UPDATE: Title changed to reflect Rep. Winslow’s responses in the comments. I would still like to hear who made this call, and why. I’m dubious of the small, committed band of activists story — not that they don’t exist, but I suspect they are an excuse for someone’s else action. I’m also dubious of those activists — the “views of Walpole” are diverse, and could accommodate Stephen Lynch or Barney Frank.
Under the proposed redistricting map, Walpole was to move from Stephen Lynch’s district to Barney Frank’s. This move was surprising, but I hadn’t heard a single person say one thing about it, for or against.
But now it will be moved back to Lynch’s district, apparently due to the actions of Rep. Dan Winslow, a Republican. (Apparently not — see comments.)
I have questions about just about every paragraph of this story.
Walpole will remain with U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch after becoming the only town in Massachusetts to successfully fight to change districts.
Winslow said Walpole residents approached him about being moved into Frank’s district at last Friday’s Veterans Day ceremony, which Winslow attended.“People expressed concern that Frank does not represent their views, that he’s too liberal, whereas Lynch, based on experience, was more consistent with views of Walpole,” Winslow said.