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ON TUESDAY, APRIL 13TH

SPECIAL ELECTION PRIMARY


VOTE IN THE DEMOCRATIC

(Union Bug)

Needham, MA 02492
36 Hillcrest Road
Paid for by the Committee to Elect Peter Smulowitz

Ex-Speaker DiMasi, 3 others


indicted on corruption charges
June 2, 2009

Guilty plea, no jail time expected for Finneran:


Ex-speaker would admit obstruction
January 6, 2007

Massachusetts House Speaker


Charles F. Flaherty charged
with felony tax fraud MARCH 27, 1996
Lida Harkins Does.
It’s right here in black and white. State Representative
Lida Harkins took $2,700 in campaign contributions
from three different convicted House Speakers.
And what’s worse, Harkins kept the
campaign money even after they were
forced to resign, indicted and convicted.
Check the facts.

Harkins took $900 in campaign cash


and services from disgraced former Speaker Thomas Finneran.
And accepted two contributions after he was forced to resign. (1)
Harkins kept the $400 she took from Speaker Sal DiMasi after
he was indicted for conspiracy to defraud the federal government,
extortion, and wire fraud. (2)
Harkins pocketed $1,400 in contributions from
Speaker-turned-lobbyist Charles Flaherty after he plead guilty
to federal income tax evasion. (3)
Finneran and DiMasi rewarded Harkins with leadership
posts and increased pay. Then when they were under a cloud of
corruption Harkins still defended them until they were forced to resign. (4)

(1) www.mass.gov/ocpf/ 2002, 2004 and 2008 campaign finance reports; (2) www.mass.gov/ocpf/ 2004 campaign finance report;
(3) www.mass.gov/ocpf/ 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 campaign finance reports; (4) Boston Globe 2/5/2003; Boston Globe 5/2/2008

LIDA HARKINS NOW CLAIMS SHE'S A REFORMER.


DOES THIS SOUND LIKE REFORM TO YOU?

THERE’S A BETTER CHOICE


Peter Smulowitz for State Senate.
Standing Up For Our Values.
Putting Our Concerns First.
✔ Pass the toughest ethics reform for
politicians and state government.
✔ Keep special interests out of the health care
reform debate.
✔ Marriage rights for same-sex couples.
✔ 100% pro-choice, 100% of the time.
✔ Strengthen schools and reduce class sizes
for more personal attention.

VOTE IN THE DEMOCRATIC SPECIAL ELECTION


PRIMARY ON TUESDAY, APRIL 13TH