Thursday, March 4, 2010
The Boston Glob reports that Rep. Bill Delahunt of Massachusetts' 10th district will announce his retirement tomorrow.
Delahunt's seat encompasses the South Shore, as well as the Cape and Islands. The district is the most conservative in the state, and has been trending in that direction. The South Shore itself is a conservative stronghold; Scott Brown carried many towns by a 2 to 1 or even 3 to 1 margin. It carries a Cook PVI of D+5. This will be a very competitive race in November, and the Republicans have a great chance for a pickup.
Allahpundit has further analysis.
The only declared candidate at this point is State Rep. Jeff Perry, who represents a few towns on western Cape Cod. He looks to be a fairly solid conservative in the Scott Brown mold. He may even be to the right of Brown - Perry voted against RomneyCare. You can check out his website here.
We will have more info on potential candidates for the seat soon.