Prominent Republicans such as former Sen. Scott Brown, former governor William Weld, former governor’s candidate Charles Baker of Swampscott, former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey of Beverly, and Tisei have all said they will not run. Congressmen Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch are in the race on the Democratic side.
Fishman said he can understand why Brown and Tisei chose not to run so soon after running a losing campaign. In his case, Fishman also faced anger from some Republicans who felt he was responsible for Tisei’s loss to Tierney.
“But overwhelmingly I heard the voice of people saying that the idea of limited government and greater liberty for citizens of the state really resonated,” he said.
Fishman, 44, has lived in Beverly since 2003 and in Massachusetts since 1994. He is a UMass Boston graduate and a former special education teacher. He lives with his wife on Colgate Road.
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