Barring some sort of unprecedented write-in campaign, parts of Sudbury now has a choice of either incumbent Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) or challenger Jon Golnik (R-Carlisle) following Golnik's win in Thursday's primary over Tom Weaver (R-Westford).
The matchup will be a repeat of what was the Massachusetts Fifth Congressional District race in 2010.
“I am excited and honored to have received the nomination and again have a chance to face Rep. Tsongas in November,” Golnik said in a released statement. “I am proud to spend this evening celebrating with my family and friends who have worked so hard these past eight months. Without the hard work of all of our volunteers and supporters we would not be where we are today—ready to fight for victory in November.”
Although she was uncontested for the nomination, Tsongas was also satisfied with Thursday's results, issuing a statement of her own.
"I want to thank the voters of the Third Congressional District for nominating me to be your Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress," she said. "Serving as your representative has truly been an honor and I intend to spend the next two months working to earn your vote in the General Election."
Meanwhile, Weaver told Patch he will be focusing on helping other candidates and the Show ID to Vote initiative, but will not aid Golnik due to the fact that he believes Golnik cannot beat Tsongas and any resources given to Golnik would be wasted
"He already lost by 13 points in a great season" said Weaver on Golnik's 2010 campaign. "I wish him luck, but, you know."
Sudbury precinct 1 is divided into two sections because of changes to the Congressional districts. Precinct 1 is the northern two-thirds of the precinct and is in the new Third Congressional District. Precinct 1A, a subprecinct, is the southern third of the precinct and is in the new Fifth Congressional District with the rest of the town.