State Rep. Winslow Is Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate
Winslow, now joins Ashland Republican Jon Fetherston and a former Nantucket Selectman on the Republican side.
Republican State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) announced officially last week he is running for U.S. Senate.
Winslow represents the 9th Norfolk District, consisting of the towns of Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham, along with Precincts 3 and 4 in Medfield, Precinct 1 in Millis and Precinct 5 in Walpole.
Winslow is the second Republican to declare his candidacy.
Former Ashland Board of Selectmen Chair Jon Fetherston announced last week he was running. Fetherston, who ran an unsuccessful campaign against State Rep. Tom Sannincadro, has started the the process to obtain 10,000 certified signatures to be on the special election Republican Primary ballot on April 30.
Another Republican, former Nantucket selectman and county commissioner Douglas Bennett, said this week that he’s making a bid for the seat, as well.
The Boston Globe reported former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez, of Cohassett is also considering a run.
Republicans -- former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, former State Sen. Minority Leader Richard Tisei and Tagg Romney -- all said they would not run for the special senate seat.
Two Democrats – Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) – will face off in an April Primary and are off and running with their campaigning.