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Bay State’s skewed priorities

To me, Election Day in Massachusetts can be best summed up by the results of two races.

In one race was an incumbent US senator who is a bipartisan, centrist, decent, law-abiding, hard-working family man. He was ousted from office by a comfortable margin.

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In the other race was a historically partisan incumbent US representative whose wife was sent to prison for involvement in a multimillion-dollar gambling operation, whose one brother-in-law was convicted of federal crimes, whose other is a fugitive from federal law, and who claims he knew nothing of the family business despite several trips to the gambling operation’s headquarters in Antigua. He was reelected.

Oh, and the former was a Republican and the latter was a Democrat.

Kind of sums up what really matters to most of the electorate in our state, doesn’t it?

Daniel Ostertag

Tewksbury

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