Quick Observations From Monday's Democratic Forum

  • Capuano was accused of being a hot head — he says he’s a very passionate person.
  • Pagliuca was asked if he's had to cut back on anything during the recession. He didn’t cite anything specific, but says he’s seen others go through it and has loaned money to people.
  • Capuano says he’s given renters a break on the rent in the apartments he owns in Somerville. One apartment is occupied by his sons and they pay market rent. He says he lives check to check like most people (he made $174,00 this year).
  • When Martha Coakley was asked why she hasn’t saved more, she said she’s never made a big salary (she made $133,644 this year) and they have lots of insurance and retirement from the state so she feels taken care of. They’ve put their money into their home.
  • Khazei wasn’t asked about his income.
  • At one point, Capuano was going after Pagluica over his representation of his position on universal health care, and then Khazei chimed in. Coakley was leaned back in her chair looking very relaxed as the three men went at each other.

This program aired on November 23, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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