For the second time this month, would-be Register of Deeds Doug Bennett has pissed off an elected official, this time state Rep. Dan Cullinane (D-Dorchester).
Cullinane posted photos yesterday that appear to show the perennial candidate tearing down a Cullinane sign and then standing on it as he puts up one of his large hand-made signs on a Gallivan Boulevard resident's fence.
Cullinane said the resident gave Bennett the OK to put up one of his signs - but not at the expense of Cullinane's:
I have made multiple attempts to reach out to Mr. Bennett today to kindly ask that he simply return the sign to where it was removed - not because we don't have more, we do, - not because they are expensive, which they are, - but because it is the just the right thing to do. I gave him the day to respond and to do the right thing and I gladly would have let it go. He chose not to respond.
Too late now. Keep the sign. We've moved on to now work even harder to make sure we win re-election! And of course thanks to my mom and dad for putting the signs back this afternoon!
Earlier this month, Chelsea City Councilor Matt Frank and Bennett exchanged pleasantries over Bennett signs in Chelsea - which Frank said were popping up on signs whose owners hadn't agreed to them. Bennett responded by threatening to run a Hispanic candidate against Frank.