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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:50 PM

Massachusetts Republicans can't find a Senate candidate

http://theweek.com/article/index/239707/massachusetts-republicans-cant-find-a-senate-candidate


Massachusetts Republicans can't find a Senate candidate
February 5, 2013, at 2:55 PM


In the few days since John Kerry resigned to become Secretary of State, five prominent Republicans have passed on the chance to run for his seat in a June 25 special election.

On the Democratic side, two well-known lawmakers, Rep. Ed Markey (D) and Rep. Stephen Lynch (D), have launched their bids, setting up an April 30 primary.

Why the cold feet among Republicans?

One reason is timing. The candidate who wins in June will have to quickly gear up to run again in 17 months, when Kerry would have been up for re-election.

Another reason is the strong and heavily financed Democratic field of potential candidates who could run either this year or next.

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The fact that not a single prominent Republican is willing to take a chance at running for an open Senate seat is shocking.

It's embarrassing.

And itís another sign of the disarray the party finds itself in after a string of tough election losses in 2012.

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babylonsister Feb 2013 OP
KamaAina Feb 2013 #1
brer cat Feb 2013 #10
KamaAina Feb 2013 #14
bluestateguy Feb 2013 #2
Cha Feb 2013 #13
calimary Feb 2013 #3
Little Star Feb 2013 #4
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #5
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #6
Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 2013 #7
alarimer Feb 2013 #11
Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 2013 #15
Mass Feb 2013 #8
rurallib Feb 2013 #9
CK_John Feb 2013 #12
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2013 #16
joeunderdog Feb 2013 #17
pipi_k Feb 2013 #19
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #18

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:54 PM

1. Maybe they could put an ad on Craigslist

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:41 PM

10. Run that ad in Georgia...

we have binders full of Republicans we would be delighted to send you!!

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Response to brer cat (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:56 PM

14. And one of them needs to leave to make room for Allen West

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:55 PM

2. This must be so disconcerting for the media

They would just love to create drama and suspense where there is none and replay the whole Scott/Coakley election all over again.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:56 PM

13. I'd say it's monumental bummer for them not to

talk about Scott's pickup truck and coat again.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:00 PM

3. Good. I'm done with that loopy bunch of assholes.

Fuck 'em.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:05 PM

4. You won't see me crying.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:10 PM

5. There is actually a "prominent Republican" in Massachussetts?? That was the best line of the day!!



Just like there are prominent republicans in Maryland: Michael Steele, Bob Ehlich, and Andy Harris!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:17 PM

6. Brown was an aberraiton, and they know it...

Lightning doesn't strike the same place twice.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:19 PM

7. Oh Christ. Curt Schilling is sure to "step up" now.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:42 PM

11. After 38 Studios (or whatever the exact name of his game company) bilked the state of RI

I doubt he has much of a chance.

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Response to alarimer (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:56 PM

15. I hope you're right, because he is the worst kind of Right Winger. But, he has many, many defenders

on the Right who insist all he did wrong was try to create some jobs for the people and then mean old liberals played politics and ruined his company.

The good news is that there is no way he has the money right now to self-finance a campaign.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:33 PM

8. They have 2 candidates, one at least being a known Republican.

Known in MA, at least, and close to Romney and Brown.
The other one is a Tea Party guy.

This is the perfect example of DC media. During this time, Winslow gives interviews on the local media.

First, it is irritating that national media are dismissing Winslow. He is a better candidate than Brown and more articulate.

Also, if we could focus on having a progressive on OUR ticket, this would be good.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:40 PM

9. Alan Keyes, your party needs you

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:49 PM

12. I don't agree, they just haven't settled on the take (fiscal split). They will

wait until we have beat our candidates to a pulp, and then get in the race at the last minute. Expect a young female who can read a teleprompter well and pretends to counter Sen Warren.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:47 PM

16. They're down to the "W's, with only X,Y, and Z left to canvass.

Some Dan Winslow guy is talking about getting his turn in the barrel.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:02 PM

17. What's a "prominent republican?"

A contradiction in terms.

At least MA admits it. There are no good republicans.

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Response to joeunderdog (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:17 PM

19. The only

prominent Republican I know of, who was asked, and turned it down, was William Weld.

He was governor here sometime during the late 20th Century.

Then there's Scott Brown, who became a known entity.

The rest of 'em....wouldn't know one from the other. As I'm sure many Republicans here would also say.

Who the hell ARE these guys?

It's like they (the Repubs) didn't see this coming. Which they probably didn't.

Oh well



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:08 PM

18. I heard today that Michael Graham was considering it

I think he's under the illusion that the small but rabid fanclub he has will somehow make the rest of Mass overlook the rabid, RW, evangelical, racist views he spent years spewing on the radio until the station (wtkk) switched to music last month.

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