A Democratic candidate in the race for the 7th Plymouth District State Represenative seat has been named in a complaint filed with the State Ethics Commission by Mass Fiscal Alliance, a conservative economic watchdog group.
In a letter sent to the State Ethics Commission, the group questions what they say are false and misleading statements made by Democrat Bob Toomey of Abington on his Statement of Financial Interests form for calendar year 2011–specifically on the income field for his job as a substitute teacher in Abington, according to Mass Fiscal Alliance Executive Director Paul Craney.
WATD’s Steven Dodrill has the story.
We asked Craney if the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance has any ties to Toomey’s opponent, Republican Geoff Diehl of Whitman, the incumbent in the 7th Plymouth District.
“No. But we don’t hide the fact that we are a conservative economic group”, said Craney. “Essentially, we fight for a tax policy that will allow our state to be more sustainable. So, there are going to people in the State House that are drawn to that policy, and that vision, and others that may not be.”
Craney says there is no coordination between any campaigns, and they do not endorse candidates.
“We just essentially look at the public records and go through it very closely, and we find discrepancies and we raise it,” said Craney.
Toomey and Diehl are scheduled to take part in a forum on WATD on Thursday night beginning at 7pm.