“Massachusetts voters, our communities, are common sense based,” said Kevin O’Connor, who’s running against Shiva Ayyadurai in the GOP primary for what’s now the liberal U.S. Sen. Edward Markey’s seat. “There is no question that when Republicans focus on common sense and Democrats move too far to the left — and that’s exactly the case this year — that Republicans can win and I believe we will win in 2020.”
He is also an outsider on the political scene — without a passel of celebrities or high-profile national lawmakers in his corner.
O’Connor’s agenda seems radical when compared to the progressive doctrine gaining popularity — in different times it would be labeled as “common sense.”
He’s for strong borders, for one. “We’re a nation of laws, and it’s government’s responsibility to enforce those laws,” he notes on his campaign website.