Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Debate to air on WCVB Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Another U.S. Senate election for Massachusetts is drawing to a close, with the two combatants set to square off one final time before voters head to the polls June 25. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey of Malden and Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez will hold the last of three debates Tuesday evening in the race to fill the seat formerly held by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The debate will air live from 7 to 8 p.m. on WCVB (Channel 5). The debate will be moderated by R.D. Sahl of Boston University. The two previous debates for the candidates were held in Boston and Springfield. Recent polling has suggested an edge for Markey in the race. Both candidates have received visits from high-profile …
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Margin between the two Senate candidates was 52-35 a month ago.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez has narrowed the polling gap with Democratic candidate Edward Markey in a new Suffolk University poll. In a survey of what the university called 500 "tightly-screened" likely voters, Markey has garnered 48 percent of support to Gomez's 41 percent. Ten percent have not yet made up their minds while one percent refused to answer and another one percent are supporting Twelve Visions candidate Richard Heos. “Ed Markey continues to lead but the margin has dwindled,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston in a statement along with Monday's poll results. “Markey’s core ballot test number has fallen below 50 percent and recent Obama administration…
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Senate candidates will face each other in a live, televised debate Wednesday.
The Republican and Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate special election later this month are set to conduct their first of three scheduled debates Wednesday night. According to an Associated Press article printed in the Boston Herald Monday, Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic Congressman Edward Markey of Malden will debate at the WBZ-TV studios Wednesday in a debate sponsored by the TV station and the Boston Globe. WBZ previously reported the debate will take place and air live from 7 to 8 p.m. WBZ political analyst Jon Keller will moderate. According to the Herald, subsequent debates will take place on June 11 in western Massachusetts and June 18 back in Boston. The campaigns reportedly spent weeks "…
Friday, May 31, 2013
One observer called the trend "upward political mobility" for officials in the Bay State, but that's perhaps not the case with outgoing Lt. Gov. Tim Murray.
As Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray conducts his final full week in state government, he finds himself close to joining familiar ranks of several top elected Bay State officials in the not too distant past. Murray, like recent governors William Weld and Paul Cellucci, will not finish his last elected term in office. After this coming Sunday, Murray, a Democrat, will become the new president and CEO of his hometown Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, a decision he announced last week. The decision once again raised questions about whether Gov. Deval Patrick will complete his own term set to expire in early 2015. Weld, a Republican, left the corner office in the mid 1990s after he was tapped by President Bill Clinton to be ambassador to…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Did your town vote for your candidate?
Massachusetts voters have spoken in the Senate primary, and North Andover seems to agree. Congressman Ed Markey won the Democratic nomination over fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch, and Gabriel Gomez won in the three-man Republican primary against Michael Sullivan and State Rep. Daniel Winslow. And in North Andover, it was the same. Democratic voters in town handily picked Markey for the nomination. Markey garnered more than 58 percent, while Lynch received just less than 42 percent. Markey won every precinct in town. Lynch made his strongest showing in Precinct 1, with about 48 percent of the votes there. Markey's strongest precinct was Precinct 4, in which he received about 64 percent of the votes. For a three-man Republican race, Gomez …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
It's time to pick the general candidates.
John Kerry has been out of the Senate for several weeks now, and Massachusetts is moving forward to decide his replacement. Today is the Special Senate Election Primary. Where and When: All voting is at North Andover High School. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If there's a line, you may stay past 8 p.m. and vote if you were in line by 8 p.m. In Massachusetts, if you are a registered Democrat, you much vote on a Democratic primary ballot. If you're a registered Republican, you must vote on a Republican primary ballot. If you are unaffiliated, you may vote on either (but not both). Congressman Steven Lynch represents Massachusetts' 8th congressional district -- which includes parts of Boston and south-of-Boston towns. First elected in …
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
The primary is set for April 30.
State Rep. Jim Lyons, who represents the Essex 18th District including much of North Andover, has endorsed Michael Sullivan in the primary race for U.S. Senate. "I am proud to endorse Mike Sullivan for the U.S. Senate," Lyons said in a statement. "Mike understands the lessons we learned from President Ronald Reagan. Mike recognizes that our citizens are best served by a smaller government, a government that promotes individual responsibility and personal freedoms. Mike Sullivan is a true leader and will be a great United States Senator." Sullivan is running against Republicans Gabriel Gomez and Daniel Winslow for the GOP nomination. The primary winner will face off against the Democrats' pick in the general election in June. "I am pleased…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Candidates for U.S. Senate Democratic nomination squared off in Lowell Monday.
U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey met in their second debate Monday ahead of the Democratic U.S. Senate special primary in a contest that contained few fireworks outside of an exchange on health care. The debate, held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and sponsored by the college and the Boston Herald, lasted about 45 minutes and touched a wide variety of issues on which the two Democrats mostly agreed. An early question was asked about the candidates' positions on the Affordable Care Act. Markey (D-Malden) voted in favor of the bill that passed in 2010 while Lynch (D-South Boston) was one of few Democrats who opposed it. Markey said voting for the bill was the "proudest vote of my Congressional career." He said …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate meet in their second debate.
The combatants for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate special election will square off Monday night in Lowell for their second debate leading up to the April 30 primary. Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) will participate in the debate being held at 7:30 p.m. at Durgin Hall on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The debate is being sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Center for Public Opinion and the Boston Herald. Questions for the debate will be posed by UMass Lowell students while the moderator will be reporter Jaclyn Cashman, according to the university. Markey and Lynch previously met for their first debate March 27 at the Channel 5 studios in Needham. The two candidates agreed…