"Our democracy and electoral system face very real 21st century threats and challenges, and I will be a Secretary of State the people can count on to protect the integrity of the process,"
BOSTON - The reviews are in on last night's Democratic debate for Secretary of State, and the reaction is not pretty. The debate was called "ugly" and "rancorous," and the candidates "unpleasant." Fortunately for Massachusetts voters, security expert Anthony Amore will be on the November ballot and offers a professional, serious alternative.
"Our democracy and electoral system face very real 21st century threats and challenges, and I will be a Secretary of State the people can count on to protect the integrity of the process. My Democratic opponents acted beneath the dignity of the office and failed to display the sense of seriousness and purpose we need in the next Secretary of State. I am the only candidate in this race with the professional experience and principles to protect our democracy from those who would undermine our elections and weaken our Commonwealth and nation," said Amore.
"Two unpleasant candidates. It's a pity they can't both lose." (Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby on Twitter.)
"Getting ugly fast ... The Prince of Darkness and Prince of Progressives went at it last night ..." (Massterlist.com)
"...[A] rancorous battle between the longtime incumbent and upstart candidates." (The Boston Globe)
"There was no love lost ... in a tense half-hour television debate on Tuesday evening, trading verbal punches and innuendo as the two battle in a Democratic turf war ..." (State House News Service)