Things are starting to get interesting for the Cape’s Legislative delegation.
The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance reported last week that Republican Patrick Foran of South Yarmouth had filed his paperwork and plans to challenge State Representative Cleon H. Turner (D – Dennis) in 2010.
That makes two Cape-area incumbents with possible races next year – State Representative Sarah K. Peake (D – Provincetown) is the other, with Republican David Dunford of Orleans eyeing her seat. That leaves two state senators and four state reps as yet unchallenged.
Charles D. Baker Jr., Republican candidate for governor, is really getting a jump on the 2010 election cycle by announcing he has selected a running mate in State Senator Richard R. Tisei (R – Wakefield), the Senate minority leader.
Mr. Baker’s official campaign website on Monday posted this on its main page, along with a banner featuring Sen. Tisei: “Richard has years of experience fighting for the taxpayer on Beacon Hill and I’m thrilled to have him on the team.”
Of course, whether Sen. Tisei actually becomes Baker’s formal running mate is up to the voters, who will make their choice in the September 2010 primaries.
Jack E. Robinson, Republican candidate for US Senate, has launched his campaign website.
Actually, it may have been up for some time before I found it, but it’s somehow sliding under Google’s mighty radar. Neat trick, that.
Speaking of Sen. Brown, who I had the pleasure of meeting while he was on the Cape last Friday, he’s got an interesting fundraising thing going on at his website. He’s asking that visitors support two radio ads with donations that’ll go directly to keep those ads running on Boston-area radio stations. Check ‘em out:
New York City’s mayor Michael Bloomberg has endorsed Alan A. Khazei for US Senate.
Let me rephrase that: Michael Bloomberg, who supported term limits on the office of mayor until he reached the end of what would have been his own last term and then pushed to have the term limits revoked, has endorsed Alan Khazei.
Yeah, that’s a glowing recommendation.
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