Whether in Boston or Washington:
Cape Cod needs help from the other side of the bridges.
Senate President Terese Murray and District Attorney William Keating can better represent us in the larger forums of government than even our own.
State Senator Terry Murray (D-Plymouth) has been an effective advocate for not only the Cape Cod part of her district, but for Cape Cod as a whole.
Whether for Bourne, Sandwich, or Barnstable, she can always be counted on to deliver. But on the issues that affect all Cape Codders, from health care to small business.
Terry Murray has been in a unique position as President of the State Senate to address our issues. It's an advantage that comes around only once in a lifetime. We mean, how often does a Cape Legislator reach the position of Senate President or House Speaker?
How often does a Cape Legislator reach the position of President of the State Senate?
Voters in their own vested interest would be very wise to not throw that huge advantage away.
Despite some obvious shortcomings in local aid and Chapter 70 formulas, the Cape delegation has an ally in the Senate President when it comes to legislation that is important to all Cape Codders.
Terry Murray will have a new challenge reorganizing the Senate majority next year, with at least 10 new Senators entering the Chamber, including one from the Cape and Islands. Let's keep the advantage Cape Cod currently enjoys in the State House.
We choose practical politics over ideology.
Tradition of Liberalism
Cape Cod has been well served over the last two decades by Congressmen who have come from New Bedford and Quincy. The two population centers of the 10th District will always sway the vote, but it is up to the elected representative to weigh the interests of both ends. The Cape has done well so far, and will continue to gain with Bill Keating.
Whether it be commercial fishing, Gerry Studds' hallmark issue, or the environment, Bill Delahunt's, Bill Keating is more than capable of stepping into this role with his own brand of leadership for what will certainly be his trademark, bringing social justice to more people in the district through jobs and health care.
Keating's extensive experience in the Halls of Power (State Rep. and Senator) and the Halls of Justice (as a& District Attorney) have tempered him into a strong lever for change in the system.
He will follow our traditions on the social issues that matter most to all of us.
Whether he serves in the majority in Congress or not, he will be an effective advocate for the citizens of this district, and follow our traditions on the social issues that matter most to all of us. From Quincy all the way to Provincetown.
Sometimes Cape Cod needs help from the other side of the bridge to span the gap between us and the rest of the Commonwealth and country.