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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:12 PM

MassGOP Calls On Markey To Cancel ‘Disgusting’ Fundraiser With Eliot Spitzer

TOM KLUDT 2:00 PM EST, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2013

The Republican Party of Massachusetts on Tuesday called on Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), a Democratic candidate in the state's special U.S. Senate election, to cancel a fundraiser scheduled for next month that will be co-hosted by former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D).

In a statement, Kirsten Hughes, chairman of MassGOP, said that it's "disgusting" that Markey would "rub elbows" with Spitzer, who resigned in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal.

“You are judged by the company you keep and it’s disgusting for Congressman Markey to rub elbows with a man best known for his solicitation of prostitutes,” said Kirsten Hughes, MassGOP Chairman.“Instead of lining his campaign coffers with donations from the disgraced Eliot Spitzer, Markey should immediately cancel the fundraiser and denounce Spitzer’s abhorrent and unacceptable behavior. Anything short of a public condemnation and cancellation would send the wrong message to women everywhere.”

The fundraiser is scheduled to be held March 13 at the Washington, D.C. home of Spitzer's sister, Emily.

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Reply MassGOP Calls On Markey To Cancel ‘Disgusting’ Fundraiser With Eliot Spitzer (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
denverbill Feb 2013 #1
riverbendviewgal Feb 2013 #2
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #6
11 Bravo Feb 2013 #11
msongs Feb 2013 #3
rurallib Feb 2013 #8
tarheelsunc Feb 2013 #10
Politicalboi Feb 2013 #4
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #5
sinkingfeeling Feb 2013 #7
madashelltoo Feb 2013 #9
Arkana Feb 2013 #12

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:15 PM

1. Yes, as soon as the GOP asks Senator David Vitter to resign.

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Response to denverbill (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:16 PM

2. Right on

THey must practice what they preach.

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Response to denverbill (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:20 PM

6. He was the first one I thought of

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Response to denverbill (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:36 PM

11. Game, set, and match! Until the Vitter Shitter Critter goes away, the GOP needs to ...

shut the fuck up about ANYTHING that involves prostitution!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:16 PM

3. invite former SC governor Sanford to the event....for balance :-) nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:29 PM

8. my first thought also. Sanford may be looking for love, Ms. Hughes.......

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:52 PM

10. They should invite the current SC governor as well for the sake of completeness. eom

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:20 PM

4. Has Kristen Hughes

Met Diaper Dave Vitter? Now that IS disgusting. Goo Goo Gaa Gaa.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:20 PM

5. You first Ms. Hughes...n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:27 PM

7. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:42 PM

9. Sorry for sounding like my grandchildren, but

How come the GOP gets to make morality calls on Dems all of the time? When they do something gross or ignorant or illegal the response is silence. How come? Huh? How come?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:57 PM

12. Fucking hilarious that the Mass GOP is calling anything Markey does "disgusting".

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