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Race to Watch: Meas v. Tsongas in Massachusetts.

12:00 AM, Aug 6, 2010 • By CHARLES C. JOHNSON
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He needs more than Cambodian-Americans if he hopes to win, but sure enough, he has been receiving strong support across the district. Lowell mayor Mike Sullivan tells NPR that Meas is one of the most electable Republicans statewide, while Frank McNamara, former U.S. attorney, has signed up as his campaign finance chairman, hoping to infuse the grassroots campaign with much needed cash.

Key to winning support of the blue collar, jobs-depressed district is Meas’s stand on illegal immigration. He strongly supports Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who he tells me understands that “we are a sovereign nation of laws,” without which, “we’d have anarchy.”

Anarchy – and worse – is something Meas also knows well. And it’s something he hopes to prevent.

Charles C. Johnson, a native of Milton, Massachusetts, is a  Claremont Review of Books fellow in California.

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