Hey FWC, I’m going to try to make it to Attleboro for the annoucement - we got to keep the stake in the Kennedy Dynasty’s heart!
Looks like Barney received 14,916 votes to Sean’s 6244 votes for a net gain of 8,672 in New Bedford. Well they lose that advantage now.
The end result was 125,825 for Frank to Sean’s 101,315.
Dropping NB from the district would have made it 110,909 for Frank and 95,071 for Sean. The question is whether the new suburban towns (in Scott Brown’s backyard) will be enough to offset?
My wife and I drove an hour through the rain last night to hear Sean’s announcement in Attleboro.
Fox 25 sent a TV crew from Boston for live coverage, plus there were a few local scribes and photographers in attendance. There were also quite a few local politicians, plus a couple dozen friends and family. Everybody trooped over to Scorpio’s Italian Eatery afterwards for pizza and a cash bar.
Sean is an engaging personality up close, but he’s not a dynamic stump speaker. He carries himself like a good Marine, and has an efficient campaign machine in place. It could be a interesting primary fight between Sean and Dr. Elizabeth Childs for the Republican nomination. When was the last time Republicans fought each other for anything in Massachusetts?
Sean Bielat makes me feel old. He has two kids under the age of 2. He also commented that he wished he could do battle with Barney Frank again. LOL!