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Hopkinton Selectman Brian Herr Considers Run for US Senate

Herr said he is "seriously considering" a run against Ed Markey for the seat.

Hopkinton Selectman Brian Herr Considers Run for US Senate Hopkinton Selectman Brian Herr Considers Run for US Senate
Hopkinton resident and selectman Brian J. Herr is considering a run for the US Senate, according to Boston.com.

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.

For the full story, visit Boston.com. 

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