First Republican Jumps Into Race for Kerry's Seat
Others publicly mulling a run
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 8, 2013 9:35 AM CST
Republican state Rep. Daniel Winslow talks with reporters outside the Statehouse in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(Newser) – After being rebuffed by Scott Brown, Tagg Romney, William Weld, and Kerry Healey, Massachusetts Republicans finally have at least one candidate for Senate. State Rep. Daniel Winslow, who had previously said that he was "99% certain" he'd run, yesterday told the Boston Globe he was "going to be 100% running for the US Senate." Winslow chipped in $100,000 of his own money to start the campaign, but that's a fraction of the $4 million to $6 million he estimates the venture will cost.

Before becoming a state rep, Winslow served as chief legal counsel to Mitt Romney and as a district court judge. He'll fly to Washington on Monday to meet with the National Republican Senatorial Committee, presumably in the hopes of securing more funding. At least three other Republicans are also publicly considering runs, but every day they delay getting in will make that prospect harder, the Boston Herald points out, because candidates need 10,000 signatures by Feb. 27—and generally shoot for 20,000 in case some are challenged.

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StevieGee
Feb 10, 2013 12:24 PM CST
After being rebuffed by Scott Brown, Tagg Romney, William Weld, and Kerry Healey, Massachusetts Republicans finally have at least one candidate for Senate. State Rep. Daniel Winslow At least the Republicans think he's the fifth best man for the job.
BinThereDunThat
Feb 8, 2013 9:59 AM CST
A former Romney lackey? He might as well save his money. Ed Markey is going to win it. There are going to be less and less Republican wins if they stay on the course they're on. Just look at the next story in line, more ways to eliminate legal abortion and take away women's rights. Yeah, that'll get you a lot of votes.