Tag Archives: Special Elections

Local Election Day Shift Helps Who?

(Interesting analysis. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) As the Patriot Ledger is reporting, more than 60 communities have moved their local election day to the day of the US Senate Special Election Primary Day. http://www.patriotledger.com/n… The communities themselves do not necessarily favor one candidate over another, given that competitive local races will draw turnout higher in certain towns…

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Sean Bielat is out! After exploring possibilities former Cong. candidate says no to Senate race

According to MassLive.com: Republican Sean Bielat announced Wednesday that after mulling for less than a week, he will not join in the special election to replace Secretary of State John Kerry in the U.S. Senate. The two-time congressional candidate said in an email to supporters that his candidacy never left the exploratory phase, although he recently filed papers with…

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Another Hat Thrown Into The Ring

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) The Framingham Patch is reporting that the Republican Party will have another candidate for the April 30th primary for the US Senate special election.  John  Fetherston, former Chair of the Ashland Board of Selectmen and State Representative candidate, is planning to announce his candidacy today at 5pm.  http://framingham.patch.com/ar… The field is…

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Pedone Mum on Need for Special, Brownsberger Plans to Assist from Senate

By Matt Murphy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 10, 2011….Rep. Vincent Pedone on Tuesday deferred to his colleagues over whether there should be a special election to fill the Worcester House seat he’s vacating, while Rep. William Brownsberger said he was prepared to respond to his constituents from the Senate if his seat goes unfilled in 2012.…

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Secretary Galvin, Electoral Precedent is not on Your Side

Yesterday, we learned that Secretary of State William F. Galvin believes that approximately 45,00 residents of Worcester should go without representation for close to a year.  According to Galvin, this should happen because holding a special election in old districts, after new districts have been drawn could prove difficult. Precedence, even in a Presidential election year, is not on the…

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