Herr, 51, a Republican said Tuesday he is “seriously considering” joining the race against Democrat Edward J. Markey, who won a special election for the seat and currently has no declared opponents, according to the story.
In a recent Facebook post, Herr said:
With the new year comes new opportunities. I remain convinced that a reasonable, responsible, respectful Republican can win a statewide race in Massachusetts. Candidates focused on fiscal responsibility, equal opportunity, sensible foreign policy, state's rights and a libertarian approach to social issues would represent the residents of Massachusetts well. I am looking at the U.S. Senate race for 2014 very seriously and will make a decision on a possible campaign in the coming weeks. The citizens of Massachusetts deserve a choice at the polls in November.
Herr told Boston.com that,
- Government should run more like the private sector
- He supports gay marriage and abortion rights and the Second Amendment.
- He supports expanding federally mandated background checks for gun buyers and rejects the National Rifle Association’s argument on the issue, but
- He declined to take a hard stance on a federal ban of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
- His priority would be to bring leadership to the "Capitol’s dysfunction."
- He supports term limits.
- Regarding foreign policy, he supports diplomacy first.
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