Joe Shortsleeve, once a Trump-supporting Democrat, will run for state Senate as an independent

Former WBZ reporter and now state Senate candidate Joe Shortsleeve has solved his Donald Trump problem.

Shortsleeve has said publicly that he voted for Trump in the presidential race. As a Democrat, he would have faced a huge obstacle in getting the party’s nomination for a Norfolk County-based legislative seat. Instead, he now plans to run right around the Democrats, straight to the general election.

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