April 20, 2005
More candidates for Shannon's seat; election may not be until late summer
The Somerville News is reporting that Somerville Alderman Sean O'Donovan and Sean Fitzgerald, Sen. Shannon's chief of staff, are both in the race to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Shannon's death. The same News story reports that state Rep. Paul Donato (D-Medford) will not run. The two Seans join already-declared candidate Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) in what looks certain to be a very crowded field.
The News also quotes an anonymous Beacon Hill source as saying that the dates for the special election to fill the seat will likely be August 30 for the primary and September 27 for the general election, although another source apparently said that the elections might be sooner.
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Answer at last. Charlie Shannon ran against Sal Albano as an independent. Albano was not popular and in trouble, but there was a crowded field in primary, so he ran as independent with intention of switching to dem if he won. He did and he did. Later he switched to repub after weld got in, then switched back to dem.
Oh MY GOD! The Globe was wrong.
Posted by: The troll | Apr 21, 2005 9:25:55 AM
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