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SIGHTS SET ON THE SENATE

Newton mayor should have passed on political leap

May 12, 2011

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I WAS disappointed to read about Newton Mayor Setti Warren’s announcement for the US Senate race (Metro, May 10). I have lived in Newton all my life, and supported Warren for mayor in the recent election. To use a phrase the mayor likes, Newton was at a crossroads. When Warren ran for mayor, there was a commitment on his part to work toward solving some of our problems. He took office with a flurry of activity, and then slowly his administration began to look passive in the face of serious fiscal problems.

If Mayor Warren possessed the qualities that a US senator needs, he would have stood by his commitment to Newton and taken a pass on a political opportunity.

Newton is a bastion of liberal Democrats, and their appetite for a coveted Senate seat must have lulled Warren into making this premature political move.

It is unfortunate that he has decided to squander all the good will that he created when he took office as mayor just a short time ago.

Robert L. Cerra
Auburndale