Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Coakley answers 18 questions from Massachusetts citizens

GreylockNews.COM: Coakley answers 18 questions from Massachusetts citizens:
"15. PERSONAL WEALTH . Based on your own statements, as reported by questioner Martha Byington, of Boston, you have pegged your personal family wealth at somewhere between $1,000 and $250,000 . not including the substantial sums you have raised for political campaigns. Is that your total personal wealth? If so, that would make you one of the most middle-class of U.S. senators. Asked one questioner: .How can we expect her to represent us when she can't even manage her own finances and put money in the bank?. What do you see as the pros and cons of going to Washington as an inexperienced (in Washington) person of modest means as compared with at least two of your opponents. Does that make you vulnerable to special interests, or immune to them them? -- Inspired by questions from Martha Byington, Boston,Mass., and Steve Garfield, of Boston, Mass.


I have provided the Federal Election Commission with all the necessary financial paperwork needed as a candidate for the United States Senate. I have been a long-term public servant and have substantial equity in my home. My husband and I are financially secure."
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