Wednesday, March 6, 2013
One candidate has name recognition, but experts say no one has separated themselves from the field yet.
The window for the three combatants for the Republican nomination in the U.S. Senate special election to make a name for themselves is a small one, with the April 30 primary just seven weeks away. Observers don’t believe there is a clear frontrunner at this point among the field of State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez. But strong fundraising, advertising and ground operations could change that quickly. Frank Talty, co-director of the UMass-Lowell Center For Public Opinion, believes Sullivan has a “slight advantage” at the moment because of his previous job, but not enough to pull away from Winslow and Gomez at the moment. “He had received some media attention in that …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Republicans still searching for a candidate to run for Kerry's seat.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The former state senator's announcement came on Friday after Scott Brown said he would not run in the U.S. Senate race.
Former Mass. Senate Republican Leader Richard Tisei says he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat recently vacated by John Kerry after the long-time senator was appointed Secretary of State earlier this week. “In the coming days, I will be talking with family, friends, and supporters to consider the best role that I can play in helping to bring new, alternative leadership to Washington,” Tisei said in a statement released Friday. Tisei, who previously ran for lieutenant governor and Congress, said he was shocked to see former Sen. Scott Brown announce he would not be running for the seat. "The news that Scott won't be running again came as a surprise to me, as to many others," Tisei said in the statement. "I've known him for many…
Monday, July 30, 2012
Says that, if elected to represent the Third Middlesex District in the State Senate, he will offer a business-friendly approach to job creation based on 20 years of experience in the field.
In a recent press release, Greg Howes, a Concord Republican seeking the Third Middlesex State Senate seat long held by Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln, contrasted his private sector experience with that of Sandi Martinez, a Chelmsford Republican and his opponent in the Republican Primary. Howes charges that Martinez, a recurring GOP candidate in the Third Middlesex District, lacks workplace experience to understand job growth, and suggests his combination of public and private experience "contrasts sharply with the incredible lack of credible business experience in Martinez.” “She doesn’t know the pains of having to pay the highest rates in the nation for unemployment insurance because she has never had to pay employees,” said Howes, who owns and …