Thursday, May 9, 2013
Congressman leads Gabriel Gomez by 17 points.
A new Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH) poll shows a strong lead for Democratic Congressman Edward Markey over Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate special election. The poll of 500 likely voters has Markey at 52 percent and Gomez at 35 percent. Eleven percent of voters in the poll were undecided. A third-party candidate, Richard Heos of the Twelve Visions Party, got 1 percent and another 1 percent refused to respond. David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, said along with the announcement of the poll that Markey has "a large lead over his Republican opponent who voters are unsure about." Indeed, 32 percent of those polled said they'd …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The forum is set for Tuesday at Stonehill College.
The three GOP candidates for U.S. Senate will face off for the first time Tuesday in Easton, according to the Boston Globe. State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez will participate in an hour-long forum starting at 7 p.m. at Stonehill College. The debate will be live-streamed on WCVB-TV’s website. The three candidates are vying for the Republican nomination in the April 30 primary. The winner will take on the winner of the Stephen Lynch-Edward Markey battle on the Democratic side of the ballot.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Two Democrats and three Republicans submitted the needed 10,000 names.
Two Democrats and three Republicans submitted the required number of signatures to run in the special election for U.S. Senate, according to the Boston Globe. U.S. Reps. Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) each filed more than double the 10,000 certified signatures required. Markey led the way with nearly 34,000 signatures, while Lynch had just over 25,000. On the Republican side, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan filed nearly 19,000 signatures, followed by former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset at almost 17,000 and state Rep. Daniel Winslow of Norfolk at more than 13,000. Those totals only include those signatures submitted to the Secretary of State's office by Wednesday's 5 p.m. deadline. City and town …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Locations include Boston, Lowell, New Bedford, Worcester and Springfield.
Congressmen Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch, the two Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, have agreed to participate in six debates between now and the April 30 primary, according to the Boston Herald. The Boston Herald’s Chris Cassidy just Tweeted that three of the debates will be general format, with the remaining three focusing on jobs, domestic issues and foreign policy. One of the debates will be held in Boston, and others will be held in Lowell, New Bedford, Worcester and Springfield. The location of the sixth debate has not been determined. Markey and Lynch are facing off to see who will take on the winner of the Republican primary in the June 25 special election to fill the seat vacated by John Kerry’s appointment as Secretary of…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Bielat and Gomez say they’re in; Sullivan may also join the field.
It’s starting to shape up into quite a race, as the field of potential Republican candidates for U.S. Senate continues to grow. This week, two more Republicans threw their hats in the proverbial ring in the race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the appointment of John Kerry to Secretary of State - Norfolk’s Sean Bielat and Cohasset’s Gabriel Gomez. Candidates have just under two weeks to meet the Feb. 27 deadline to gather the 10,000 certified signatures needed to appear on the April 30 primary ballot. The special election is June 25. After losing two races for Congress, Bielat has opened up a federal campaign office to raise money for a Senate run, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Bielat lost to Barney Frank in 2010 and …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Other candidates still looking to get on the ballot, but here’s a look back at the week in the race for U.S. Senate.
It was a wild week, as the special election for John Kerry’s U.S. Senate seat continued to take shape. Though many Republican contenders were rumored to jump into the race, so far only three have officially announced their candidacies. Republican State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) announced officially on Thursday that he is running for U.S. Senate. Earlier last week, Winslow said he was forming an exploratory committee for the U.S. Senate seat. Winslow represents the 9th Norfolk District, consisting of the towns of Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham, along with Precincts 3 and 4 in Medfield, Precinct 1 in Millis and Precinct 5 in Walpole. Also announcing this week was former Ashland Board of Selectmen Chairman Jon Fetherston, who …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Money will play a key role in race that’s right around the corner.
OUTSIDE BOSTON, MA -- Republicans continue to come forward exploring the possibility of running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the appointment of John Kerry to Secretary of State, but so far only one has officially announced a run. With just 21 days until nomination papers have to be filed, two more Republicans announced on Tuesday that they were exploring their options – State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester). Also in the mix: Former Nantucket selectman and county commissioner Douglas Bennett says he’s making a bid for the seat. And according to the Boston Globe, former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez, of Cohassett is considering a run. Several Republicans have already been down this path …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren joined us live on July 13 to answer your questions. Here's a short recap of the Q&A session.
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren joined us for a live chat with Patch readers on July 13. Many of the questions submitted were about her position on healthcare, job creation and the affordability of higher education. Check out the following short recap, or browse through the full Q&A transcript. Patch: The first question came from a reader in Lynnfield. "Although there is a relatively small number of Mass. voters of Native American descent, do you feel you have addressed their concerns about your own statements involving your heritage?" Elizabeth Warren: Growing up, my mother and grandparents often talked about our family's Native American heritage. As a kid, I never asked them for documentation--what kid would? But growing up, I …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Democratic challeger in the U.S. Senate race is here to answer your questions.
The U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts is expected to be huge in the coming months. And the Democratic Challenger, Elizabeth Warren, joins us on Patch for this live chat to answer your questions.
Join Patch and the Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate for a live Q&A on Friday at 1:15 p.m.
Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be live chatting on North Andover Patch on Friday, July 13, at 1:15 p.m. You and your neighbors in Massachusetts will have a chance to ask the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate any question you want answered. Wondering about her solutions for improving the economy, creating jobs, lowering the national debt or for improving education? What about how she would help middle class families or how she would support small businesses? Warren will be fielding your questions in real time. Follow this link from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday to join our chat. You can also sign up for an email reminder up to 15 minutes before the chat starts.