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Dedham 2012 Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Dedham and Norfolk County.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Dedham Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.

President Barack Obama: Obama was of the height of discussion in early May 2011, when the .

GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney: Massachusetts Governor's Council Candidate Patrick McCabe discussed in an article in the Washington Post that criticized Romney for his handling of judicial appointments.

The Scott Brown vs. Senate race. Senator Brown's platform includes lowering taxes along with providing assistance for veterans.  While Elizabeth Warren is claiming that she wants to "rebuild the middle-class." Elizabeth Warren has also been very active in Dedham.  Dedham Patch hosted a where she answered questions from residents.

Patrick McCabe is looking to fill a vacant seat for , which covers several towns, including Dedham. McCabe has been  explaining why he's a solid choice for a successor to Governor's Council member Kelly Timilty, who passed away this year.

Massachusetts State Sen.  is up for re-election this fall. Rush defeated Westwood resident and candidate Michael Walsh in the 2010 primary and won against Brad Williams in the election that year. Local officials  in January after the Senator returned home after serving overseas in Iraq.

State (D-Norwood) will be seeking re-election in November 2012 to serve as the State Representative for the 12th Norfolk District. Rogers is a 19-year incumbent and will face challenger Jim Stanton (R-Walpole) for the second time.

Congressman Stephen Lynch is up for re-election this fall. In April,  to act as his liaison for Westwood, Dedham, Medfield, Norwood, Walpole and Canton.   in November 2010 after defeating Republican candidate Vernon Harrison and Independent candidate Phil Dunkelbarger.

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