Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Massachusetts is holding a special election today to fill the two years remaining in Sen Kennedy's US Senate seat.  Anyone who follows my blog or knows me will be able to surmise who I voted for, but rather than dwelling on a candidate of choice, I'd like to suggest that if you are a MA resident to go and vote.  Regardless of outcome or impact in D.C., it is the one act of civil service anyone over the age of 18 can exercise. 

I voted around 10:30 this morning and inquired from the poll workers if the snow had impacted voter turn out.  I was told emphatically that turn out (at least in Ward 7 - Boston) has been quite high.  If you have not voted - stop what you are doing and vote today before the polls close.

Unless you live under a rock, chances are you have heard that the Republican Scott Brown has won the open seat in the US Senate to fill the remaining two years of Sen. Kennedy's seat.  This represents the first time that a Republican has been a US Senator from my state since 1972.  Brown was not my candidate of choice, but I do wish him well and the best of luck. I hope he is as moderate as he portrayed himself when running for office.


Anonymous said...

Yes, there seems to be a lot riding on the outcome of the election in your fair state! Best wishes...

BosGuy said...

Ah well the results of the vote were not what I had wanted. MA has elected a Republican to the US Sentate for the first time since 1972.

I hope that Brown represents the state admirably, but I think he'll be out of office when the remaining two years are up.