Dee Beaubien Asks for Vote to Continue Husband “Mark’s Legacy”

Dee Beaubien has used her own campaign fund to send a piece that basically makes the pitch that she should be elected to continue her husband’s legacy.

Beaubien, of course, is running against Republican David McSweeney as an Independent.

Here’s the address side.

The back and the address sides have the same message.

“Side-by-Side” is on the back of the mailing.

Inside are photos of State Rep. Mark Beaubien growing up, plus a letter from his now-candidate wife:

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Dee Beaubien Asks for Vote to Continue Husband “Mark’s Legacy” — 27 Comments

  1. the only thing she has is madigan so now she wants to use her husband instead of promoting herself as madigan backer. Why continue the independent story? Say it like it is , a madigan democrat.

  2. Possibly unhinged over the loss, equating the seat to her spouse?

    I really don’t think he would approve.

  3. How droll. How despicable & disrespectful.

    Halloween hit the mailboxes of the 52nd district early, & the trick is not only this product of plastic surgery playing the heartstrings, she is disguised as a black widow playing them for fools with her claim of independence, attempting to ride her husband’s honorable name by sucking the last bit of his legacy.

    Beaubien need only look at the reflection in the mirror to see the extremist undermining her husband’s legacy.

    He’s spinning in his grave.

    Sad & pathetic what you’ve done to your husband’s once good name.

  4. I didn’t know Mark, and I don’t know Dee.

    This move disappoints me – voters today are looking for strengths, not for someone to fill somebody else’s shoes.

    She was better before she played that card.

    Dee ought to snatch that card back off the table before it’s too late.

    Politics is not a “nice” game.

    She is going to have to get in the mud and slug it out, if she is going to beat her opponent.

  5. This is VERY revealing.

    For 20 years, Conservatives have been arguing that MARK Beaubien was nothing but a liberal in Republican clothing.

    The Republican “Leadership” assured us all that this was not the case and that those who even questioned Mark’s loyalty to the Republican Party were acused of aweful things.

    Clearly, Dee proves in this campaign literature that the Beaubiens are nothing but Left Wing LOONS.

    Sad.

  6. Mrs. Beaubien,

    Respectfully, a simple sentence would have been enough.

    Please drop out of the race.

    Based on what so many of us have read about your opinions and your financial backing, you are definitely not a Republican and far from being Independent.

  7. So…just to be clear, McSweeney sending out a letter from his wife talking about her breast cancer?

    Perfectly acceptable.

    Dee Beaubien sending a mailer about how her husband’s legacy is if part of why she is running?

    Not acceptable, “disappointing”, “droll,” “disrespectful,” “ghoulish,” etc.

    Got it.

    I thought it was a very good piece- it tells Dee’s story in a thoughtful and compelling way, and makes the perfectly legitimate connection between her and her husband.

    And it was a piece that wasn’t meant to persuade the right-wing folks on this blog.

    So pretty sure she’s to too worried about the handful of commenters on this blog constantly attacking her.

    Oh, and I did know Mark.

    Not that well, but I knew him and knew what he was like in Springfield.

    And I am very convinced that he would be appalled that someone like Dave McSweeney would be represetnting his district.

  8. I like it.

    It reminds the people of the 52nd of the great things Mark accomplished for all people of the district and the potential threat of the far right to destroy them.

  9. Dave,

    Mark wanted Gaffney to replace him.

    Dee unfortunately threw him under the bus when he said he would not be the extremist pro-death legislator like she wanted him to be.

    She did not “decide to run” after the primary.

    She hired a political consultant in October of 2011.

    She did not vote in the primary so as to preserve the ability to run as an independent.

    She has been very calculating.

  10. @Stratton’s Ghost – I’m not really sure how much of that is relevant to this conversation, but I’ll respond anyway.

    Mark wanted Kent to replace him for two reasons:

    1 – they were good friends

    2 – they were alike – smart, reasonable, fiscal conservatives and social liberals that had the ability to work across the aisle.

    But Kent (and, more accurately, HRO) did not run a campaign that said he was a “fiscal conservatives and social liberal that had the ability to work across the aisle.”

    Instead HRO ran a really, really lousy campaign, and at some point Dee realized that Kent

    a) wasn’t going to win, and

    b) wasn’t going to be the type of legislator that the Beaubiens thought he would be.

    But even more to the point… Kent lost.

    Mark wanted Kent.

    Not a right-wing extremist.

    And, again, I am very convinced that Mark would want Dee running against McSweeney.

    Dee is FAR closer to what Mark was a legislator than McSweeney will ever be.

  11. Oh Dave, you left out a lot of points on the history, but you left enough in to show that Dee Beaubien’s piece lies to the voters.

    The only part you didn’t try to spin away is the fact Mark would never approve her getting into bed politically with the snakes and vipers of Mike Madigan’s Democratic party under the guise of being an “independent”.

    Well, the black widow is mixed up with other poisonous creatures of the Democratic ilk.

  12. ** you left enough in to show that Dee Beaubien’s piece lies to the voters.**

    Huh? What exactly was a lie?

  13. Michael Madigan wouldn’t have offered and Mark Beaubien wouldn’t have accepted campaign contributions from Madigan and his supporters.

  14. **Mark Beaubien wouldn’t have accepted campaign contributions from Madigan and his supporters.**

    Well… I know for a fact that SEIU gave Mark Beaubien money in the past.

    So in other words, Mark, you are blatantly wrong.

  15. @Dave,

    The point of my post that you have not refuted, is she started planning before October 1, 2011 to run for State Rep.

    So all this nonsense that she only decided to run after McSweeney got elected is just that, nonsense.

    I believe her husband would have liked for her to actually try to get Gaffney elected and not treat him like road kill on the side of the road.

  16. Sigh… even if she did hire a consultant in Oct, 11, that doesn’t refute anything that she said in the above letter.

    Something tells me you weren’t a Gaffney supporter, so why do you care that Dee, at some point, decided that Gaffney wasn’t going to win?

  17. Actually I was a Gaffney supporter.

    Her whole premis as to why she got into the race is a lie.

    Does this letter reflect what she thinks and believes?

    Sure.

    She couldn’t tell people she stabbed her husbands friend in the back because he wasn’t 100% pro-death like her.

  18. ** Does this letter reflect what she thinks and believes? Sure.**

    So you admit that she didn’t lie in here at all, despite you saying earlier that “Dee Beaubien’s piece lies to the voters.” Got it.

    **Actually I was a Gaffney supporter.**

    Well… as a Gaffney supporter, you should know that McSweeney blatantly lied in his attacks on Gaffney.

    Which, one would think, give you a lot of pause about believing what McSweeney is saying about Beaubien. I’ll give you a hint – McSweeney is doing the same thing to Dee that he did to Kent.

    ** she stabbed her husbands friend in the back because he wasn’t 100% pro-death like her.**

    Kent is pro-choice.

    But he refused to campaign on it.

    That was Kent’s (or HRO’s) fault, not Dee’s.

    If Kent would have run a campaign based on who he actually was, instead of trying to run to the right of McSweeney, we probably wouldn’t be having this conversation.

  19. Dave,

    I am going to type slowly so you can understand.

    Beaubien lied in the letter when she said she ran because of McSweeneys extreme views.

    She can believe the things she wrote and still lie.

    One does not preclude the other.

    She ran because her husbands good friend did not proclaim his obedience to the false god Terry Cosgrove of Personal PAC who she herself worships.

    So I am still waiting for your reply, several posts later, regarding her advance planning for this run starting before Oct. 1, 2011.

  20. **Beaubien lied in the letter when she said she ran because of McSweeneys extreme views.**

    Wrong.

    Have you spoken to Dee?

    Do you know Dee? If you know her at all, and if you have talked to her at all, you would know that McSweeney’s extreme views are EXACTLY why she decided to run.

    Let me ask you this – do you think that she would have run if Kent won the primary?

    **So I am still waiting for your reply, several posts later, regarding her advance planning for this run starting before Oct. 1, 2011.**

    I have no idea what she did what the consultant.

    I do know that Donna Kurtz reimbursed the campaign for media training a few weeks later.

    Maybe it was related?

    But just because she may have started to explore her options does not mean that she decided to run in October, and it does not mean that she did not decide to run because of McSweeney’s extreme views.

    You are taking one fact and making it be something completely different.

  21. This is the sum and substance of Dee’s platform,
    from her website:
    –work for job creation
    –cut lawmakers’ pay
    –demand fiscal responsibility
    –prevent unfair property tax increases

    from the letter reproduced above:
    –help people one-on-one
    –block lobbyists from buying gifts
    –bring property tax relief
    –make the hard choices to balance our budget

    Aside, perhaps, from her dreamy promise of “green jobs”, with which of the above items does McSweeney disagree so sharply that she would call him an extremist?

  22. I would suggest her mailings and who is supporting her add some substance to what’s on the web site.

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