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LETTER: 'He's For Us'

Monica Medeiros, a Melrosian and Republican State Committeewoman for the Middlesex & Essex District, urges readers to re-elect Senator Scott Brown.

[Editor's note: The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Monica Medeiros, a Melrosian, chairman of the Melrose Republican City Committee and former Republican State Committeewoman for the Middlesex & Essex District.]

TO THE EDITOR:

Two years ago, like many of you, I voted for Scott Brown. I voted for him because he was committed to representing us in Washington as an outsider and as one of us. He was not running to fulfill some family legacy, nor did he have the arrogance to believe the seat belonged to him simply because of his political party affiliation.

People laughed off his chances, but he kept getting into his truck and going from place to place meeting voters. He told us he would be an independent voice, that the seat he was running for was “the peoples’ seat,” and that if we voted for him, we would not be sorry.

Two years later, Scott Brown has lived up to his word. He went to Washington and shook things up. He passed the Stock Act prohibiting members of Congress, their staff and members of the executive branch from trading in securities in which they have insider information.

Scott Brown exercised his independence and did not always vote with his party. In fact, Bloomberg Government found him to be the second most bi-partisan senator.

He kept his promise, and I’m not sorry.

Tuesday, November 6th, I will be voting to send Scott Brown back to Washington to continue his job as an outsider representing us. Please join me in casting your vote for Scott Brown for US Senate.

Sincerely,

Monica Medeiros

3 Bay State Road

Monica Medeiros October 31, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Thanks for reading & commenting. Actually, I am a former Republican State Committeewoman. I did not seek re-election back in March of this year for that seat. I am currently the chairman of the Melrose Republican City Committee, but my letter represents solely my opinions and reasoning for supporting Scott Brown. Glad to see you fact checking with my website, but appropriately on Halloween, it is a bit of a ghost of the old campaign. I am sorry to say it hasn't been updated since 2010! I need to get on that! Best. - Monica
Monica Medeiros October 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Thanks Chris. We'll cut you some slack here. You actually ran an announcement last year of my decision not to seek another term on the Republican State Committee. :)
Monica Medeiros October 31, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Thanks Alan. I, for one, am glad Senator Brown took the initiative to do something about the insider trading even if it took 60 Minutes to bring the issue to the forefront. Sen. Brown and a few other lawmakers drafted similar bills, but Lieberman's ultimately passed. To me, this is proof he is able to work accross the aisle, something I am not so confident Elizabeth Warren will be able to do. But, as you say, on to Election Day. The voters will decide.
Alan Leo November 01, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Monica, thanks for the friendly reply. A great thing about Melrose is how neighbors can politely disagree and still work together for the common good. I trust that will continue beyond election day, whoever wins. And Dave, thanks for clarifying. When I saw your first comment, I thought, "Oh no! What did I say?"
Dave Gray November 01, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Sure thing, Alan. No worries - just another brain cramp on my part. And you echoed my point, which was to try to head off another mess like the debate string, which turned into something more closely resembling a string from Melrose Messages.

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