Monday, January 18, 2010

MA GOP Senatorial candidate voted against assistance for 9/11 workers

Submitted by Jesse Russell on January 17, 2010 - 5:14pm

Tomorrow Massachusetts will go to the polls to choose a successor for the seat left empty when Senator Edward Kennedy passed away last year. Kennedy served as a Senator to the state for 46 years.

One of the candidates vying for the seat is Republican Scott Brown. Brown came under fire this weekend over a vote he cast in October of 2001 against a Massachusetts bill that would have provided financial assistance to Red Cross workers who volunteered to work at the Ground Zero site after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Brown was one of only three Massachusetts State Representatives to vote against the bill. Think caught up with Brown on Saturday to ask if he had any regrets about not voting for the bill. Brown said he didn’t:

Brown: “It was a time when our budget was down. We had a lot of cuts unfortunately, and we had to take care of our own priorities first.”

Even nearly a decade after the events of September 11 numerous volunteers and workers who assisted at the World Trade Center recovery site continue to experience respiratory issues and other health issues with many receiving little to no aid from the government.

Rightardia checked Intrade Predictive Markets today and it it predicting Brown will win.  Brown has a 63 per cent probability of winning. How did the Democrats let this one get away?

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