Brian Herr

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Brian Herr
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Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, Massachusetts
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolFairview High School (1980)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pittsburgh (1984)
Master'sHarvard (1994)
Websites
Campaign website
Brian Herr was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts.[1][2][3] He was defeated by incumbent Ed Markey (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Education:[4]

  • 1994: Harvard, Government
  • 1984: University of Pittsburgh, Mechanical Engineering
  • 1980: Fairview High School

Issues

Herr files ethics complaint

Herr issued a statement on March 17, 2014, saying he filed a complaint against incumbent Ed Markey with the Senate ethics committee.[5][6] Herr accused Markey of using his position to manipulate stock.[5] Markey was under fire for writing letters to federal regulators urging an investigation into the nutritional supplement firm Herbalife.[5]

"All you have to do is connect the dots to easily see that Sen. Markey used his public office to manipulate the stock of a publicly traded company in order to financially benefit a campaign donor," Herr said.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Massachusetts, 2014

Herr ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent Massachusetts.[1] Herr ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 9, 2014. He was defeated by incumbent Ed Markey (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. Senate, Massachusetts General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Markey Incumbent 62% 1,289,944
     Republican Brian Herr 38% 791,950
Total Votes 2,081,894
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

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