There will be one less Norfolk resident in the race in the Massachusetts special Senate election to replace Secretary of State John Kerry.
Republican Sean Bielat said Wednesday, while he thought he could run a strong campaign, that the timing wasn't right for running this time, according to an Associated Press report.
Previously, he had run twice for Congress against Barney Frank and Joe Kennedy III, who he lost to in November. Norfolk state representative Dan Winslow is a candidate for the Republican nomination as is Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez. Former US Attorney Michael Sullivan is considering running.
Bielat sought donations to run this weekend and filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.