Mike Rush is legislative matters liaison for Mayor Tom Menino

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3 vie to replace Walsh in Senate: Seat is open for 1st time in 18 years
By Robert Preer | July 22, 2010

A pair of outsiders and a Beacon Hill veteran are competing this year for the Suffolk and Norfolk state Senate seat, which Democrat Marian Walsh of West Roxbury has held for the past 18 years. (more).

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And you must be UHub's

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And you must be UHub's liaison for inscrutable posts.

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Remember when Rush voted against

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giving Gov Patrick the authority to appoint Paul Kirk Jr. interim Senator during the health care debate in Congress? Kirk's vote was necessary to overcome the Senate Republican filibuster that caused the bill to require 60 votes instead of 51 - majority rule - to pass the US Senate. For more, see "Rep. Mike Rush stands out in West Roxbury". The MA house vote was 95-59. The 59 votes against included Mike Rush and 16 GOP representatives.

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That vote wouldn't have been

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That vote wouldn't have been necessary if those same legislators hadn't voted 4 years earlier to take the appointment power away from the Governor. Most of those legislators changed their tune when it became politically expedient. Mike Rush should be commended for not playing politics and sticking to how he voted previously. Instead, you would have preferred he be another petty partisan.

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the vote four years ago

was petty partisan, the vote last year was to restore normal order; to provide MA residents full representation in the US Senate for the duration of an abbreviated campaign for a Kennedy-replacement. Rush's tit-for-tat "no" vote for petty becuase seriously, what basis is there to advocate for a 99 member US Senate?

Rush also knew that without this authority, Democrats in the US Senate would have 59 votes only, insufficient to overcome a Republican filibuster, whereby 40 senators block a bill by blocking an up or down vote aka majority rule. My question is this: Is Rush a DINO?

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thanks

I was asking Michael P though.

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Legislative Matters Liasion?

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Sounds like a critical, essential position to me. And since Marie St. Fleur is already busy as Menino's "new chief of advocacy and strategic investment" it only makes sense that the nation-wide search would settle on Mike Rush.

Gee, why would such an important announcement be made on a Friday in late July?

Nothing to see here, folks. Move along, move along.

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Rush is, always has been, and always will be a putz

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Big surprise that he's shortsighted, petty, and unethical. He's always been that way, and he'll continue to smile and "put a good face on it" for the public whilst privately clawing his way to the "top".

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He has?

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You must know him real well then? Privately clawing his way to the top? Please. This blog is a joke. Rush wins in a landslide because he has served his district well and the people of WR, who are the most knowledgable in the city re-elect him. End of story.

Perhaps to solve all of our problems anon you should put your name on a ballot since you are a true class act.

Yeah right.

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Endorsement

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Is the mayor aware of this attempt to use the picture as an endorsement by Mayor Menino? Let's not be naive that's exactly what it is meant to do. The Mayor has not endorsed any candidate and such use of pictures to appear as an endorsement is exactly why Kelly Timilty paid a heavy fine. Such a posting is irresponsible without an official word.

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