The next presidential election isn’t until 2020, but speculation is already off to the races.
High-powered Hub attorney William F. Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts and the Libertarian Party’s 2016 nominee for vice president, has rejoined the Republican Party that made him a rising political star.
Gale McHugo, Canton’s assistant town clerk, said Weld, 73, came in Jan. 17 and changed his party affiliation from Libertarian to Republican with a form process that took “less than a minute". It was very matter of fact and the same thing we would do for any voter.
“He did not say a word about running for president,” McHugo responded when the Herald pressed. “We don’t ask.”
Weld, who owns a century-old $1.26 million manse in town with novelist wife Leslie Marshall, 65, “was very personable,” McHugo said.
Weld did not immediately respond to a request for comment...