The local dailies have started issuing their endorsements in advance of next Tuesday’s Massachusetts primary elections.
From the Boston Herald:
Second time around
We’re always pleased when candidates who fell short in their first attempt at winning public office return to the political arena. They’re more seasoned, for starters, but a second attempt also proves a deep commitment to the office they seek. Republican primary voters in the newly-drawn 3rd and 4th congressional districts have an opportunity to reward that tenacity.
In the 4th congressional district, three Republicans are in the race for the open seat. The Herald is pleased to renew its endorsement of Sean Bielat of Norfolk for the GOP nomination.
There’s also an endorsement of businessman Jon Golnik, “[who] is making his second attempt to unseat incumbent Democratic Rep. Niki Tsongas” in the 3rd congressional district.
From the Boston Globe:
Barrett for Democrats, Howes for Republicans in 3rd Middlesex Senate race
Five talented candidates are competing for the Democratic nomination for an open state Senate seat in the Third Middlesex District. Voters in the Sept. 6 primary really can’t go wrong. But Michael Barrett of Lexington stands out for his political experience, private-sector acumen, and evident enthusiasm . . .
In the Republican primary, Concord selectman Gregory Howes is a self-described “Yankee Republican’’ who understands the need for a safety net but believes state government can provide needed services while still controlling costs. He cites his own role in protecting town services without the need for an override of Proposition 2 1/2. As a pro-choice candidate who supports gay marriage, Howes is a better fit for the district than his more conservative rival Sandi Martinez of Chelmsford.
We’ll keep ‘em coming as long as they do.