|3. Two write in candidates make the ballot
Two Republican write-in candidates have made the ballot with strong showings. They include Burlington Selectman Walter T. Zenkin who garnered over 600 write-ins. Zenkin is a Burlington selectman and his district includes Burlington, Bedford, and one precinct in Wilmington.
Bill Callahan, who was on active duty when signatures were due, garnered over 700 voted in his write-in campaign in Natick, Sherborn, and Millis.
4. Tierney wins second GOP Primary, Bielat Crushes, Golnik Cruises, and Selvaggi wins
Tom Tierney, the perennial gadfly - who has been saying since 2000 he will save social security - won his second Republican primary last night. In sa race marred by low spending Tierney's name recognition as a perennial candidate, and sign plastering campaign won him his second GOP primary. He won his first primary against Ilana Freeman in the mid 2000s.
Sean Bielat cruised to a victory with over 70% of the vote. Jon Golnik won by a 2:1 margin. Joe Selvaggi beat Matt Temperley.
The Sheldon - Chaparales race remains too close to call with one precinct still left to report and Chaparales holding on to a less than 200 vote lead out of close to 22,000 votes cast according to the Associated Press/Boston.com.
5. Eustis wins three way primary
In the race Red Mass Group was most closely watching, Richard Eustis a Medway Attorney beat longtime party activist Richard Jewell and former Brad Jones aide C. Stolle Singleton for the party nomination. Jones was solidly behind the candidacy of Singleton, while the conservative wing of the party was behind and worked to elect Richard Eustis. It was a great night for the conservatives in our party.
Full Disclosure: I provided direct mail services to Alan Silvia who beat Aguiar, Richard Eustis, Bill Calahan, Walter Zenkin, Jon Golnik, and Paul Adams who are mentioned in today's five things.