Breaking News: Joan Menard not seeking re-election

State House News is reporting that State Senator Joan Menard (D) of the 1st Bristol & Plymouth district is not seeking re-eelction in the 2010 general election.  Currently no other candidates have OCPF filings for that seat.  Joan Menard has a whopping $304,940.60 cash on hand.  The Republican Party has failed to nominate a candidate over the last 4 election cycles.

The 1st Bristol & Plymouth district contains Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville, Rochester, Somerset, Swansea and Westport.  While Fall River remains a Democrat stronghold, Scott Brown won every other town in the district easily and the district as a whole by a 52.6% to 47.4% margin.  This was slightly better than the state average.

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Scott Brown vs Martha Coakley 2010 results:

1st Bristol & Plymouth

Fall River: 7,489 to 10,341

Freetown: 2,220 to 1,189

Lakeville: 3,248 to 1,259

Rochester: 1,671 to 776

Somerset: 3,706 to 3,553

Swansea: 3,297 to 2,449

Westport: 3,203 to 2,898

TOTAL: 24,834 to 22,465

TOTAL: 52.6% to 47.4%

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