Submitted by Marty Lamb
I am writing in response to your article regarding incumbent for senior votes.
Rep. Dykema takes a swipe at me in the article. I’m disappointed that she would involve me in any way. The complaint was filed by the Massachusetts Republican Party and she needs to answer for the violation of campaign finance law. I have obeyed all the laws.
I am extremely disappointed she is trying to mislead your readers and the voters. I proposed a Clean Campaign Pledge last spring. She refused to sign it.
All of my press releases, campaign literature and statements have been on the issues. I disagree with her voting record. For example, I think it is wrong to force home daycare centers into a state union or to raise taxes by $1 billion during a recession. My last press releases were on small business reforms and holding weekly office hours.
I am the one saddened by her disappointing remarks attempting to blame others or to suggest that anyone is against seniors. I think people have had enough of political spin. I remain committed to abiding by all the rules and I hope that she will apologize for her remarks.