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 …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The 15-minute debate aired on Fox25 Morning News earlier today.
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 this 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 Nov. 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. Keeping with a theme that has run throughout the campaign, Bielat and Kennedy sparred on experience and whether Kennedy's name has carried him through the election. "I think …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Massachusetts' Fourth Congressional District candidates took questions from the audience at their third debate at Wellesley College on Monday, Oct. 15.
With healthcare and the economy serving as key topics, the two candidates vying for the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District seat agreed to disagree often at Monday night’s debate at Wellesley College. Republican Sean Bielat and Democrat Joseph P. Kennedy III debated in front of a capacity crowd at Wellesley College’s Alumnae Hall, with both candidates sticking closely to the scripts of their respective parties. The debate, the candidates’ third, began with a disagreement on how Bielat and Kennedy would go about reducing the national deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years. Kennedy led by accusing Bielat of endorsing Republican Vice Presidential candidate Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget, which would replace Medicare with a …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A look at some of the candidates currently running for the fourth district congressional seat.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Here are profiles on all the candidates for the Fourth Congressional District seat left by Barney Frank. Elizabeth Childs: http://patch.com/A-x4yr Rachel Brown: http://patch.com/A-xxYy Steinhof: http://patch.com/A-xxYK Robinson: http://patch.com/A-x2Rt Joe Kennedy III: http://patch.com/A-x2PY Sean Bielat: http://patch.com/A-xxXM
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 …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
David Steinhof comes to Mansfield's Controlled Environment Structures to discuss the problem of over regulation.
Republican Candidate for the Congressional Fourth District David Steinhof visited Mansfield’s Controlled Environment Structures (CES). CES builds materials for construction purposes, mainly for static-free clean rooms and commercial refrigeration. Steinhof spoke with CES president Rob Adams about the pressures of being a small manufacturing business in a business climate of regulations and the economy. Adams said that so much regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency has been hurting his business. Adams said his biggest problem with the regulations is, in his opinion, the fact that the EPA takes punitive measures rather than actually trying to help and try to fix the problem. “The gleefulness and the attitude of the [EPA] …
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. 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 less likely to vote for a …
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-electionafter 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 …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Democrat Marty Farren seeks the Fourth Congressional District seat held by Barney Frank.
A Sharon Democrat is running for Congress to promote "a mostly honest look" at federal government. Marty Farren told Sharon Patch Friday night he's running for the Fourth Congressional District seat held by Barney Frank (D-Newton) largely because "there's a lot of what I see as slander, denigration of our federal government." A data analyst who handles large data sets, Farren is the latest person to announce their interest in the congressional seat. Joseph Kennedy III announced this week he's forming an exploratory committee. Frank will not seek re-election in November. "Our federal government does a phenomenally good job of the things that it does, and we call it lots of bad names," Farren said. "That's problematic. Because it means that …