Thursday, October 25, 2012
The 15-minute debate airs on Fox 25 Morning News.
Although they had just a few minutes to make their case, 4th Congressional District candidates Joe Kennedy III and Sean Bielat touted their experience and ideas in a Fox 25 debate Wednesady morning. The live debate, which was moderated by Fox 25 news host Gene Levanchy, lasted less than 15 minutes. This was the final scheduled television appearance for Bielat and Kennedy before the Nov. 6 general election. Bielat, a Norfolk Republican, is running against Kennedy, a Brookline Democrat, to replace retiring Congressman Barney Frank of Newton. Keeping with a theme that has run throughout the campaign, the candidates sparred on experience and whether Kennedy's name has carried him through the election. "I think experience matters, and I don'…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The 4th Congressional District candidates take questions from the audience at their third debate.
With healthcare and the economy serving as key topics, the two candidates vying to represent Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District, which includes Attleboro and Seekonk, agreed to disagree often in a Monday night debate at Wellesley College. The debate, the third for candidates Sean Bielat and Joe Kennedy III, began with a disagreement on how the two would go about reducing the national deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years. Kennedy, a Democrat, led by accusing Bielat, a Republican, of endorsing vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's budget, which has would replace Medicare with a voucher system. "You've embraced the framework of the Ryan budget," Kennedy said. "It's big cuts and big tax breaks." Bielat said the assumption …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Kennedy, a Democrat, is facing off against Republican Sean Bielat in the Fourth Congressional District race.
Democratic congressional candidate Joe Kennedy III joined Patch for a live chat with readers on Friday. Many of the questions submitted touched on Kennedy's experience as well as his economic plan, healthcare and budget reductions. Kennedy will face off against Republican Sean Bielat for the seat of the 4th District, which includes Attleboro and Seekonk. Bielat joined Patch for a live chat on Thursday. Read through the following short recap of Kennedy's chat (below), or browse the full Q&A transcript. Patch: Throughout this campaign, your opponent has often criticized your experience. How do you respond? Specifically, what kind of experience and knowledge can you bring to Congress? Joe Kennedy III: I am extremely proud of my record of …
Democratic congressional candidate Joe Kennedy III will take readers' questions starting at 1 p.m.
Fourth Congressional District candidate Joe Kennedy III will be taking reader questions in a live chat today at 1 p.m. Kennedy, a Democrat, is running against Republican Sean Bielat to fill the seat of retiring Congressman Barney Frank, of Newton. This afternoon's chat will last roughly 45 minutes. To submit a question, simply enter your name in the chat box above, type your question and submit. A recap of the chat will be posted later this afternoon. Bielat participated in a live chat yesterday. Questions submitted will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. Because we expect a high volume of questions for the chat session, we will keep the questions issue-related and not repetitive.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Republican will take readers' questions at 12 p.m.
Fourth Congressional District candidate Sean Bielat will take reader questions in a live chat today starting at 12 p.m. Bielat, a Republican, is facing Democrat Joe Kennedy III to fill the seat of retiring Congressman Barney Frank in a district that includes Attleboro and Seekonk. Today's chat will last approximately an hour. To submit a question, enter your name in the chat box above, type your question and submit. A recap of the chat will be posted this afternoon. Kennedy will participate in a similar live chat tomorrow at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Fourth Congressional District Candidates sparred on jobs, the economy, education, and health care.
In their second debate Wednesday, 4th Congressional District candidates Sean Bielat and Joe Kennedy III took center stage in front of a packed room at UMass Dartmouth's Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River to discuss the "American Dream." Bielat, a Norfolk Republican, and Kennedy, a Brookline Democrat, sparred on issues related to the "American Dream," including jobs, the economy, education and health care. The Republican touted his record in the private sector and in the military, while the Democrat pointed to his background in the Peace Corps and as a public defender. The two candidates remained civil throughout the forum, and even complimented each other on multiple occasions—including when asked what they …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The two candidates for the 4th Congressional District will be chatting LIVE this week with Patch readers.
If you could ask the 4th Congressional District candidates one question, what would it be? Democrat Joe Kennedy III and Republican Sean Bielat will join Patch this week for two separate live chats with readers. Bielat will be taking questions in a live chat on Thursday at 12 p.m. and Kennedy will be chatting with voters on Friday at 1 p.m. Now is your chance to ask these potential congressmen what they think about health care reform, job creation, military spending and more. The live chats will run for 45 minutes to an hour. To submit a question, come back to Attleboro-Seekonk Patch on Thursday and Friday, click on the live chat, enter your name and you will be able to ask your questions immediately. If you can't make the live chats, …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Ask a question of Kennedy, the Democrat who is running against Republican Sean Bielat for the 4th Congressional District seat.
Fourth District voters: get your questions ready. Democrat Joe Kennedy III, who is running for the 4th Congressional District seat, will be answering Patch reader questions in a live chat this Friday. A Brookline resident, Kennedy is running against Norfolk Republican Sean Bielat to fill the seat of retiring Congressman Barney Frank. The live chat will run for 45 minutes. To submit a question, come back to Attleboro-Seekonk Patch at 1 p.m. on Friday, click on the live chat, enter your name and you will be able to ask your questions immediately. If you can't make the session, leave your questions in the comments section below this article, and we'll do our best to add them to the questions queue. We will publish the live chat transcript …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Democratic congressional candidate Joe Kennedy III celebrates his 32nd birthday in Attleboro speaking about support for military veterans.
Republican congressional candidate Sean Bielat has military experience, but the son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told an audience in South Attleboro on Thursday that Bielat's Democratic opponent Joe Kennedy III was the best person to represent veterans in Washington. After spending the day in New Hampshire campaiging for his father and President Barack Obama, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden came to the American Legion Post 312 in South Attleboro for the nighttime event called "Veterans for Joe Kennedy." Kennedy is running against Bielat for the seat in the U.S. House representing Massachusett's 4th District, which includes Attleboro and Seekonk. Biden, who served in Iraq from 2008 to 2009 as a member of the Delaware Army National …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Republican will take questions on Attleboro-Seekonk Patch next week.
If you have a question for Republican congressional candidate Sean Bielat, or you just want to see how he responds to readers' questions, Patch is the place to be. Bielat, who is running for the 4th Congressional District seat, will participate in a live chat Thursday, Oct. 11 at 12 p.m. on Attleboro-Seekonk Patch. A Norfolk resident, Bielat is running against Brookline Democrat Joe Kennedy III to fill the seat of retiring Congressman Barney Frank. Patch has reached out to the Kennedy campaign for a similar live chat, but a date has not been scheduled. Questions will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. Because we expect a high volume of questions for the chat session, we will keep the …