Diehl Kicks Off Senate Announcement Tour in Hyannis

HYANNIS – Republican State Representative Geoff Diehl formally announced his bid to unseat U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Tuesday and kicked off his statewide announcement tour Wednesday on Cape Cod.

During the event in front of Cape Cod Harley Davidson in Hyannis, Diehl, who represents the 7th Plymouth district, said the state needs a Senator who will focus on the citizens of Commonwealth.

“Voters in Massachusetts need to know that they have an alternative to a U.S. Senator that is currently not working for them,” Diehl said. “Senator Elizabeth Warren has yet to deliver anything of significance to Massachusetts, whereas I’ve got a track record of delivering at least $12 billion in tax cuts or preventing costs from going up here in the state since my time on Beacon Hill.”

Diehl said he would continue to work for the residents of the state down in Washington, D.C. to end the gridlock and finger pointing.

Diehl, who served as the co-chairman of the Donald Trump’s election campaign in the Commonwealth, said he does not believe the president’s low approval ratings in the state will hurt his chances of becoming senator.

“Donald Trump got 20,000 democrats to unenroll and vote for him in the primary process during the campaign,” Diehl said.

Diehl is also disappointed that Warren’s only focus in Washington is to block the president’s agenda.

“Every nominee that he’s made for his cabinet she has voted against, including just yesterday she voted against the new nominee for the F.B.I. director even though everybody in the senate except five people, including her, voted for him,” Diehl said.

Diehl said having a seat at the table and working with a republican governor and republican president will be a key to why people should vote for him.

“I can deliver for Massachusetts, unlike our senior senator who has done nothing but obstruct and will basically not be a partner down in Washington, D.C. to help the state of Massachusetts,” he said.

When it comes to Cape and Islands residents, Diehl said he would work to solve transportation problems, along with sewerage and wastewater issues.

“It’s a long-term fix that is needed,” he said. “The federal government needs to be a partner in that as well.”

Diehl also said he would work to help those in the fishing industry.

“We had the monument status of thousands of acres by President Obama as he left,” Diehl said. “We need to free that back up so that the fishing industry and the folks on the Cape can actually go back and use that again.”

By BRIAN MERCHANT, CapeCod.com NewsCenter

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