowitz is a health care expert and progressive Democrat, very much in the proud, progressive tradition of Dr. Howard Dean. He will bring to Massachusetts government innovative ideas on reducing health care costs while focusing on primary and preventative care - ideas that can be duplicated in states across America. Dr. Smulowitz will fight for economic growth and job creation, particularly by easing the tax burden on small businesses and promoting investment in green industries. He will fight to make government more transparent and responsive to its citizens. And he will always fight for civil rights and privacy rights, including protecting marriage equality for same-sex couples and reproductive rights for women.
The primary in the special election to fill Brown's old state senate seat is in just a few weeks, on Tuesday, April 13. Dr. Smulowitz needs your help in the Democratic primary to make sure that a Howard Dean progressive can succeed the conservative Scott Brown. Dr. Smulowitz has a primary challenger, a hack in the state legislature who was formerly a member of the state House leadership under two consecutive House Speakers, Tom Finneran and Sal DiMasi, who both eventually became convicted felons and who both represent what is wrong with Massachusetts state government. This hack's ties to the convicted felon former Speakers make her completely unelectable in a general election.
On the other hand, Dr. Smulowitz can help champion progressive change by winning conservative Republican Scott Brown's old State Senate seat. But we need your help in the progressive blogosphere!
Please join our fight to help a progressive Democrat, rather than an establishment hack, win the primary and have the opportunity to turn the Scott Brown seat blue. Please make a contribution today via ActBlue!
The pundit class thinks that Senator Ted Kennedy's seat going to Scott Brown is a big, bad omen of what is to come for Democrats in November. Electing a Howard Dean Democrat, Dr. Peter Smulowitz, to succeed Scott Brown would turn that omen on its ear and send a poweful message of its own. Please join our fight!
On the web:
*Dr. Peter Smulowitz for State Senate campaign website
*Contribute to Dr. Smulowitz's campaign via ActBlue
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