Tonight there will be a debate between the two candidates for the GOP nomination for the 3rd Massachusetts District at Fitchburg State University.
While GOP nominations in congress usually draw a yawn from the media this particular race has the potential for a lot of trouble for the Democrats. Representative Tsongas is running in a re-drawn district in a year when Obamacare is an issue Congress will be voting on next term. She has, to her credit, forthrightly defended her vote
DaTechGuy: The president’s healthcare plan has been upheld as constitutional will you be campaigning on support for that plan?
Congresswoman Tsongas: Absolutely, I’ve been a strong supporter for it from the outset. We need to provide adequate healthcare for the millions of Americans who do not have it and we need to work very hard at bringing down the cost so that we can all afford to buy the insurance we need.
but that vote might prove painful in this new district when you look at Scott Brown’s margin from just two years ago.
in the cities and town that now constitute the Massachusetts 3rd district the margin was more impressive:
Brown 57% 129521
Coakley 42% 95820
Kennedy <1% 2181
That’s a 15 point difference in an election that Brown won by less than 5 points overall.
With those numbers and Scott Brown on the Ballot again, this becomes a race to watch.
The debate is tonight: Tuesday, July 24 at 7:00-8:30 at Fitchburg State University, Kent Recital Hall in the Conlon Building. It is being co-sponsored by the Fitchburg Republican City Committee and Sentinel and Enterprise
I’ll be there, I hope to see you there too.
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