Saturday, January 5, 2013
Former Congressman Barney Frank told the "Morning Joe" Show on MSNBC he is interested in being the interim senator.
Senator Barney Frank? One day after watching Joseph Kennedy III take over his former Congressional seat, Frank told the "Morning Joe" show on MSNBC he wants to be the interim senator if John Kerry is confirmed as Secretary of State. “A month ago, or a few weeks ago, I said I wasn’t interested,” said Frank Friday morning on the show. “It was kind of like you’re about to graduate, and they said: ‘You gotta go to summer school.’ But [the fiscal cliff deal] now means that February, March and April are going to be among the most important months in American financial history.” Frank said Friday he told Gov. Deval Patrick he wanted to be the interim senator. He wouldn't be a candidate in the special election, according to Politico. Former …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Congressman Stephen Lynch is deciding on whether to run for John Kerry's Senate set.
Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch said he is definitely considering running for John Kerry's senate seat. Lynch was on the Joe Ligotti Show on WTKK Radio Saturday afternoon and said he would be honored to be a Senator. Kerry has been nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state and is expected to be confirmed. Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to appoint an interim Senator until a special election can be held. The Boston Herald is reporting Barney Frank is the leading candidate for the interim position. Frank didn't seek reelection to Congress after redistricting was finalized. Instead, he announced his retirement. Patrick has said he isn't interested in the position. Massachusetts Attorney …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of August 5, 2012.
2,800-Mile Takeout Run: Mississippi Man Returns Home with 250 Pizzas from Stoughton's Town Spa Most people have a favorite pizza place. For David Schuler his is Town Spa in Stoughton, about 1,400 miles away from his Madison, Mississippi home. But that doesn't prevent Schuler, a Stoughton native, from enjoying a slice (or more) of his favorite hometown pizza. Schuler made headlines last August when he drove from his home in Madison, Miss. (north of Jackson, Miss.) to Town Spa and back again to pick up an order of 150 pizzas. He upped the ante this year by placing an order of 250 pizzas. After enjoying lunch at the Stoughton restaurant August 11, he packed up his car with six coolers full of pizza and began his journey back home to …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
In the early going, who do you support in the Fourth Congressional District race?
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Since long-time congressman Barney Frank (D-Newton) announced late last year that he would not run for re-election in the Fourth Congressional District, candidates from both political parties have stepped forward to run for the seat. Most recently, Rachel Brown (D-North Quincy) has thrown her hat into the rink. The Democrat challenged Frank in the primaries during Frank's last run in 2010. Sean Bielat (R-Norfolk) is also giving it another run after he gave Frank a run for his money two years ago. Now a Norfolk resident, he looks to be the early front-runner on the Republican side. Bielat, however, is trailing Joseph Kennedy III (D-Brookline), according to a recent UMass-Lowell/Boston Herald poll. The son of Joseph Kennedy II and grandson …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Kennedy hopes to create his own identity on the campaign trail.
After officially announcing on his webpage Thursday morning that he would run for United States Congress in District 4, Joe Kennedy III toured the area, making stops in Newton, Milford, and Attleboro on his way to Taunton and Westport. Support wasn't hard to come by for the newcomer in the race, who already owns a two to one lead over possible Republican candidate Sean Bielat, according to a recent Boston Herald-UMass poll released last week. "The support has been overwhelming," he said outside of Morin's Hometown Bar and Grille in Attleboro Thursday afternoon. "I’m greatful for it. I’m humbled by it." Kennedy (D-Brookline) was met with dozens of supporters outside of the local restaurant, and a few unsuspecting restaurant-goers inside. …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Rachel Brown announced her candidacy on Friday, Feb. 10.
North Quincy Democrat and former Barney Frank challenger Rachel Brown announced late last week she plans to run again for the Fourth Congressional District seat. Brown, 30, announced her candidacy on Feb. 10 and is part of the national slate of candidates for Lyndon Larouche's Political Action Committee (LaRouche PAC). In a press release issued by her campaign, Brown not only challenges Republicans, but also fellow Democrats, saying the country faces "abominable unemployment, dire budget problems, an imminent threat of war, and a clinically insane president." When Brown faced Frank in the 2010 Democratic primary, she received more than 10,000 votes in the district, or roughly 20 percent of the total votes cast. Along with Brown, …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Kennedy was favored two to one over Republican Sean Bielat in a UMass Lowell-Boston Herald Poll.
Although Joseph Kennedy III has not officially announced his candidacy, a UMass Lowell-Boston Herald Poll shows the young politician is an early favorite in the race for the Fourth Congressional District seat, which now includes Wrentham. According to a press release issued Thursday night, Kennedy leads two to one — 60 percent to 28 percent — over Republican Sean Bielat. As the poll points out, Kennedy's early lead could, in part, come from his name — roughly three out of four voters in the district said they viewed the Kennedy family "favorably" overall. Twenty-eight percent of those who took the poll said they are more likely to vote for him because of his name. Comparatively, 15 percent of those voters said the Kennedy name makes them …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sean Bielat will run as a Republican in the 4th Congressional District.
After losing the Fourth Congressional District by 11 percentage points to Democrat Barney Frank in the 2010 election, Republican Sean Bielat thinks a second try in 2012 will pay off. "We started something in 2010 and we are going to finish it in 2012," Bielat told a packed room at the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum Tuesday night. The Norfolk resident will face a different opponent this time around. Frank announced in November that he would not seek re-election after 16 terms in the House of Representatives. His final re-election bid against Bielat was his closest since 1982. Frank acknowledged that redistricting played into his reason not to run. For Bielat, the loss of New Bedford and the addition of more conservative towns like …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The local Democrat recently dropped out of the U.S. Senate race to run for the seat currently held by Barney Frank.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
For more information on Robinson's decision to run for Congress, check out this earlier Patch article here. The following is a press release issued by the Herb Robinson campaign: The Herb Robinson Campaign is pleased to announce that Herb Robinson is withdrawing from the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race and entering the race for the U.S. House of Representatives in [the] Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District. Herb is an ordinary American running for Congress because four years ago he got fed up with Congress and decided to try and fix it. Herb is not a career politician, he is an engineer with more than 30 years experience solving problems in private industry. Herb's first priority is fixing the economy: The best way to do that is …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Brookline local and Boston University Law professor announced his candidacy for the 4th Congressional Seat.
With Barney Frank's impending retirement, competition is beginning for his seat, and a BU Law professor and civic activist from Brookline is among those throwing their hat into the race: Julius "Jules" Levine. Levine issued a press release earlier today, announcing his intent to run for the Democratic nomination. The release included a number of statements from people like Barney Frank himself and members of the Occupy Boston movement. In the release, he also vows "to protect Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare so that income inequality does not crush the most vulnerable among us." Easton's congressional district shifted to District 4 when new maps were introduced this fall. Herb Robinson of Newton is currently in the race, and …