5 candidates beat deadline, qualify for the State Rep special election ballot

22 Jan

By Bob Croce, EOP Publisher

I’ll have more on this in the coming days, including some more polls, but ladies and gentlemen, the following candidates made today’s deadline to qualify for the ballot to run in the special election for State Rep in the 12th House District.

There will be both a Republican and a Democratic primary on March 5, followed by the final election on April 2.

Unenrolled canddiate Dave Gravel

Dave Gravel, unenrolled, on final ballot

Democrat James Moutsoulos


Democrat Beverley Griffin Dunne

Republican Gregory Bunn

Republican Greg Bunn

Republican Leah Cole

Republican Leah Cole

13 Responses to “5 candidates beat deadline, qualify for the State Rep special election ballot”

  1. Pundit Man January 22, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    Dunne clobbers Demo in the Dem primary
    Bunn clobbers Cole on the Repub side

    Dunne then beats Gravel by a couple hundred votes in the final but this Bunn guy runs a very respectable third.
    That’s my prediction.

  2. Sue Brotchie January 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    Greg Bunn seems to be a very credible candidate – take some time to check his website out and read about him! 2 Masters degrees – he’s no dummy. Worked with and for veterans. We know the rest of them – it’s worth giving Greg Bunn a chance. Didn’t know him before he decided to run for state rep, but glad I researched him. http://www.bunnforstaterep.com/

  3. the Outfront Guy* January 22, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

    OG says…I agree with Ms Brotchie…let’s give ALL of these candidates a good look…just because Bunn and Cole don’t have the immediate name recognition of Gravel and Dunne that should not automatically dismiss them….in fact , OG may be a bit smitten with Ms Cole !

  4. anonymous January 22, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Lets ask each candiidate if they are going to support this idiotic governors income tax hike. Then we’ll know thier political agenda.

  5. anonymous January 23, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    Once again the Salem News has an article that the eye has already covered. Why the news keep quoting Bonfanti for political advice is beyond me. Bonfanti is quoted as saying Gravel will caucus with the democrats at the state house if he wins. Hey genius, maybe the democrats won’t caucus with him. Thats not how it works at the state house, which means Gravel will be irrelevant up there. He playing a game running as an independent to avoid losing to Dunn in a primary. Gravel running as in independent is like saying Obama is a conservative.

  6. Peabody politics January 23, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    As much as I do not want it, Gravel will win this election. He has Joan Loveless’s campaign manager/consultant on board. That and his name recognition will get him the votes. I will be voting republican in this race. I am hoping that the moderator can get in touch with all of the candidates and have them answer some questions on here.

  7. Anonymous January 23, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    Dont you think gravel is going to send votes jims way so he doesnt face dunne?

  8. Anonymous January 23, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    How in the world is he going to do that? I might agree if Moutsoulos was a stronger candidate but he will get killed by Dunne. No one outside of Ward 3 even knows who he is. Moutsoulos is a dillussional dude.

  9. anonymous January 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    Gravel has no clue what he’s talking about. Caucus with the democrats? The speaker will tell him where to go, what to do and when to wipe. If he doesn’t, Peabody gets nothing. Gravel will sit down with 100’s of Democrats and do what? As a so called “independent” he will no influence, none what so ever. He has no shot on Beacon Hill of being a leader for Peabody. What a delegation we could have. Lovely, Gravel and the do nothing from Danvers. Reminds me of Barney Frank, Gary Studds and Ted Kennedy.

    • Anonymous January 23, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

      If Gravel is going to caucus with Democrats then why is he not running as a democrat? Does he want an easy way of getting on the ballot or what?

  10. the Outfront Guy* January 23, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    OG says…have we heard why Gravel is running as an Independent…is this simply the way that he typically votes or has he made a recent change to unenrolled status? has this issue been released or discussed already? wouldn’t a straight Democratic candidate fare better here in Bright City?


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