When the ‘candidate of the people’ shtick doesn’t work

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When the 'candidate of the people' shtick doesn't work
When the 'candidate of the people' shtick doesn't work
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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.”

Oops.

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.

Dan Winslow and Massachusetts

When the 'candidate of the people' shtick doesn't work

Updated