Of those who have reached out to state Sen Mike Barrett, the Lexington Dem says 315 constituents support raising new revenue to invest in transportation and education, while 42 have written or called against any tax increase.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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The (unofficial) results are in and, after 83 percent of Lexington's registered voters cast their ballots, it looks like the town, like the state, went with Democrats and "Yes" votes across the board. Scroll down below the votes for dispatches from the field on Election Day. Obama Over Romney: U.S. President With 12,675 votes in Lexington, President Barack Obama tallied more than twice the total of Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who earned 5,287. Lexington's hometown candidate, Green Party nominee Jill Stein, received 159 votes, while Gary Johnson's Libertarian ticket earned only 136 votes. Warren Wins Lexington, State: U.S. Senate Lexington voters went for Democrat Elizabeth Warren almost as steadily as they did for the president. …
Friday, December 2, 2011
State Sen. Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln, this week confirmed she’ll seek re-election to her 3rd Middlesex senate seat in 2012 and told Patch she’ll welcome competition from candidates inside and outside of her party, so long as they’re willing to lose.
Reacting to news of a democratic challenger for the 3rd Middlesex Seat she’s held for 15 years, state Sen. Susan Faro, D-Lincoln, said it’s nice to see a familiar face – especially one she hasn’t seen for a while. Earlier this week, Mike Barrett, a Democrat from Lexington, announced his candidacy for the state Senate seat representing Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lincoln, Waltham, Weston, and parts of Lexington and Sudbury. Barrett, 63, has a history of involvement in state politics, including a stint as a state senator from Cambridge from 1987 to 1994, when he left the seat to run for governor and lost. That’s also the last time Fargo lost an election, something she was quick to point out in a phone interview with Patch earlier…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Touting himself as a Democratic candidate with both experience and fresh ideas, Lexington resident Mike Barrett has declared his candidacy for the Third Middlesex Senate seat currently held by Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln.
After nearly two decades out of the public eye, Lexington resident Mike Barrett has his sights set on a state Senate seat and is touting an unlikely combination of experience and fresh ideas as a means to get him there. Barrett, a former state legislator who left politics 17 years ago after unsuccessful bid for governor in the 1994 Democratic primary, has announced his candidacy for the 2012 Democratic nomination for the Third Middlesex state Senate seat currently held by Susan Fargo, a Lincoln Democrat. On Wednesday, Barrett told Patch he feels now’s the right time to get back to politics because his kids are entering college, he’s in the right place in his career and the district needs a strong Democratic candidate to face a “credible” …