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Breaking: Curt Schilling Not Qualified As Republican By Mass Law For Special Election

by: Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno

Thu Sep 03, 2009 at 10:50:40 AM EDT


A quick perusal at the Town of Medfield's website shows that Curt Schilling is still a registered unenrolled voter.  This means that he does not meet the August 5, 2009 registration deadline as established by Massachusetts State Law.  This does not preclude Curt from filing a law suit to try and claim that his rights are violated if he wants to run as a Republican. It just makes it harder.

Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno :: Breaking: Curt Schilling Not Qualified As Republican By Mass Law For Special Election
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Stick a fork in Curt Schilling. (0.00 / 0)
He's done.

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"That it ceased to exist, I'll grant you, but whether or not it failed cannot be definitively said." - Metropolitan (1990)


What A Cool Tool (0.00 / 0)
That is the first time I have seen a town offer such a tool. Is it a common devise or do I just live in a dungeon that prefers to shelter voter registrations?
Imagine all the time we could save ourselves if we could detrmine ahead of time if some Bozo had placed our registrations in the inactive pile because we forgot to return the weekly census questionaire or some such thing ...

He can stand as an unenrolled. (0.00 / 0)
Then switch enrollment upon winning. More difficult, sure, but I saw that happen in at least one state special election (Dedham/Westwood with Paul McMurtry).

Of course, Republican activists can't endorse him or anything like that per party bylaws. But that hasn't stopped anyone before. ;-)

Eric Gittleman
Boston Ward 21 Republican Committee (Allston, Brighton, Fenway/Kenmore)

My views do not necessarily reflect those of the Ward 21 Republican Committee, the Boston Republican City Committee, or any officers or members thereof.


Bad Idea (5.00 / 1)
If we have Schilling, a Republican and a Democrat in a 3 way race the Democrat will just win.  Not fielding a Republican nominee is simply unthinkable.

"Never Head of Michael Graham." - Gabriel Gomez.

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Curt winning Boston.com poll (5.00 / 1)
Poll on Boston.com results as of 4pm...Curt is laying a beating on the field!  Yes, if you add the Dems up and the R's up the D's are ahead, but the real take away from this is that the next closest R to Schilling is Kerry Healy at 3.1%.  Let's stop kidding ourselves:  outside of this website and your "political" friends, how many average people have even heard of Andy Card, Scott Brown, Michael Sullivan, etc?  Walk up and down your street and my guess is nobody; try that with Kerry Healy and you'll get some dirty looks; then try that with Curt Schilling....I rest my case.

In a 5 month senate race where fundraising will not be easy and you're almost guaranteed to run against a Kennedy, a guy like Schilling with nearly 100% name ID, all of it positive, would be the best thing that has happened to the Republican Party here in  a long time, maybe ever:  EVEN IF he had to be listed as an independent on the ballot and then switch to Republican if he wins (Curt is listed as unenrolled and unless he challenges the law in court and wins, can't be listed on the ballot as an R).  Curt could call it a technicality and get away with it because he's not a professional politician.

And please don't tell me it is "unthinkable" for the Party not to run someone for U.S. Senate if the Party throws its support behind Schilling if Schilling joins the Republican party -- we don't contest 75% of the legislative races in this state so we don't "have to" do anything....other than actually start winning elections before we go extinct.

The key would be to keep the Republican ballot spot vacant or at least clear of anyone remotely credible...I'm sure the D's will make sure there is an "R" on the ballot though in this scenario so fear not.

If Curt finds a way to do this, people on this site should be jumping for joy, not ripping him.  He's a hell of a lot better than any alternative the D's are going to give you.  I wish we had several other viable alternatives to be arguing about, but we just don't.

http://www.boston.com/news/pol...

Who should take Kennedy's Senate seat?

Curt Schilling
34.6%
Joe Kennedy II
20.5%
Martha Coakley
16.4%
Someone else
8.2%
Victoria Kennedy
5.2%
Michael Capuano
3.2%
Kerry Healey
3.1%
Scott Brown
2.9%
Stephen Lynch
2.8%
Marty Meehan
2.0%
Michael Sullivan
1.0%
Total votes: 2161


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