, Salem, MA


October 4, 2013

Benton: Brimbal plan a test for mayoral candidates


As for those GOPers complaining about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s intransigent attitude, they might recall that if not for the tea party’s success in nominating one of their own in 2010, there would be a Republican in that seat today.


Municipal elections aren’t supposed to be partisan, but the race for the Ward 4 seat on the Salem City Council pits an up-and-comer in local Republican ranks, Sean O’Brien, against the new vice chairman of the city’s Democratic committee, David Eppley.


U.S. Rep. John Tierney’s campaign committee is raffling off a trip to Washington, D.C., for lunch with the congressman and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. All that’s required to enter is a contribution of $3 or more to Tierney’s re-election effort.

No truth to the rumor, I’m told, that if throw in an additional $10, you can join them in trying to plant a stink bomb in Speaker Boehner’s office.


Datebook: What are the Beverly mayoral candidates’ thoughts on preservation and cultural issues? Find out on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m., as Michael Cahill and Wes Slate appear before the Beverly Historical Society at the Cabot House ... Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker will appear at a rally for Beverly councilor-at-large candidate Matt St. Hilaire on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 12:30 p.m. at the Cove Community Center. St. Hilaire, 36, served as field director for Baker’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign.




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