GOP Senate Candidate Diehl Campaigns on Cape Cod; Blasts Incumbent Sen. Warren

HYANNIS – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl campaigned on Cape Cod Friday, announcing a new coalition of supporters and taking a political swipe at Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

“Today we are officially launching Cape Codders for Diehl. We are receiving tremendous support on the Cape, because people know that they will have their voice heard when I am elected,” said Diehl.

He took aim at Warren’s many trips outside the state in recent months.

“Last year, Elizabeth Warren was in the State of Georgia more than she was on Cape Cod. This weekend she’s actually in another port city, not Hyannis, she is in New Orleans to speak at a progressive convention,” said Diehl.

He made the announcement about the Cape coalition at Aselton Park in Hyannis with several supporters on hand.

“I’ve been talking to people here on the Cape for months about why I want to work for them as their next U.S. senator,” he said.

Diehl is running against fellow Republicans John Kingston and Beth Lindstrom for their party’s nomination.

While on Cape Cod Friday, Diehl also met with fishermen in Chatham to talk about their concerns.

“In 2014, we defeated well-funded special interest groups to stop automatic gas tax hikes by running a grassroots campaign that talked directly with voters. That’s why we are so glad to announce this growing coalition,” said Diehl.

“Geoff Diehl is the candidate I trust to fight for Cape Cod issues. Geoff supports the efforts of Law Enforcement Officers and is committed to putting public safety first. Cape Cod has been ignored long enough. I am with Diehl,” said Rick Gleason of Yarmouth.

The Cape Cod Coalition includes: Diane Splitz of Sandwich, Mary Beth Daly of Osterville, Janet Lang of Osterville, Dave Marr of Eastham, Michael Maloney of Dennis, Johnny Ray of Wellfleet, Diane Oser of Cotuit, Richard Gleason of Yarmouth, Maureen O’Leary of Harwich, David Neal of Sandwich, Amy Kates of Cotuit, Richard Halvoresen of Dennis, Frances Parks of Cotuit, Sally Greymont of Falmouth, Michael McCallum of Buzzards Bay, William Stafford of Buzzards Bay, Eric Caroll of Harwich, Gary Farrenkopf of Brewster, Linda Sullivan of Sandwich, Gerry Nye of Sandwich, Earl Krause of Eastham, Bryan Anderson of Falmouth, Christopher Foley of Dennis, Agatha Bodwell of Sandwich, Michael Travers Fraser of Bourne, John Mercer of Pocasset, James Nielsen of Wellfleet, Paula Miller of Brewster, Brad Evelan of Orleans, Douglas Beaton of Sandwich, Helen and Jon Taylor of Yarmouth, Mary Kay Condon of Yarmouth, Ted Myllmaki of Chatham, George Flate of Osterville, James Jones of Hyannis, David Mann of Buzzards Bay, Robert Downer of Centerville, Tom Keyes of Sandwich, Charles Roth of Pocasset, Pauline Skingsley of Cotuit, Thomas McMichen of Bourne, Ronald Church of Falmouth, Don Hayward of Monument Beach, Robert George of Harwich, James Gallagher of Forestdale, Richard Bertocchi of Chatham, Patricia Comenole of Chatham, Earl D’Entremont of Eastham, Lillian Harwood of Monument Beach, Lynn Fay of Hyannis, Sylvia Wahl of Sandwich, Dennis Shafter of Chatham, Mary Donahue of Yarmouth, Walter Crotty of Teaticket, Sue Gierej of Dennis, Anthony Giovino of Brewster, Robert Wells of Dennis, Carolyn Granlund of Orleans, Betty and Bill Kelley of Mashpee, Kathryn Shaughnessy of Barnstable, David Roadman of Hyannis, Carolyn and John Robichaud of Centerville, Sylvia Wahl of Sandwich, Linda Zuern of Cataumet, Norm Hooben of Dennis, James Nidositko of Falmouth, Mark Menkello of Buzzards Bay, Barbara Kennedy of Wellfleet, and Linda Bond of Yarmouth.

Cape Cod town coordinators will be Patty Tully for Barnstable, Linda Zuern for Bourne, Paula Miller for Brewster, Richard Bertocchi for Chatham, Michael Mahoney for Dennis, Kelly Saylor for Falmouth, Phyllis Sprout for Mashpee, Andrea Killion for Sandwich, James Nielsen for Wellfleet, and Rick Gleason for Yarmouth.

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