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Easton Patch 2012 Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Easton, Bristol County.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Norton Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.

Here are some candidates that locals are already talking about:

Presidential Candidates

President Barack Obama: Obama was of the height of discussion in early May 2011, when the President announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed. A handful of .

Mitt Romney: Massachusetts Governor's Council Candidate Patrick McCabe  an article in the Washington Post that criticized Romney for his handling of judicial appointments.

U.S. Senate

Scott Brown: Sen. Brown recently spoke to various local business leaders at a , saying he is pro-business and pro-jobs legislation. 

Elizabeth Warren: Two weeks ago five  members went to Springfield to officially endorse Warren as the Democrat opponent to Brown.

U.S. House of Representatives Candidates

: In February, Kennedy kicked off his campaign with a . While Kennedy is the son of former Congressman Joe Kennedy and the grandson of Senator Robert Kennedy, the 31-year-old former Middlesex assistant district attorney was quick to say that he is his own person.

: After losing the Fourth Congressional District by 11 percentage points to Newton Democrat Barney Frank in the 2010 election, Republican Sean Bielat thinks a will pay off.

Elizabeth Childs:  Childs used to be a Democrat and has the support of some Democrats. But, she said, she is now a Republican who is fiscally conservative and socially moderate. 

David Steinhof: On the Republican side, Fall River dentist David Steinhof is also working for the party's nod to move on to the general election. In his recent blog posts on Norton Patch, he wrote about support for and how it's time for another .

Herbert Robinson: Newton Democrat , after leaving his campaign to run for U.S. Senate. 

Rachel Brown: In a press release issued by her campaign, , saying the country faces "abominable unemployment, dire budget problems, an imminent threat of war, and a clinically insane president."

Elaine Dahlgren September 06, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I vote strictly Republican
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:58 AM
Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Jody Hensley November 06, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Take 3 Minutes to Learn More about Question 3 at: http://mavotenoonquestion3.com/question-3-in-3-minutes/ Question 3 is a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" warn citizens in California and Colorado where pot stores have proliferated under a law similar to the one proposed here. The language in this 6-page law includes "other conditions" which allows virtually anyone to get a marijuana recommendation for any reason. There can be 35 pot stores in the first year, but there is no upper limit in the law. This is the LEAST RESTRICTIVE marijuana law in New England. With an undefined 60-day supply, amounting to hundreds of joints, allowed on a person or in a car, theft and diversion to black market sales are inevitable. Home grow sites are already subject to criminal break-ins in neighborhoods as close as Rhode Island. And even the Obama administration has called rising levels of youth use and addiction a legitimate public health issue. There has to be a better way to be compassionate. Please get the details before you vote. To learn about Question 3 go to: www.MaVoteNoOnQuestion3.com

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