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Newton 2012 Election Guide

The candidates that will be affecting Newton, the Fourth District, Middlesex County and beyond.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Newton Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in the city and region. Here are five local races that voters are already talking about:

Fourth Congressional District race - As one of the region's political hot spots, Newton is a focal point for this year's Fourth Congressional District race. Once Barney Frank , the names for interested candidates started pouring in. Now, it's been whittled down to (whose campaign office is in Newton Upper Falls), Newton Democrat , LaRouche Democrat , Brookline Republican , Fall River Republican and former Fourth District Challenger . 

Brown vs. Warren - It started out as a race with many candidates (), but the U.S. Senate race has come down to just two names: Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown. The race is a close one, and any issue could turn the tide. Who do you plan to vote for? Make sure you submit  to voice your support. 

11th Middlesex District - Longtime Newton Rep. Kay Khan will face a Republican challenger this fall: Ward 3 Alderman-at-Large Greer Tan Swiston. Swiston with a six-mile run through the city of Newton. Khan, who has served the district since 1995, held her campaign kick-off Thurs., June 14 with Congressman Barney Frank.

10th Middlesex DistrictFormer Watertown Town Councilor John Lawn took the seat in  last year to replace former State Rep. Peter Koutoujian, now the Middlesex County Sheriff. Lawn faces Republican challenger .

District 3 Governor's Council - For a seat that rarely gets much attention, this year's Governor's Council race is a focus here in Newton with two candidates hailing from the Garden City. and  will face incumbent Marilyn Devaney in the Sept. 6 Democratic Primary. Meanwhile, will run for the seat on the Independent ticket. There has been quite a bit of conversation with the candidates in Newton Patch's Local Voices blog section -- check it out!

Bonus race!

The race for the White House - Although this is a nation-wide election, Newton will certainly play an important role in the 2012 presidential race. Both the and are extremely active in local, state and national races. During the New Hampshire Republican Primary, to help with various campaigns. And, back here in Newton, local Democrats . 

Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:35 AM
Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein 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
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 04:34 PM
"Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ See if there is a clear winner to our Presidential Election 2012. Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, 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 02:33 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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