Presidential Politics in Newton

As we are all painfully aware, there is a Presidential campaign going on today.

Every registered Republican has another chance to cast a vote for who should be the Republican Presidential candidate. The March primary results determined whom our delegates will vote for only on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. It now appears as though a candidate may not be selected on the first ballot. If you want to help determine who is selected on a subsequent ballot, go to the Republican caucus and cast your three votes for the delegates whom you believe will help elect the strongest Republican contender to challenge the Democratic nominee.

While we have already voted in the two primaries, there is (on the Republican side) a caucus coming up where we will choose who to send to Cleveland as our Delegates to the Republican convention this summer.  The caucuses are one for each Congressional District.  Our district runs from Newton and Brookline south to Attleboro and west to Hopkinton and includes 34 cities and towns. It is the Congressional 4th District in which we are represented by Joe Kennedy III.  They will be held on Saturday morning April 30th and ours will be at the North Attleboro Middle School, 564 Landry Ave, North Attleboro, MA. Doors open at 9AM. No one is allowed in after 10AM.  If you were registered as a Republican as of February 10, 2016 (and continue to be registered as such), then you are eligible to attend the caucus and vote for the three candidates of your choice.  You could also put your own name in for consideration. I intend to put my own name out there as a candidate for Delegate. I hope that those registered Republicans reading this will consider coming out to support me in my quest.

The Democrats held their Newton caucus on March 6 at Newton South High School where they elected delegates to the state convention to be held at the Tsongas Center in Lowell on Saturday June 4, 2016. This is a totally different process and has nothing to do with congressional districts.

I personally think it’s a great idea to attend these caucuses as it gets you involved in your party.  I would hope that we get a large turnout from Newton at this caucus so that we can help choose whom we want to represent us in Cleveland.  So whether or not you’re a Trump, Kasich or Cruz supporter, please consider this wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning.  I will be happy to help coordinate logistics. I intend to put my own name out there as a candidate for Delegate.

So whether or not you’re a Trump, Kasich or Cruz supporter, please consider this wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning.  I will be happy to help coordinate logistics.

For those of you who made it to the end of this, Thank You.

 

Susan Huffman

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Bill Roesner

Interesting that the Newton Forum appears to have become a platform for Republican Party political advertising.

I think both parties would benefit from some new vision and some new blood. I want to be supportive of people trying to bring about those changes. Let’s give them some room.

Kathleen Kouril Grieser

An interesting post from a Republican’s perspective is hardly evidence of this blog having “become a platform for Republican Party political advertising”. Democrats and Republicans have to be able to share their views in a polite, constructive way if our country is to move past the current, unfortunate climate of political discourse and get back to the task of solving problems and making things better.

Kathleen Kouril Grieser

As a life-long Democrat, I’m very pleased to see Susan Huffman’s interesting post about the Republican party and how they choose their delegates. I sincerely hope that both major parties will move towards the center and begin to work more cooperatively to address the genuine concerns of the vast majority of Americans who are not billionaire donors to either major party.

Julia Malakie

Susan, how did you do on Saturday? Not only have I been immersed in taxes and trees the last few weeks, I’ve been out of town this weekend and just catching up with Newton news.