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Romney at the top of the ticket

Posted by Garrett Quinn, Less is More  March 7, 2012 01:34 PM

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Mitt Romney did not secure the Republican nomination last night but he did pick up the majority of delegates at stake inching him ever closer to podium in Tampa. His successes last night restored the (uneasy?) sense of inevitability surrounding his candidacy and that has some Massachusetts Republicans exited about what he would do at the top of the ticket in the Commonwealth.

Republican congressional candidates Sean Bielat and Jeff Semon are bullish about the prospect of the former governor being at the top of the ticket in Massachusetts this fall.

"Having Romney up there as a strong viable alternative to Obama can only help Republicans further down the ticket, especially here in Massachusetts where Democrats aren't going to be afraid of voting for a Mitt Romney," said Bielat, a candidate in the Fourth Congressional district.

Bielat, the front-runner in the Republican field, is expected to face Democratic candidate Joe Kennedy III in a race to fill Barney Frank's seat.

"His weak presidency is going to help candidates down ticket going up against all Democrats," said Semon.

Semon is challenging Ed Markey in what was Seventh but is now the Fifth Congressional District.

At Romney's Super Tuesday night party his former lieutenant governor, Kerry Healey, agreed saying she thinks it will help down ballot candidates as well, particularly Scott Brown.

"I imagine Republicans will do quite well in the House races as well this time around," she said.

CORRECTION: This post did not account for redistricting and referenced the wrong district for Markey.

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Garrett Quinn began writing for newspapers at age 17 with CNC in his native South Shore. He has been published in BlueMassGroup, RedMassGroup, Pioneer Investigates, and Wonkette. He is a More »

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