Friday, June 13, 2008

Teamsters attack Basile

State Rep. Carlo Basile is one of four Massachusetts House members targeted for replacement by Teamsters Local 25 because each voted against bringing casino gambling to the state.

The East Boston legislator, who won his seat in a special election last fall, joins three other Democrats -- Mark Falzone (Saugus), Paul Donato (Medford), and Jeffrey Sanchez (Mission Hill) -- on the union's list of state reps who they want replaced. All House seats are up for reelection in November.

It's unclear why the four are being selected for retribution out of the 108 legislators who voted against the proposal, which died at the hands of House Speaker Sal DiMasi despite the support of Gov. Deval Patrick.

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