Thursday, February 21, 2013
Nofolk state representative Dan Winslow and Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez are the only declared Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate.
There will be one less Norfolk resident in the race in the Massachusetts special Senate election to replace Secretary of State John Kerry. Republican Sean Bielat said Wednesday, while he thought he could run a strong campaign, that the timing wasn't right for running this time, according to an Associated Press report. Previously, he had run twice for Congress against Barney Frank and Joe Kennedy III, who he lost to in November. Norfolk state representative Dan Winslow is a candidate for the Republican nomination as is Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez. Former US Attorney Michael Sullivan is considering running. Bielat sought donations to run this weekend and filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.
Friday, February 15, 2013
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 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Retiring Barney Frank will be succeeded by scion of Kennedy political dynasty.
Joe Kennedy III will be a new U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts. At around 9:30 p.m., the Associated Press called the race for 32-year old Kennedy, who lives in Brookline, as he was beating by a 2-1 margin Norfolk Republican Sean Bielat in the race to represent the redrawn Fourth Congressional District. Rep. Barney Frank, a media celebrity Tuesday night at Kennedy's celebration party at the Newton Marriott Hotel, is retiring after serving the Fourth District since 1981. Yes, the Kennedys are a famous political family, but Joe III especially follows family tradition with this particular win: his father, Joe Kennedy II, served as Congressman from Massachusetts (in the 8th Congressional District) from 1987-1999. And his great-uncle, who …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Letter to the editor from Sean Slater.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Joe Kennedy III, a 31 year old with no qualifications and very little experience in business or politics is a candidate for the 4th Congressional District. Sean Bielat, a Marine reserve officer and small business CEO with a proven track record of success and personal integrity is also running for this seat. Sean’s resume, charisma and economy – driven positions on fiscal responsibility would make him a heavy favorite in most congressional races across the country. That being said, we are in Massachusetts, where there is a belief, however illogical, that a candidate’s name outweighs a candidate’s qualifications. As familiar as voters might be with the Kennedy name, those same voters are as equally unfamiliar with his positions on many …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Candidates for the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District seat will participate in their third debate tonight.
The race for the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District seat will take another step forward tonight as the candidates take part in a debate at Wellesley College. Democrat Joe Kennedy III and Republican Sean Bielat will participate in the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Wellesley College. This is the third debate between the candidates, who seek to replace longtime Democratic Congressman Barney Frank. Both Bielat and Kennedy have participated in a live chat on Patch, and the two candidates will appear once more after tonight in a televised debate October 24 broadcast live on WFXT-TV. Tonight’s debate will take place in Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall on the Wellesley …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Kennedy, a Democrat, is facing off against Republican Sean Bielat in the Fourth Congressional District race.
Democratic congressional candidate Joe Kennedy III joined us for a live chat with Patch readers on Oct. 12. Many of the questions submitted touched on Kennedy's experience as well as his economic plan, healthcare and budget reductions. Kennedy will face off against Republican Sean Bielat for the Fourth District seat currently held by Newton Congressman Barney Frank, who plans to retire at the end of this year. Bielat joined Patch for a similar live chat Q&A on October 11. Read through the following short recap of Kennedy's chat (below), or browse the full Q&A transcript. Patch: Throughout this campaign, your opponent has often criticized your experience. How do you respond? Specifically, what kind of experience and knowledge can you …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Democratic congressional candidate Joe Kennedy III will take readers' questions starting at 1 p.m. today.
Fourth Congressional District candidate Joe Kennedy III will be taking readers' questions in a LIVE text chat today, Oct. 12, starting at 1 p.m. Kennedy, a Democrat, is running against Republican Sean Bielat to fill the seat of retiring Congressman Barney Frank, of Newton. This afternoon's chat will last roughly 45 minutes. To submit a question, simply enter your name in the chat box above, type your question and submit. A recap of the chat will be posted later this afternoon. Bielat participated in a similar live chat Q&A yesterday. Questions submitted will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. Because we expect a high volume of questions for the chat session, we will keep the questions issue…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Bielat, a Republican, is facing off against Democrat Joe Kennedy III in the Fourth Congressional District race.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Republican congressional candidate Sean Bielat joined us for a live chat with Patch readers on October 11. Many of the questions submitted touched on Bielat's experience as well as his stance on health care, student loans and budget reductions. Bielat will face off against Democrat Joe Kennedy III for the Fourth District seat currently held by Newton Congressman Barney Frank, who plans to retire at the end of this year. Kennedy will join Patch for a similar live chat Q&A tomorrow at 1 p.m. Read through the following short recap of Bielat's chat (below), or browse the full Q&A transcript. From reader Brian Marshall: You often criticize your opponent for his inexperience. Why do you feel you are much more qualified for the job in Congress…
Republican Sean Bielat will be taking readers' questions starting at noon.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Fourth Congressional District candidate Sean Bielat will be taking readers' questions in a LIVE text chat today, Oct. 11, starting at noon. Bielat, a Republican, is facing Democrat Joe Kennedy III to fill the seat of retiring Congressman Barney Frank, of Newton. Today's chat will last roughly an hour. To submit a question, simply enter your name in the chat box above, type your question and submit. A recap of the chat will be posted this afternoon. Kennedy will participate in a similar live chat Q&A tomorrow, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. Questions submitted will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. Because we expect a high volume of questions for the chat session, we will keep the questions issue-…
Got questions for the Republican congressional candidate who is facing off against Democrat Joe Kennedy III? This Thursday at noon.
If you have a question for Republican congressional candidate Sean Bielat, or you just want to see how he responds to readers' questions, Patch is the place to be. Bielat, who is running for the Fourth Congressional District seat, will take your questions in a live text chat on Norton Patch Thursday, Oct. 11 at noon. A Norfolk resident, Bielat is running against Brookline Democrat Joe Kennedy III to fill the seat of retiring Congressman Barney Frank. The live chat Q&A will run for an hour. To submit a question, come back to Norton Patch at noon, click on the live chat, enter your name and you will be able to ask your questions immediately. If you can't make the live chat, leave your questions in the comments section below this article, …