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 candidate 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.
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 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Updates on the 2012 elections here in Mansfield will be posted throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter too at #PatchElections and tell us what you see by tweeting @MansfieldPatch and commenting on facebook.com/MansfieldPatch.
LIVE 2012 Mansfield ELECTION RESULTS Obama-Biden Elizabeth Warren Joseph Kennedy III Updated 11 p.m. With the exception of Scott Brown, Democrats took most of the elections in Mansfield. According to the official results, 12,122 (87.5 percent of voters in Mansfield) Mansfield residents voted including about 1,100 absentee ballots. Obama won in Mansfield by only 55 votes in what was a very close race. Stay with Mansfield Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results after 8 p.m. Share your photos and videos from Election Day by clicking the Upload Photos and Video button! Also, tell us what've seen at the polls in the comments below: How long did you wait to vote today? Which …
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 …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Jay Barrows, Jeff Bailey and Sean Bielat come to Mansfield
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 …
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 …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Kennedy, a Democrat, is facing off against Republican Sean Bielat in the Fourth Congressional District race.
Democratic congressional candidate Joe Kennedy III joined us for a live chat with Patch readers on Oct. 12. Many of the questions submitted touched on Kennedy's experience as well as his economic plan, healthcare and budget reductions. Kennedy will face off against Republican Sean Bielat for the Fourth District seat currently held by Newton Congressman Barney Frank, who plans to retire at the end of this year. Bielat joined Patch for a similar live chat Q&A on October 11. Read through the following short recap of Kennedy's chat (below), or browse the full Q&A transcript. Patch: Throughout this campaign, your opponent has often criticized your experience. How do you respond? Specifically, what kind of experience and knowledge can you …