November 21, 2005

IT'S ABOUT TIME THEY HAD A CATHOLIC SENATOR:

2 in GOP targeting Kennedy's Senate seat (Michael Levenson, November 21, 2005, Boston Globe)

No crowd is too small, no event too far-flung for Kevin P. Scott, Wakefield Republican on a mission. The former selectman and member of the town Board of Public Works has been barnstorming the state hoping to be more David than Don Quixote. Despite the odds, he wants to unseat US Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

''I love the political process, as tough and rough as it can be," Scott said yesterday, after making the rounds at the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt breakfast in Wakefield. ''I'm a grass-roots moderate conservative figure that's willing to say he can do this, willing to say he can take on Ted Kennedy."

Scott is not the only obscure aspirant determined to oust the third-longest-serving senator in US history, never mind the liberal lion's 43-year record and $7.8 million war chest.

''Our state is not rightly served when the rest of the country views us [as] a bastion of far left-wing liberalism," Kenneth G. Chase, 44, a Belmont Republican, said yesterday in between painting his house and watching the Patriots game. ''There are other voices in the state that ought to be heard and have a right to be heard."

Both men say they intend to seek the 2006 GOP nomination for US Senate.


Where's Paul Cellucci?

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 21, 2005 7:14 AM
Comments

Unfortunately, in Massachusetts a vigorous Republican campaign consists of painting the house and watching the Patriots game - on TV, not in person.

Posted by: pj at November 21, 2005 8:51 AM

Where is he? Why, selling his new book, of course.

Posted by: obc at November 21, 2005 6:47 PM
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