Former GOP Senate Candidate Found Dead at 57, Media Silent [Details]

A frequent GOP Senate candidate from Massachusetts, Jack E. Robinson III, was found dead recently at the age of 57. For some reason, the far left media seems not to care.

From Western Journalism:

Frequent Republican candidate Jack E. Robinson III, who sought to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate, was found dead in his Duxbury, Massachusetts, home on Monday.

Police were summoned to the house Monday, where they found Robinson. An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death, The Boston Globe reported.

Kim Bullock, a friend, said she talked to Robinson, 57, several days before he died.

Robinson had “a little cough and upper chest infection,” but seemed healthy, she said. She didn’t believe foul play was involved in his death.

“This was very, very unexpected,’’ said Bullock, who grew up with Robinson in Roxbury. “But he had not been active in the last few days.”

Boston Globe has more:

Robinson, who attended a western Massachusetts preparatory school, graduated from Brown University and received law and business degrees from Harvard. He made a huge profit in the sale of a cellphone company in the Caribbean in the late 1990s. More recently he has practiced law in Norwalk, Conn., and in Duxbury.

Robinson’s political roots run deep in the state GOP. He was the son of Jack Robinson, an active Republican and a former president of the Boston chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The elder Robinson studied at Boston University with Martin Luther King Jr. and was a close political associate of the late US Senator Edward Brooke, the state’s only elected black senator.

The younger Robinson first appeared on the political scene in 2000, when the party turned to him to take the place of then-Plymouth County District Attorney Michael Sullivan, who had been planning to be the GOP’s candidate to oppose US Senator Edward M. Kennedy but suddenly decided to back out of the race.

But, Robinson’s candidacy never became serious following reports about issues in his private life — an ex-girlfriend charged he sexually assaulted her; he had an arrest for drunk driving; and he was found in possession of a martial arts weapon. The charges had been dropped, but his candidacy never recovered.

His candidacy sunk further when, as the stories about his private life swirled, he got into an automobile accident while conducting a radio interview on his cellphone. Governor Paul Cellucci, whose aides persuaded him to take Sullivan’s place on the ticket, withdrew his endorsement. He got only 12 percent of the vote against Kennedy.

RIP, sir.

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