In Sharon on Monday, Republican Congressional candidate Dr. David Steinhof said he's a "citizen candidate," which is "something that the others can't lay claim to."
"I'm a business owner. That's how I think the economy is going to turn around," Steinhof, a Fall River dentist, said at the Sharon Town Offices.
Sharon was among the communities Steinhof visited Monday "to pick up any nomination papers that may have still been waiting," a campaign spokesman said.
Steinhof became the latest candidate for the Fourth Congressional District seat to visit Sharon. Democrat Joseph Kennedy III has attended two house parties, most recently on Sunday. And Republican Dr. Elizabeth Childs met with the Sharon Republican Town Committee on May 24.
Incumbent Barney Frank (D-Newton) won't seek re-election in November.
Steinhof said Sharon residents will see him more often over the coming months.
"I plan to do a lot more handshaking and meeting of the people here in Sharon," he said.
Mansfield resident Vic Leemon will host a backyard barbecue fundraiser for Steinhof from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at his home, 20 Summer St., Mansfield. A $20 donation is suggested.