Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Fourth Congressional District Candidates sparred on issues relating to the "American Dream," Including jobs, the economy, education, and health care.
In their second debate Wednesday, Fourth Congressional District candidates Sean Bielat and Joe Kennedy III took center stage in front of a packed room at UMass Dartmouth’s Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River to discuss the "American Dream." Bielat (R-Norfolk) and Kennedy (D-Brookline) sparred on issues related to the "American Dream," including jobs, the economy, education and health care. The debate was sponsored by MassINC, publisher of Commonwealth Magazine and moderated by Michael Goodman, the chair of the public policy department at UMass Dartmouth. Kennedy and Bielat were asked questions from Aaron Frechette of the Fall River Herald News and Taunton Gazette, Bruce Mohl of Commonwealth Magazine and Alan Zarek of…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The two candidates for the Fourth Congressional District will be chatting LIVE this week with Patch readers on Thursday, Oct. 11 at noon (Bielat) and Friday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. (Kennedy).
If you could ask the Fourth Congressional District candidates one question, what would it be? Democrat Joe Kennedy III and Republican Sean Bielat will join Patch this week for two separate live text chats with readers. Bielat will be taking questions in a live chat on Thursday, Oct. 11 at noon and Kennedy will be chatting with voters on Friday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. Now is your chance to ask these potential congressmen what they think about health care reform, job creation, military spending and more. The live chats will run for 45 minutes to an hour. To submit a question, come back to Norton Patch on Oct. 11 at noon and Oct. 12 at 1 p.m., click on the live chat, enter your name and you will be able to ask your questions immediately. If you …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The debate will air on WCVB this Sunday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m.
In their first general election debate appearance, Fourth Congressional District candidates Sean Bielat and Joe Kennedy III went head-to-head last night on topics including policy, job creation and social security. Bielat, a Republican, also focused on his opponent's resume. He argued that Kennedy, a Democrat, does not have enough experience for the congressional seat, according to a report today in the Boston Globe. The debate was held at the WCVB-TV 5 studios in Needham and taped for the channel's political show, "On the Record" with Janet Wu and Ed Harding. It will air this Sunday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. The two nominees are fighting for the seat currently held by 16-term Democrat Barney Frank, who announced his retirement last year. In …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Unofficial primary results for the Town of Norton.
Norton voted in line with the rest of Massachusetts during the congressional primary Thursday, Sept. 6, casting their ballots for Democrat Joseph Kennedy III and Republican Sean Bielat. According to the unofficial results supplied by Town Clerk Danielle Sicard, Kennedy walked away with 455 votes against fellow democrats Rachel Brown who earned 41 and Herb Robinson who garnered 10. While Bielat nabbed 421 votes, Republicans David Steinhof had 96 and Elizabeth Childs had 24. U.S. Senate incumbent Scott Brown received 538 votes to Democrat Elizabeth Warren’s 464. For the contested second district Democratic Councillor race, Bart Timilty received the majority of votes at 197. He beat out Robert Jubinville who had 129, Brian Clinton who …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
After challenging Barney Frank in 2010, and giving Frank one of the closest races in his 30-year career, Bielat is giving the Fourth District seat another shot. He is running in the Republican primary for the seat, which will be held Thurs., Sept. 6.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
As we gear up for Thursday's primary, Patch wants readers to stay informed as they head to the voting booths. We recently sent out questionnaires to all the Fourth Congressional District candidates. Below are responses from Republican candidate Sean Bielat: Name : Mr. Sean Bielat Age : 37 Place of residence : Norfolk, Massachusetts College Attended college : Yes College : Georgetown University Degree : B.A University : Harvard University Degree : Public Policy Has served in the military: Yes Rank : Major Job titles held : N/A Employers : N/A [Editor's Note: Bielat heads up the website OneClickPolitics.com.] Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Federal office Running for position: Congress Chamber/district: Fourth Incumbent: No …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of August 5, 2012.
2,800-Mile Takeout Run: Mississippi Man Returns Home with 250 Pizzas from Stoughton's Town Spa Most people have a favorite pizza place. For David Schuler his is Town Spa in Stoughton, about 1,400 miles away from his Madison, Mississippi home. But that doesn't prevent Schuler, a Stoughton native, from enjoying a slice (or more) of his favorite hometown pizza. Schuler made headlines last August when he drove from his home in Madison, Miss. (north of Jackson, Miss.) to Town Spa and back again to pick up an order of 150 pizzas. He upped the ante this year by placing an order of 250 pizzas. After enjoying lunch at the Stoughton restaurant August 11, he packed up his car with six coolers full of pizza and began his journey back home to …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Joseph Kennedy III, Herb Robinson, Rachel Brown, Sean Bielat, Elizabeth Childs and David Steinhof participate in debates.
Voters heard a variety of different views from both sides of the political aisle Tuesday night at Stonehill College in Easton when Democratic and Republican candidates for the 4th Congressional District squared off in separate debate forums. Editor-in-Chief of The Herald News and Taunton Daily Gazette Lisa Strattanand moderated the event, which was hosted by the Martin Institute at Stonehill. Questions came from a panel made up of WGBH Boston political reporter Adam Reilly, WCVB-TV political reporter Sean Kelly and Herald News editorial page editor Aaron Frechette. Chloe Gotsis of the Newton Tab stepped in for Frechette during the later Republican debate. In the first round, Democrats Rachel Brown, Joseph Kennedy III and Herb Robinson …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sean Bielat will run as a Republican in the 4th Congressional District.
After losing the Fourth Congressional District by 11 percentage points to Newton Democrat Barney Frank in the 2010 election, Republican Sean Bielat thinks a second try in 2012 will pay off. "We started something in 2010 and we are going to finish it in 2012," Bielat told a packed room at the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum Tuesday night. The Norfolk resident will face a different opponent this time around. Frank announced in November that he would not seek re-election after 16 terms in the House of Representatives. His final re-election bid against Bielat was his closest since 1982. Frank acknowledged that redistricting played into his reason not to run. For Bielat, the loss of New Bedford and the addition of more conservative towns like …