Norfolk's Bielat Enters US Senate Race

After running twice for Congress, Sean Bielat is throwing his hat in the race for US Senate.


Norfolk now has two candidates running for US Senate. After losing two races for Congress, Norfolk's Sean Bleilat has opened up a federal campaign office to raise money to run for the US Senate, according to a report in the Boston Globe.

Bielat lost to Barney Frank by 10 points in 2010 and then lost to Joe Kennedy III in November by 25 points. A major in the Marine Corps Reserves, Bielat works as an independent consultant. 

State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) and former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez have already decided they will be running for the Republican nomination in the April 30 primary, while Congressmen Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Ed Markey (D-Malden) are battling it out in the Democratic race. 

A Cohasset resident, Gomez is a private equity investor and is running as a Washington outsider.

“I’m not a politician,” said Gomez in a statement in the Boston Herald. “I’m not saying governance or being senator is easy, nor am I saying I don’t have some things to learn. I am saying I am up to the task.”

Former US Attorney and Plymouth District Attorney Michael Sullivan and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr are also considering running, according to the Boston Globe. A Facebook page has been set up urging Sullivan to run.

BH February 15, 2013 at 02:50 PM
If he loses again his political career is done. Can't lose three elections to democrats in Massachusetts and have a leg to stand on unfortunately.
Trot Nixon February 15, 2013 at 09:50 PM
His political career was over last november. Zero name recognition out of bristol county. This is one of the main reasons why the Mass GOP can't get its act together...recycling the same candidates over and over again.
BH February 16, 2013 at 01:04 AM
Agreed, great name by the way.


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