Norfolk's Bielat Enters US Senate Race
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 private equity investor and is running as a Washington outsider.
“I’m not a politician,” said Gomez in a statement in the Boston Herald. “I’m not saying governance or being senator is easy, nor am I saying I don’t have some things to learn. I am saying I am up to the task.”
Former US Attorney and Plymouth District Attorney Michael Sullivan and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr are also considering running, according to the Boston Globe. A Facebook page has been set up urging Sullivan to run.