Another Republican, Democrat Jump into Fourth District Race
Republican Sean Bielat and Democrat Paul Heroux have joined the race for the Fourth Congressional District.
Time to add two more names to the race for Barney Frank's seat.
My Fox Boston is reporting this morning that Sean Bielat will announce his candidacy for the Fourth Congressional District later today. Bielat, who ran against Frank in 2010, is scheduled to appear at the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum today at 5:30 p.m.
During his 2010 campaign, Bielat lived in Brookline. After the election, he moved to Pennsylvania and has since moved back to Norfolk.
The Facebook event for today's announcement indicates that Bielat's campaign hopes to raise $25,000 by today.
My Fox Boston also reported this morning that Attleboro businessman and Democrat Paul Heroux will also be running for the Fourth District seat. Heroux made his announcement yesterday.
A number of politicians have jumped at the Fourth District seat since Barney Frank announced in late November his plans to retire at the end of this term, leaving the seat he has held for more than three decades.
Joseph Kennedy III announced earlier this month his plans to form an exploratory committee for the Fourth District seat. Kennedy is also reportedly moving to Newton next month.
Brookline School Committee member and Republican Elizabeth Childs has already announced she will run for the seat.