Ira Stoll on Hypocritical Class Warfare in the Massachusetts Senate Race


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In advance of Tuesday's special election for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts, the commonwealth has been carpeted with direct mail pieces depicting the Republican candidate as a "Wall Street insider" who "supports tax breaks for billionaires." What has not been reported until now, writes Ira Stoll, is that the negative mailings supporting the Democratic candidate were paid for by a political action committee funded by two New York billionaire hedge fund managers.