Senate President Therese M. Murray (D-Plymouth) confirmed this week to the Enterprise that she will be running for reelection this year.
Sen. Murray is currently in her ninth term of office and her second term as Senate President. While the “formal” campaign announcement is forthcoming, she said Wednesday during an interview with this here column-writing guy her campaign planning has already begun.
Right now the only not-officially-confirmed challenger on the horizon is Republican Thomas F. Keyes of Sandwich, who narrowly lost to Sen. Murray in 2010.
State Representative Randy Hunt (R – Sandwich) is off and running on his re-election campaign.
His first fundraiser is later this month, January 27, in the Emerald Room of the Cape Codder Resort and Spa in Hyannis. Stephen Bjork headlines the comedy night fundraiser, which comes with no suggested donation – which does not mean Rep. Hunt wouldn’t mind you dropping a little something in his campaign war chest.
Donate ahead of time and get primo seats at the event. You can send a check made payable to “Committee to Elect Randy Hunt” and mail it to his new district office at 297 Quaker Meeting House Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537.
If you don’t feel like giving the post office some business, you can also make a donation online.
Mr. Sutter was mentioned as a possible contender soon after Massachusetts finished redrawing its Congressional district maps for 2012, and this week he formed an exploratory committee, a typical first step for someone considering a high-level elected office.
If he pulls the trigger, Mr. Sutter would face Rep. Keating in the primary election as they’re both Democrats. So far, no potential Republican challengers have emerged.
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