Election Roundup: Cram for the Election

A roundup of election coverage on the issues.

If you haven't heard, there's an election today.

Attleboro and Seekonk voters are headed to the polls to determine, among other items, who will serve the next term as their representatives in the state House and Senate.

If you're still trying to make up your mind, or want to brush up on the candidates' stances on a variety of issues, click through the links below in our roundup of coverage of local races. Be sure to read Attleboro-Seekonk Patch throughout the day for information on where to vote, reports from the polls and election results once the polls close at 8 p.m.

State Senator for Bristol and Norfolk District (Seekonk and Attleboro Wards 3B, 4, 5 and 6)

Sen. James Timilty faces challenger Jeff Bailey

  • The candidates argued about policies on small businesses.
  • They debated in Attleboro.
  • Watch the entire debate here courtesy of our friends at DoubleACS.

State Representative for 2nd Bristol District (All of Attleboro except Ward 3B

Republican incumbent George Ross faces Democratic challenger Paul Heroux

  • The two debated late last month in Attleboro.
  • Watch the entire debate here courtesy of our friends at DoubleACS.
  • Before the two debated, they debated whether to debate.
  • During the debate, Ross allegedly flipped off the audience. Ross said he didn't do it.
  • Heroux had his issues too. Records show he has not voted too often and he told The Sun Chronicle he briefly served in the Navy, but left before completing basic training
  • When the spokesman for the state GOP party laughed at Heroux's voting record, the candidate said,  
  • Heroux said he would donate his travel stipend to residents. Doing his best McKayla Maroney impression, Ross was not impressed.

State Representative for 4th Bristol District (Seekonk)

Republican incumbent Steven Howitt faces Democratic challenger A. Keith Carreiro.

  • The candidates debated in Norton.
  • Before they debated, they debated whether to debate.
  • Carreiro's answers to a newspaper questionnaire were scrutinized because they appeared elsewhere and attributed to others.
  • The candidates announced their intentions to run in this race earlier in the year. Read the articles about Howitt and Carreiro.


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