“They are freaked out,” state Sen. Robert Hedlund (R-Weymouth) said after U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry, Victoria Kennedy and the party’s Senate campaign committee all rushed to back Markey, a consummate Washington insider. “Let them coalesce and let them have a non-primary situation and keep the rust on him,” Hedlund said of the 19-term Democrat, who has never had a serious re-election fight but would likely face battle-tested Republican Scott Brown in the race to fill Kerry’s seat. “Fine by me. You’re going to have a huge contrast in how those two will campaign.”The Democrats may have a primary, with one-time congressional candidate, with deep pockets Michael Capuano. Scott Brown is the favorite on the GOP side. Though, rather interesting that Hedlund is the go-to guy for a quote here. Bob Hedlund is an all-around libertarian: Hardline free marketeer, devotee of Austrian economics, supporting an end to the Fed, a return to the gold standard. Hedlund's also stridently anti-moocher, last year introducing legislation to stop EBT card users from using taxpayer dollars to buy booze, cigarettes, junk food and crack cocaine. On civil liberties, he's a down-the-line "rock 'n roll" libertarian, an amateur guitarist and night club comedian, and frequent guest speaker at pro-marijuana legalization rallies throughout Massachusetts. Photos of Hedlund seated with the heavy metal band Scorpions lead guitarist, and meeting with punk rock legend Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Libertarian Republican Sen. Bob Hedlund's name surfaces in Massachusetts Senate race
From Eric Dondero: Longtime Republican Liberty Caucus advisory board member, and friend of Ron and Rand Paul, State Senator Bob Hedlund, is quoted in the Boston Herald about the prospects for the GOP in the upcoming Senate race. On the Democrats seemingly disarray, (GOP cheers as Dems back Markey):