Follow-up to Dust-Up in the 17th Essex Rep Race

According to a follow-up story in today’s Eagle-Tribune, there may be more fall-out from the campaign filings and informational disclosures of Paul Adams who won the race to replace current Rep Barry Finegold – and State Senator-elect – in the 17th Essex District. Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh will call upon two state agencies – the State Office of Campaign and Political Finance and the State Ethics Commission – “to investigate the source of $50,000 that Paul Adams lent his campaign for the State House this year, following questions The Eagle-Tribune raised about whether the money was his own.”

Keith Eddings – the Eagle-Tribune reporter -who did the research for the original Paul Adams story printed last Sunday, noted the Mass Dems Party chair’s reaction to his article:

“The story raises serious questions that deserve clear and unambiguous answers,” state Democratic chairman John Walsh said in a press release calling for the investigations he issued yesterday. “At a minimum, it is a bumpy beginning for the representative-elect. Mr. Adams needs to immediately provide cancelled checks and bank statements documenting these questionable transactions.”

Read my original post on the E-T Sunday story here: http://www.richardhowe.com/2010/11/28/in-the-merrimack-valley-part-two-dust-up-in-andover-lawrence-tewksbury%e2%80%99s-17th-essex-rep-race/

Read today’s frull article here in the Eagle-Tribune/ BreakingNews: http://www.eagletribune.com/breakingnews/x1894464067/Mass-Democrats-seek-probe-into-contribitions-to-GOPs-Rep-Paul-Adams

2 Responses to Follow-up to Dust-Up in the 17th Essex Rep Race

  1. Brian Flaherty says:

    If John Walsh is so concerned about campaign finance violations, I look forward to reading his similar critiques of Barry Finegold’s many, many violations