April 30, 2008

Burns remains undecided on running again

State Rep. Ron Burns said today that he’s not ready to say whether he’ll seek a second term in the 77th District.
“I’m still on the fence,” said the freshman Republican who knocked out veteran Democrat Roger Michele in 2006 to claim the seat.
Burns said he hopes to decide soon, but isn’t sure when he’ll know.
“I’ve got some irons in the fire and I’ve got to wait ‘til those flesh out,” Burns said.
Those irons don’t relate to politics, he said.
Burns is capable of walking away from the seat. He quit the City Council in 2005 after a single term, despite having wide support among Democrats as well as Republicans.
Democrat Christopher Wright is aiming to win the district come November. It doesn't appear there are any other Democrats vying for the opportunity.

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24 comments:

Anonymous said...

On the fence? WTF does that mean? Perhaps the guy might say something like "I have work and family obligations that might keep me from running again..."
But "on the fence"? In other words he's not sure if he really cares to be there because maybe he just doesn't like the job?

Someone needs to tell him that the term "on the fence" isn't too positive and it pertains to siding on a controversial issue not career matters. Krawieki where are you?

Anonymous said...

Ron, why now?

Anonymous said...

How long have these irons been in the fire?

Looks like you are waiting for Rell to beg you again.

Anonymous said...

"Other irons in the fire"?
Would love to know what that means.

Anonymous said...

Burns is one of this city's best. To imply that he doesn't care is ridiculous! He has given his life to the youth of Bristol and an inordinate amount of time to the citizens of this town in general. He is thought very highly of across party lines on the local and state level.

Oh yeah, who made you the expert on what "on the fence" means? Do you also know what "head up your a#%" means?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Barnes, you are off to a good start: nobody against wright, nobody against nicastro, nobody against colopietro.

Is Hamzy running?

Anonymous said...

April 30, 2008 8:12 PM:

I know what "crude ignorant buffoon" means. That would be you.

Anonymous said...

"He has given his life to the youth of Bristol"

-Yeah for pretty good money. What else is he going to do, drive a dump truck or work at health trax? Give me a break. Don't get your feathers in an uproar, if he runs he'll win and I'll vote for him for sure. Just as long as the fense post isn't stuck in his "a#%" as you so tackfully phrased.

Sincerely,
April 30, 2008 6:20 PM

Anonymous said...

Chris Wright running against Burns and Jacquie Denski from Plymouth running against Hamzy.

Will the democrats ever put up decent candidates???

Republicans for Wright said...

Chris Wright for State Rep.!!

Wright is right (for once).

Dumb-o-crats for Burns said...

Wright is wrong!!! (again...ooops that was his dad)

Anonymous said...

This is BS. Is he playing cat and mouse with the state GOP? Are these idiots not guaranteeing him support? Who's the moron from Bristol on the State Central Committee and why is he not getting this resolved? Is it because he is inept? What about the town chairman? Can't he get Burns to commit? Does Burns even want to do this job? What's the problem?

Anonymous said...

Too bad Johnson doesn't live in that district: he likes to challenge incumbents.

Anonymous said...

Prediction: Burns will not run, and then want to run for mayor next year.

That is his pattern, one term and out.

Anonymous said...

Ron, time is getting short!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Barnes: what are you doing to get candidates??

casual GOP observer said...

May 4, 2008 9:32 PM:

He's using his charm, good looks, but mostly his family name.

What do you think?

He'll get some loser (infatuated with him) to bow to his greatness (Barne$-ness) and run (an undoutably unsuccessful campaign).

LOL!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ron Burns for Mayor!!! Yea! Then maybe Bristol will have a chance to survive!

Anonymous said...

STEVE- WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THIS JACKIE DENSKI PERSON?

Steve Collins said...

I know absolutely nothing about Jackie Denski.

Anonymous said...

She is running: but what do we know about Burns?

When is the covention?

Anonymous said...

The republican party is working themselves out of existence.

Anonymous said...

Ron, still undecided???

Anonymous said...

Ron, we're waiting, still.