Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A Newton native, Herb Robinson is running in the Democratic primary for the Fourth District seat, which will be held this Thurs., Sept. 6. Prior to this race, Robinson had an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
As we gear up for Thursday's primary, Patch wants readers to stay informed as they head to the voting booths. We recently sent out questionnaires to all the Fourth Congressional District candidates. Below are responses from Democratic candidate Herb Robinson: Name : Herb Robinson Also known as : Herb Age : 60 Place of residence : Newton, Mass. Attended college : Yes College : Cornell Degree : BSEE with Distinction Year of graduation : 1974 Job titles held : Software Engineer/Architect Employers : Stratus, Self, Honeywell, Incoterm, Transitron Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: US Representative, 4th District Chamber/district: 4th Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : N/A Unsuccessful bids …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The Democrats, who will face off in the Sept. 6 state primary, participated in an NECN debate last night.
As the clock ticks down to the Sept. 6 state primary, Fourth Congressional District candidates squared off for a third time this week in a debate held last night at New England Cable News in Newton. Joe Kennedy III, Herb Robinson and Rachel Brown sat down with NECN's Jim Braude, who hosts the news network's "Broadside with Jim Braude". The 30-minute debate included topics around deficit spending, medical marijuana and what qualifications the candidates brought to the table. To view last night's debate, visit the NECN website. The subject of Kennedy's experience came up in a debate on "Broadside" last month with the Fourth District Republican candidates. David Steinhof, Elizabeth Childs and Sean Bielat argued that Kennedy has not spent …
A roundup of endorsements (so far) in the race for Barney Frank's seat.
With less than three weeks to go before the state primary, Fourth Congressional District candidates are touting each endorsement they get in hopes of winning over voters. The Fourth District seat, which reaches from Newton all the way down to Fall River, will be open at the end of this term following the retirement from 16-term Congressman Barney Frank. Newton Patch reached out to the campaigns for all six candidates vying for a shot at the Fourth District seat to see where they stand with endorsements so far. Below is a round-up of who is supporting who: Elizabeth Childs In her recent debate appearance on New England Cable News, Brookline resident Elizabeth Childs noted her recent endorsements from former Massachusetts Governors Bill …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Joseph Kennedy III, Herb Robinson, Rachel Brown, Sean Bielat, Elizabeth Childs and David Steinhof were on hand to discuss jobs, the economy, health care and taxes.
Voters heard a variety of different views from both sides of the political aisle Tuesday night at Stonehill College in Easton when Democratic and Republican candidates for the 4th Congressional District squared off in separate debate forums. In the first round, Democrats Rachel Brown, Joseph Kennedy III and Herb Robinson answered questions from the panel ranging from the economy, taxes, The Affordable Care Act and the Defense of Marriage Act. Robinson, a Newton resident, and Kennedy were in agreement on most issues while Brown often provided a different perspective. Brown, who said she supported nominating a new Democratic candidate for President, was the only Democrat to disagree with the Affordable Care Act, saying that she would "…
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Patch will be represented on the panel providing questions for candidates Sean Bielat, Elizabeth Childs and David Steinhof in Attleboro Monday. On Tuesday, Republican and Democratic candidates will square off in forums at Stonehill College.
Three debates early next week will pit Fourth Congressional District candidates against eachother. On Monday night, GOP candidates will square off at Bristol Community College in Attleboro. Tuesday night, both parties will square off in seperate primary debates at Stonehill College. Below is some info on the two nights of debates. Monday Night: Sean Bielat, Elizabeth Childs and David Steinhof will answer questions from a panel comprised of members of the local media at Bristol Community College in Attleboro from 7-8:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by The South Coast GOP, which is made up of town/city committees from Seekonk, Taunton, Raynham and Rehoboth as well as the Republican Women of Bristol/Norfolk County. Participants on the panel …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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 …
Monday, January 2, 2012
The local Democrat recently dropped out of the U.S. Senate race to run for the seat currently held by Barney Frank.
Monday, January 2, 2012
For more information on Robinson's decision to run for Congress, check out this earlier Patch article here. The following is a press release issued by the Herb Robinson campaign: The Herb Robinson Campaign is pleased to announce that Herb Robinson is withdrawing from the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race and entering the race for the U.S. House of Representatives in [the] Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District. Herb is an ordinary American running for Congress because four years ago he got fed up with Congress and decided to try and fix it. Herb is not a career politician, he is an engineer with more than 30 years experience solving problems in private industry. Herb's first priority is fixing the economy: The best way to do that is …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Robinson says running for Congress is "more realistic."
Updated 4:30 p.m. with commits from Herb Robinson. Just days after State Representative Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) exited the race for U.S. Senate, Newton Democrat Herb Robinson said today he will be doing the same. In a phone conversation with Newton Patch this afternoon, Robinson said he has decided to leave the Senate race and shift his efforts to running for Congress in the Fourth District. The Fourth District is up for grabs in the next election cycle, as Newton Congressman Barney Frank announced last month he plans to retire after this term. "Running for [the Fourth District] had been in my thoughts all along," Robinson said. The Senate race, he added, is too big of a race for him to run. A congressional race, though, is "more …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Debate held at UMass-Lowell Oct. 4 featured six Democratic candidates.
Fielding questions on everything from the economy and jobs to in-state tuition and marijuana legalization, the six Democratic candidates vying to take on Republican incumbent Scott Brown in next year’s U.S. Senate race engaged in a debate Tuesday night at UMass-Lowell. Calling himself a regular American running for U.S. Senate, Newton resident and engineer Herb Robinson said he his first priority is fixing the economy and brining jobs back. “My strength is that I’m not a career politician,” Robinson said. Outside Durgin Hall prior to the debate, sign-holders were plentiful for candidates Elizabeth Warren and Brookline’s Alan Khazei, while smaller contingents were on hand to support Tom Conroy, Bob Massie, Marisa DeFranco and Robinson. Here…
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
A look at candidates who hope to challenge U.S. Sen. Scott Brown — and how much money they've raised so far.
With speculation this week about whether Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren might join the race to become Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012, Patch decided to check in on the candidates who have already declared their interest in unseating Scott Brown. Although the primary is more than a year away, a bevy of at least six candidates has been campaigning hard. But will the door-to-door, town-to-town campaigning actually work and bring back Brown's seat to the Democrats? Some of the candidates say they have the start they need to do just that. "We believe this is a strong start for a first-time statewide candidate," said Setti Warren's press secretary Chuck Gilboy. He said the Newton mayor has raised more than $122,000 since …