Thursday, February 21, 2013
Nofolk state representative Dan Winslow and Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez are the only declared Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate.
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.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Bielat and Gomez say they’re in; Sullivan may also join the field.
It’s starting to shape up into quite a race, as the field of potential Republican candidates for U.S. Senate continues to grow. This week, two more Republicans threw their hats in the proverbial ring in the race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the appointment of John Kerry to Secretary of State - Norfolk’s Sean Bielat and Cohasset’s Gabriel Gomez. Candidates have just under two weeks to meet the Feb. 27 deadline to gather the 10,000 certified signatures needed to appear on the April 30 primary ballot. The special election is June 25. After losing two races for Congress, Bielat has opened up a federal campaign office to raise money for a Senate run, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Bielat lost to Barney Frank in 2010 and…
Friday, February 15, 2013
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 …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
This week Wrentham went to the polls to vote, a local family was on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and KP Athletic Director Steve Schairer expressed the need for a new turf field.
Wentham Election Results 2012 While many parts of the state favored Democratic candidates, Wrentham went against the trend and prefered the Republicans. The Presidental ticket of Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Senator Scott Brown, and Congressional candidate Sean Bielat all received a majority of the vote in Wrentham. For the ballot question, Wrentham voters in favor of Question 1, against Question 3 and for Question 3. Voters also gave their support to a non-binding question concerning voter ID. King Philip and Wrentham Public Schools Receive Security Grant from District Attorney The town of Wrentham is receiving a School Security grant from District Attorney Michael Morrissey. The grant consists of $2,000 to to be used to upgrade security …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Retiring Barney Frank will be succeeded by scion of Kennedy political dynasty.
Joe Kennedy III will be a new U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts. At around 9:30 p.m., the Associated Press called the race for 32-year old Kennedy, who lives in Brookline, as he was beating by a 2-1 margin Norfolk Republican Sean Bielat in the race to represent the redrawn Fourth Congressional District. Rep. Barney Frank, a media celebrity Tuesday night at Kennedy's celebration party at the Newton Marriott Hotel, is retiring after serving the Fourth District since 1981. Yes, the Kennedys are a famous political family, but Joe III especially follows family tradition with this particular win: his father, Joe Kennedy II, served as Congressman from Massachusetts (in the 8th Congressional District) from 1987-1999. And his great-uncle, who …
The GOP candidate for Congress voted at the Freeman-Kennedy School in Norfolk this morning along with his wife Hope.
For the first time in almost 30 years, the winner of tonight’s 4th Congressional Election will not be Barney Frank but rather a new member of Congress. With Frank retiring when his term ends in January, either Democrat Joe Kennedy or Republican Sean Bielat will succeed Frank as the district’s congressman. At a little after 10 a.m., Bielat, along with his wife, Hope, and two young children, Theo and Seraphina, stopped at the Freedman-Kennedy School in Norfolk to cast their ballots for the general election. For Bielat, this is his second attempt at running for Congress, losing to Frank in the 2010 election. “I think I made the right choices in the voting booth. Feel good about who we voted,” Bielat said about voting. The GOP candidate will …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Sean Slater of Franklin, MA recently submitted a letter to the editor concerning Joe Kennedy III
Friday, October 26, 2012
The following was submitted to us by Sean Slater of Franklin, MA. If you have a letter you would like to see posted, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Joe Kennedy III, a 31 year old with no qualifications and very little experience in business or politics is a candidate for the 4th Congressional District. Sean Bielat, a Marine reserves officer and small business CEO with a proven track record of success and personal integrity is also running for this seat. Sean’s resume, charisma and economy – driven positions on fiscal responsibility would make him a heavy favorite in most congressional races across the country. That being said, we are in Massachusetts, where there is a belief, however illogical, that a candidate’s name …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The 15-minute debate aired on Fox25 Morning News earlier Wednesday.
Although they had just a few minutes to make their case, Fourth Congressional District candidates Joe Kennedy III and Sean Bielat touted their experience and ideas in a Fox25 debate earlier Wednesday morning. The live debate, which was moderated by Fox25 news host Gene Levanchy, lasted less than 15 minutes. This was the final scheduled television appearance for Bielat and Kennedy before the November 6 general election. Bielat, a Norfolk Republican, is running against Kennedy, a Brookline Democrat, to replace the retiring Fourth District Congressman Barney Frank, of Newton. The winner will represent Foxborough in Congress. Keeping with a theme that has run throughout the campaign, Bielat and Kennedy sparred on experience and whether …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Candidates for the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District seat will participate in their third debate tonight.
The race for the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District seat will take another step forward tonight as the candidates take part in a debate at Wellesley College. Democrat Joe Kennedy III and Republican Sean Bielat will participate in the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Wellesley College. This is the third debate between the candidates, who seek to replace longtime Democratic Congressman Barney Frank. Both Bielat and Kennedy have participated in a live chat on Patch, and the two candidates will appear once more after tonight in a televised debate October 24 broadcast live on WFXT-TV. Tonight’s debate will take place in Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall on the Wellesley …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Republican Sean Bielat answered readers' questions earlier today.
Fourth Congressional District candidate Sean Bielat answered reader questions earlier today in a live chat here on Mansfield Patch. Bielat, a Republican, is facing Democrat Joe Kennedy III to fill the seat of retiring Congressman Barney Frank, of Newton. Kennedy will participate in a similar live chat Q&A tomorrow, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. Questions submitted will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. Because we expect a high volume of questions for the chat session, we will keep the questions issue-related and not repetitive.