Norton 2012 Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Norton, Bristol County.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Norton Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.

Here are some candidates that locals are already talking about:

Presidential Candidates

President Barack Obama: Obama was of the height of discussion in early May 2011, when the President announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed. A handful of .

Mitt Romney: Massachusetts Governor's Council Candidate Patrick McCabe  an article in the Washington Post that criticized Romney for his handling of judicial appointments.

U.S. Senate

Scott Brown: Sen. Brown recently spoke to various local business leaders at a , saying he is pro-business and pro-jobs legislation. 

Elizabeth Warren: Two weeks ago five  members went to Springfield to officially endorse Warren as the Democrat opponent to Brown.

U.S. House of Representatives Candidates

: In February, Kennedy kicked off his campaign with a . While Kennedy is the son of former Congressman Joe Kennedy and the grandson of Senator Robert Kennedy, the 31-year-old former Middlesex assistant district attorney was quick to say that he is his own person.

: After losing the Fourth Congressional District by 11 percentage points to Newton Democrat Barney Frank in the 2010 election, Republican Sean Bielat thinks a will pay off.

Elizabeth Childs:  Childs used to be a Democrat and has the support of some Democrats. But, she said, she is now a Republican who is fiscally conservative and socially moderate. 

David Steinhof: On the Republican side, Fall River dentist David Steinhof is also working for the party's nod to move on to the general election. In his recent blog posts on Norton Patch, he wrote about support for and how it's time for another .

Herbert Robinson: Newton Democrat , after leaving his campaign to run for U.S. Senate. 

Rachel Brown: In a press release issued by her campaign, , saying the country faces "abominable unemployment, dire budget problems, an imminent threat of war, and a clinically insane president."


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