Wednesday, June 19, 2013
You asked, now Patch Answers.
Who is Richard Heos? A Patch resident asked us this question, and here is the answer. Next week, Massachusetts goes to the polls to choose between Democratic candidate Ed Markey and Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez to see who will fill the seat vacated by John Kerry in the U.S. Senate. However, also on that ballot is Heos, a Woburn resident representing the Twelve Visions Party. After serving in the U.S. Navy, the 66-year-old currently is self-employed and serves as an official in local area youth sports leagues. Although Heos is a longshot by any stretch of the imagination, he is no stranger to politics, volunteering in several Republican organizations over the years as well as running for Mayor of Woburn in 1991. "This race is similar …
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The U.S. Senate candidates have one week to go before voters head to the polls.
Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey spent their final debate before next week's U.S. Senate special election clashing over their records and who has the better vision for both their commonwealth and their country. The debate, taped in Boston, broadcast on several local networks and moderated by veteran city newsman and Boston University professor R.D. Sahl, was the last of three contests before voters head to the polls to fill U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's former seat. No matter the issue, be it taxes, gun control, abortion, national security and their own personal and professional histories, the two men found disagreements at every turn. Both candidates could agree on one thing: they believe the other candidate's ideas are "old and …
Saturday, June 15, 2013
If the special election was today, who would you choose as our new U.S. senator?
A week from Tuesday, Massachusetts voters will decide who to elect in the special election to fill the seat vacated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. What we at Patch want to know is - if the election was today - who would you vote for? The candidates, Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez, have been pullling out all the stops in the last two weeks as the latest polls show the gap is narrowing between the two. After weeks of relative quiet, negative ads have started to clog the airways and both candidates have had high-profile folks stumping for them. Rudy Guiliani was in town last week putting his support behind Gomez and President Obama came to Boston this week showing his support for Markey. So tell us, if you had to …
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Town Meeting Member Robert Edwards announces School Committee run on Patch.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The congressman leads Gabriel Gomez by 17 points.
A new Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH) poll shows a strong lead for Democratic U.S. 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 …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
There is a lot of campaigning to do before the Democrat and Republican face off on June 25 in the U.S. Senate special election.
After months of campaigning we now know who is going head-to-head in the June 25 special U.S. Senate election. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) took the Democratic vote in the Tuesday election over fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). Political newcomer and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset came out on top of a field of Republican candidates - including more seasoned opponents former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and State Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. With a month-and-a-half of campaigning still to come, we wanted to stop and ask: if the special election was held today - who would you vote for right now? Markey or Gomez? Tell us in our comments section below.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
More than 4,000 voters came out to the polls in yesterday's primary.
The primary race now comes down to Ed Markey and Gabriel Gomez, but how did Wellesley vote in Tuesday's primary? The Town Clerk reports that the town voted similarly to the rest of the Commonwealth yesterday in the special primary to replace John Kerry. Of the more than 4,000 of Wellesley's voters, 2,300 cast their ballots for Ed Markey, and more than 700 selected Gomez on their ballots. This is about 26 percent of the town's over 15,000 voters. The Town Clerk did note that there are 20 ballots which must be hand counted, but they are not expected to change the results of the primary. There were also five write-in votes from Democratic voters. The general election is slated for June 25.
The former Navy SEAL and the longtime Congressman will face off June 25 to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat.
A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State's next U.S. senator. The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25. The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later. Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election. We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts. The editors asked both broad questions about policy, as well as opinions on more local, regional issues. Click on the links below to read the questions and answers with each candidate… Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Those who wish to vote absentee in the upcoming primary must apply for their ballots from the Wellesley Town Clerk's office.
If you want to vote absentee, time is running out to get your ballot for the 2013 primary. The Town Clerk's office sent a note yesterday reminding residents to fill out their absentee ballot applications. The deadline is noon on April 29, the day before the election. The application may be filed by mail or by e-mail, and must include the voter's name and an address where the ballot can be sent. There is an application form available on the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website. For more information, see the Town Clerk's FAQ on the upcoming primary. The primary will decide the candidates going forward of the Democratic Candidates Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey and Republican Candidates Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan, or Daniel …