Campaigning is already well underway in Massachusetts, which will hold its Senate special election primaries next month, before the June 25 general election. With this in mind, there was a Republican straw poll held over the weekend, which state Rep. Dan Winslow won.
There was, however, a question about the event’s location: Republicans gathered at a yacht club in the state’s Northeast corner.
Winslow … said he thought the event sent the wrong message.
“They gave us three minutes to speak today; three minutes is longer than I ever wanted to spend in a yacht club,” Winslow said. “I am not a tea and crumpets Republican.”
Winslow’s professed enmity toward yacht clubs is apparently newly found: as recently as 2011, the candidate disclosed that he served on the board of directors for the Pamet Harbor Yacht & Tennis Club.
Presumably, when Winslow was on the yacht club board, he spent more than three minutes in the building.