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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dan Winslow announces for US Senate, Republican - Massachusetts

From Eric Dondero:

Dan Winslow, state representative from the Norfolk area of southern Massachusetts, formally announced his candidacy for the United States Senate this afternoon. He made the announcement in front of a gathering of Republicans near Boston.

Winslow was a top aide to Governor Mitt Romney, and is a former district judge. He is in his second term as a state legislator.

He is a fiscally conservative/socially moderate Republican. He is considered a maverick in the legislature. He has expressed admiration for libertarian Republican MA State Senator Bob Hedlund, and is expressly welcoming support of the GOP's libertarian wing.

The people of Massachusetts and all Americans deserve solutions from their elected officials. Washington needs to focus on problem solving and implement ideas that will create jobs and grow our economy.
Specifically on tax and spend (state rep. campaign 2012):
State spending is out of control. Instead of tightening its fiscal belt like all families have done, our state government has hiked taxes, depleted the stabilization fund, and shifted hardships to towns by cutting local aid. I will propose to cut taxes by cutting state spending. We can stop waste and fraud, create cost-effective reforms, and encourage entrepreneurial government. The worst thing to do in a recession is to increase tax burdens.
And on the gun issue he was quoted at Boston.com minutes ago:
I have a proven record of respect for Second Amendment constitutional freedoms.
Winslow is the first Republican to formally join the race. Other potential GOPers include State Senator Bruce Tarr, and former Navy Seal Albert Gomez.

Developing... More details later tonight.

3 comments:

Rational Nation USA said...

Boilerplate: "State spending is out of control. Instead of tightening its fiscal belt like all families have done, our state government has hiked taxes, depleted the stabilization fund, and shifted hardships to towns by cutting local aid. I will propose to cut taxes by cutting state spending. We can stop waste and fraud, create cost-effective reforms, and encourage entrepreneurial government. The worst thing to do in a recession is to increase tax burdens."

I'll have to check the guy out. But my sense is he'll be just another lesser of two evils. And the Romney link doesn't impress me.

Eric Dondero said...

That's too bad. The Romney link SHOULD impress you. That's why Les, you've got an "out of touch" streak about ya. Sometimes you don't get mainstream politics.

Rational Nation USA said...

Actually the revere is true, IMNHO. History will be the best judge. That aside I looked into Winslow and put up a post, he certainly is a by far better choice than any of the democrat possibilities.