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Democrat Medford City Councilor Throws Support to Scott Brown

Scott Brown: Elizabeth Warren a "jobs destroyer."

A self-described lifelong Democrat, Medford City Councilor Rick Caraviello announced his support for the re-election of Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown Monday.

Brown and Caraviello spent Monday morning touring businesses and shaking hands with passersby in West Medford and Medford Square. Caraviello, owner and founder of R.C. Limo Service, said he's supporting Brown because he is tired of federal regulations and taxes on small businesses.

"It makes it hard for us to do business," Caraviello said inside Magnificent Muffin and Bagel Shoppe Monday morning.

Although Caraviello is a registered Democrat, he isn't exactly dyed blue. He said has voted for Republicans in the past, and his political ideology has an Independent ring to it.

"I vote for the person, not the party," he said.

Still, it's support Brown will gladly take.

"We'll take his vote. A very influential, hard working, longtime resident, city councilor, Democrat - we'll take that," Brown said during a stop at West Medford Auto and Hardware Supply. "I don't care if he's a Democrat or an Independent, bottom line is, I'm out here fighting for jobs and the economy, working to protect the middle class."

Brown also took the opportunity to draw a line between himself and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard Law professor and Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

"There are two different philosophies between Professor Warren and me," Brown said. "She's a jobs destroyer. She wants to raise your taxes, more regulations, more money out of your pocket books and wallets and into the federal government's."

Richie M July 20, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Hey comrade "Jeff C", I'm about to leave work and enjoy the weekend that YOU brought me. I think I'll indulge in a little "invidious consumption" in your honor. Hasta la Victoria Siempre!
Mike Silvia July 21, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Thank you, Rick for finally letting us know where you stand. My partner and I will NOT be voting for you in 2013.
Paolo47 July 22, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Rick, sounds like you used the D next to your name to get elected only. You have lost a lot of votes for supporting Scotty Boy. We can see through him and now we can see through you.
ron brown August 21, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Grow up all you Caraviello bashers.......The man he showed around our city is a "UNITED STATES SENATOR" and a member since 1979 of our "UNITED STATES ARMY NATIONAL GUARD"...Colonel at that. Every politician in the city regardless of his/her political party should have extended greetings to the Senator, when he came to visit, its a matter of respect, something this country is lacking more and more and thats why we are in the shape we are ........Liberals are destroying this country................. Hooray for Caraviello, at least he speaks the truth and doesn't hide his real thoughts..............keep going Rick
Phil September 03, 2012 at 04:36 PM
I agree

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