A Republican candidate is jumping into the race for Massachusetts’ newly redrawn 9th Congressional District.
Christopher Sheldon is planning to formally announce his candidacy with a campaign kickoff event in his hometown of Plymouth on March 20. Sheldon describes himself as a financial markets analyst and trader on his website. He’s also volunteered for the campaigns for President George W. Bush and former Republican candidate for governor Charles Baker.
Sheldon is the first Republican to enter the race in the district which includes Plymouth, New Bedford, a portion of Fall River, Cape Cod and the islands. Two Democrats – Bristol County District Attorney Samuel Sutter and U.S. Representative William Keating – are also vying for the seat.