Posts Tagged ‘Democrat’

postheadericon WATD NEWS: Defeated Republican challenger of Senate President Murray eyeing another run

State Senate President Therese Murray may face an already growing challenge from the man she beat out to keep her seat in November. Republican Tom Keyes is making signs that he could be mounting another battle against Democrat Murray for the Plymouth Barnstable Senate Seat. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Beacon Hill Blotter: We are all in this together

One of the most significant responsibilities of a State Representative is to connect people who are in need with experts and organizations that provide various forms of assistance to our residents.  As listeners of WATD are aware, I recently co-hosted a program entitled “We Are All in This Together” that highlighted services of local, regional, and state organizations to help folks during these difficult economic times. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Beacon Hill Blotter: Relief in the Bullpen


State Rep. Geoff Diehl of Whitman

The 2011 Red Sox bullpen seems to be shaping up. Hideki Okajima is back in, Bobby Jenks looks to be a huge asset and, between Bard or Papelbon, we should have a lights out closer. If all goes well, the Sox pitching staff has the makings of a World Series-bound crew.

The 2011/12 bullpen for the 187th Massachusetts General Court also has some promising talent and, with 20 (possibly 21) new Republican State Representatives, it is welcome relief to the returning member of the House GOP. Still outnumbered 4:1, the caucus was in an even greater minority last session, serving in a 9:1 ratio (16 members vs. this sessions count of 32, pending the Durant/Alicia court case). But with a diverse group from around the state, Beacon Hill has the potential to make a significant and positive impact on the future of this great Commonwealth. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon WATD News: Milton: Morrissey sworn in as Norfolk County District Attorney

Michael Morrissey was sworn in as the new Norfolk County District Attorney at the Curry College student center in Milton Wednesday night. Governor Deval Patrick administered the oath of office before a packed audience of about 500 people. Morrissey spoke with WATD’s John Penny after the ceremony about some of the principals he’ll focus on as Norfolk County D.A. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Boston: Obama pal Patrick wins re-election as Mass. gov.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has bucked the anti-incumbent trend and won a second term with the help of some of the same political advisers who hope to do the same in two years for his friend President Barack Obama. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Plymouth & Barnstable District: Senate President Murray wins re-election

Democratic Senate President Therese Murray was reelected to the Plymouth and Barnstable senate seat last night. Murray, of Plymouth has served in the state senate for 18 years. She won over Republican challenger Tom Keyes. The Plymouth and Barnstable state senate district, which includes Bourne, Falmouth, Kingston, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Sandwich, and Barnstable precincts 10, 11 and 12.

postheadericon 5th Plymouth District: Nyman’s widow wins late husband’s seat

The widow of the recently deceased 5th Plymouth District seat holder has been elected as his successor. Democrat Rhonda Nyman, of Hanover, was elected to the 5th Plymouth District. Nyman is the widow of the late Representative Bob Nyman, who died suddenly earlier this year. Nyman beat Republican Korey Welch and write-in candidate Ian Davis. The 5th Plymouth District the towns of Hanover, Norwell and Rockland.

postheadericon 12th Plymouth District: Calter wins third term

Democrat Tom Calter of Kingston will head into his third term in office after winning last night’s race for the 12th Plymouth District seat. Calter won over Republican Josepeh Truschelli of Plymouth. Kingston and Plympton, as well as Precinct 1 in Halifax, precincts 1 and 6 in Duxbury, precincts 1, 11 and 13 in Plymouth and precincts 1 and 5 in Middleborough.

postheadericon 3rd Plymouth District: Bradley wins sixth term

WATD Political Forum: 3rd Plymouth DistrictIncumbent Democratic State Rep. Garrett Bradley survived two challengers and was reelected to his sixth term as the 3rd Plymouth District representative last night. Bradley ran against Republican Tim Finnerty,  and Carlton “Al” Chambers, an unenrolled independent candidate- all from Hingham. The 3rd Plymouth District that includes Hingham, Cohasset, Hull and North Scituate. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon 7th Plymouth District: Diehl unseats McCarthy

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Diehl with Jennifer Nassour from the MAGop

Democrat Allen J. McCarthy was unseated by Republican challenger Geoff Diehl last night in the race for the 7th Plymouth District seat. Diehl, from Whitman, works as an account executive for a New Bedford sign company. The 7th Plymouth district includes Whitman, Abington and East Bridgewater. Read the rest of this entry »

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