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AFTER CAREER IN TV, JOE SHORTSLEEVE CONSIDERING A RUN FOR SENATE

By Andy Metzger

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, APRIL 18, 2017.....Joe Shortsleeve, a longtime television reporter and anchor who now works at a consulting firm, is thinking about running for the seat Sen. James Timilty will soon vacate.

A Medfield resident, Shortsleeve said he "would have fought anybody" who claimed to know his politics in his three decades of television news when he was unenrolled in any political party, but he is now a registered Democrat.


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