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Are Bay State Republicans Giving Up on “the People’s Seat”?

libertytrain Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 8:27 AM
How is this the "People's" seat? The purpose of a Senator is to advocate on behalf of the State. Members of the House represent the "People". Granted, since the 17th Amendment leaves the election of Senators up to the People, the State as a sovereign Government with its own interests no longer exists, however, the intended role of a Senator was not to be a voice of he People as much a voice of the State they represented. As repeal is unlikely, perhaps State legislatures could decide who is allowed on a ballot (for the consideration of the people). Since the State Government is elected by the People there would still be checks against candidates while ultimately returning some of the power of a Senator back to the State they represent.
web_master Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 8:46 AM
the phrase refer's back to what Scott Brown called it in a debate, as in it's not "Ted Kennedy's seat."

Nah, obviously not, but I say that because we learned on Wednesday that yet another semi-prominent Bay State Republican -- Sean Bielat -- will not run for the seat.

Is there anyone even left?

Republican Sean Bielat announced Wednesday that after mulling for less than a week, he will not join in the special election to replace Secretary of State John Kerry in the U.S. Senate.

The two-time congressional candidate said in an email to supporters that his candidacy never left the exploratory phase, although he recently filed papers with the Federal...