Good to see this promotion of Jeff Perry in Human Events. Unlike Scott Brown, Perry is PRO-LIFE and was one of only two State Reps to vote against Romney’s socialized health care reform in Massachusetts. Plus, he favors term limits!
by John Gizzi
MASSACHUSETTS’ 10TH U.S. HOUSE DISTRICT
Perry vs. Keating
Issues, issues, and more issues. That’s all State Rep. Jeff Perry really wants to discuss. Whether it is his support for the right to keep and bear arms, his pro-life stance or his desire to repeal the Democrats’ healthcare measure enacted by Congress earlier this year, the Republican nominee for Congress has an opinion and detailed facts to back it up. And Perry believes, with all his heart, that the terms “conservative” and “Republican” should be basically the same.
So what makes him so special among scores of Republicans running for the House of Representatives this year? That’s an easy question to answer: Jeff Perry is from Massachusetts. In a state where liberal Republicans such as Sen. (1966-78) Ed Brooke and former Gov. (1990-96) William Weld are the norm and conservative GOPers rare, attorney and former policeman Perry is proof that times are changing. It has been said that Republican Sen. Scott Brown, whose capture of Ted Kennedy’s seat made international headlines in January, has taken positions that Brooke, Weld et al. would never have thought of adopting.
If Brown is the first step in a sea change in Bay State politics, then Perry is the next step. Backed by Brown’s on line and field strategists State Rep. Perry handily won the Republican nomination for Congress in the 10th District (Cape Cod) over
… the Democratic nominee is Norfolk County District Attorney William Keating. As Perry observed, “He is the opposite of me on issues from gun control to healthcare, and, most important of all, he will vote to make Nancy Pelosi speaker again. I won’t.”
There is one other significant difference between the contenders in the 10th District. As a state legislator and now as a candidate for Congress, Perry has been a champion of term limits. In his words, “I said I would serve no more than four or five terms as a legislator and kept my promise. I will do the same in Congress. That’s what members did for many years—went back to their homes and worked in the private sector. That’s how it should be.”
Jeff Perry for Congress, P.O. Box 1435, Sandwich, Mass. 02563.