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3rd Congressional – Jim McGovern, Mike Stopa, Marty Lamb, Brian Herr, Robert Delle, Patrick Barron, Bob Chipman

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Massachusetts Congressional District 3 Election Results (Town by Town): McGovern Wins

U.S. House – District 3 – General
Town/City Precincts J. McGovern (i)
(Dem)
M. Lamb
(GOP)
P. Barron
(Ind)
Total 190/190 122,357
56%
84,972
39%
9,304
4%
Ashland 4/4 3,423
54%
2,674
42%
211
3%
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Three Popular Conservative Blogs Choose Michael Stopa for U.S. Congress

[ed_note]We received the following message from Mike Stopa, candidate for Congress in 3rd Congressional District[/ed_note]

Mike Stopa

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Michael Stopa, candidate for U.S. Congress in Massachusetts’ Third District, has just picked up the premium endorsement in the blogosphere. Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit says of Stopa, “Hey, he’s got my vote: He’s a Tea Partier and a nanotechnologist!”

Earlier, Rob Eno, author of the conservative blog, Red Mass Group, had also decided that Michael Stopa is the best candidate to go up against Democrat James McGovern in the Third District race for U.S. Congress on November 2nd. According to Eno, ” he is by all accounts far and away the person with the best grasp of the issues. I’ve seen him talk extemporaneously on a whole host of issues. He is the most ready to be a congressman on day one.”

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Republican Harvard Physicist Mike Stopa to Join Motorcycle Ride to MA State House To Defend the Constitution

[ed_note]We received this today from Mike Stopa, candidate for 3rd Congressional District Representative[/ed_note]

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Michael Stopa, candidate for U.S. Congress in the Third District, will join the motorcycle ride to defend the U.S. Constitution on Wednesday, August 18th. The event is part of a nationwide effort to get legislators to understand the Constitution and uphold its principles.

The event will begin at 11:00 A.M. at the Motorsports International on Route 20 in Auburn, MA and will be arriving at the Massachusetts State House for a rally at approximately 3:00 P.M.

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Mike Stopa: Harvard physicist candidate says stimulus is sabotage

[ed_note]We received this today from Mike Stopa, candidate for 3rd Congressional District Representative[/ed_note]

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Mike Stopa

Candidate for congress in the third district of Massachusetts, Mike Stopa, said today that public investment portions of the stimulus bill were a “sabotage” of the economy. Writing in the MetroWest Daily News on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, Stopa argues that the economy is entering into a double dip recession, although he says that it is more properly called “a single deepening recession with the mirage of recovery in the middle from a spike of largely useless spending.”

Stopa is running to replace incumbent James McGovern , who was first elected to Congress in 1996. He is a nanotechnologist and a member of the Physics Department at Harvard University. He describes himself as a “Reagan conservative” and has written extensively about economics, illegal immigration and terrorism. His web page is www.stopaforusrep.com.

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Republican Candidates for 3rd Congressional to Debate in North Attleboro June 15th

The North Attleboro Republican Town Committee is sponsoring the first Republican Candidates Debate for the 3rd Congressional District.

The debate will be held on Tuesday, June 15th, from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Cobb Theater, North Attleboro High School, 1 Wilson Whitty Way in North Attleboro. All five Republican candidates running in the primary against Sen. Jim McGovern will be present:

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The Growing Importance of the Tea Party Movement

In Boston, Christen Varley (center) led a Tea Party meeting to discuss gubernatoral candidates, at a meeting in The Green Dragon. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)

Stephanie Ebbert has a nice article in the Globe today on the growing importance of the Tea Party Movement:

In the current upended political climate, the Tea Party members in Massachusetts — now claiming up to 8,000 believers and basking in the earth-shaking victory of US Senator Scott Brown — have the clout to make candidates come to them.

Candidates are showing up at events like this one across the state, even though the Tea Party’s loose confederation of activists has no membership rolls, no party apparatus, no candidates, and no money. Candidates do not know precisely what the Tea Party is or how its activists will vote in November. They just know they had better pay attention.

Scott Brown’s upset victory this year has shown the Massachusetts political class that there is a large number of people looking for change. These are not the people who go to protests, and are involved in political activism. They are a silent majority of the regular working citizen of Massachusetts who feel increasingly like their needs are not being met, and are now willing to consider candidates from outside traditional party affiliation, and vote for change. read more »

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Rep. Jim McGovern has a Growing List of Challengers

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» Jim McGovern (D) incumbent
» Marty Lamb (R)
» Mike Stopa (R)
» Brian Herr (R)
» Bob Delle (R)
» Bob Chipman (R)
» Patrick Barron (I)

Map of the 3rd Congressional District:

Map of the 3rd Congressional District

The race for Jim McGovern’s 3rd Congressional District is heating up.

The 3rd district is the fourth most conservative district in Massachusetts.

More analysis of the race is available at RedMass.

Howie Carr makes a good point: Why are there so many Republicans running for Capitol Hill instead of Beacon Hill?

We’ve got 4 challengers for Jim McGovern, 4 challenging Bill Delahunt, 3 running against Barney Frank, 11 running against Niki Tsongas, and the list goes on. Most of these challengers haven’t even held statewide office.

Massachusetts needs political reform at the state level much more than it needs it at the federal level. A lot of these guys would be solid challengers for the state legislature instead of long shots for Congress.

Updated: New candidates as of March 23rd. Republicans smell blood, and like sharks, it just keeps attracting more of them.