I am Steve Kelly and I want to publicly apologize for a recent round of election postcards mailed in my behalf—they depict Tim Hodge greedily holding money, and they disrespect his profession, as well. This type of material does not represent who I am or the type of campaign I intend to run. By law, I have no authority to coordinate, review, or approve such material sent from outside groups on my behalf, and neither does Tim. The first time I see this material is when it shows up in my mailbox.

I have expressed my displeasure with anyone who I believe may have been involved with such material.  I would rather lose the election than to lose my good name.

— Steve Kelly, Newton