Red Mass Group has confirmed that State Representative Daniel Webster of Pembroke has withdrawn from running to retain his seat. He filed his intention to withdraw with the Secretary of State earlier today.
Because of the change in primary date this year, and the legislature overlooking the changing of other related dates with it, for this year only, the MassGOP is allowed to replace Representative Webster on the ballot. There will not be caucuses.
Sources close to MassGOP Chairman Bob Maginn have confirmed to Red Mass Group that the issue will be taken up at an already scheduled Executive Board meeting this evening. The position on the ballot should be filled by early evening.
Karen Barry of Duxbury, fell short in a write-in campaign last Thursday, and is expected to be the nominee.