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
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 …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The special primary for the US Senate seat is today.
Those who like to vote early and often have another opportunity to exercise that right today. Polls are open again today, and Wellesley residents can cast their votes in the special primary to fill Senator John Kerry's seat. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. This primary will choose who will go on to the special election, which takes place on June 25. See the Town Clerk's FAQ on the upcoming primary for more information. Patch interviewed all of the candidates for the primary, each one receiving more or less the same interview. Before you go out to vote, get to know each of the candidates. If you did not vote absentee yesterday, then you will need to show up in person to cast your vote. The polling locations are below. If you are…
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 …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
As debate schedules are set and signatures collected, campaigns are in full swing.
A lot happened this past week in the race for U.S. Senate, as we count down the weeks to the April 30 primary: As of Wednesday, two Democrats and three Republicans filed the required number of signatures to run in the special election for U.S. Senate: All five submitted more than the required number of signatures to the Secretary of State’s office to appear on the April 30 primary ballot. City and town clerks have until Monday to deliver all signatures. The five are all vying for the seat left vacant by ex-Sen. John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. Democrats Agree on Debate Schedule Markey (D-Malden) and Lynch (D-South Boston) agreed to participate in six debates between now and the April 30 primary. Three will be general …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Democratic Congressmen Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch will face off in a primary on April 30 in the race to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat vacated by new Secretary of State John Kerry. And now, there may be a Republican challenger.
We have a race. On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch became the second candidate to officially enter the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by brand-new Secretary of State John Kerry, following his fellow Democratic Congressman Ed Markey. Lynch and Markey will now face off in a primary set for April 30 for the right to represent the Democratic Party in the special election on June 25 against a still unknown Republican opponent. No GOP candidate has officially entered the race yet. Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown announced Friday that he would not run for Senate. But late Friday afternoon, Republican Richard Tisei said he was mulling the idea of running for the seat. Last fall, Tisei lost his challenge to John Tierney for the Sixth …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Framingham's Congressman Edward Markey says he will run for Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed U.S. Secretary of State.
The Associated Press and the Boston Herald are reporting that Framingham's Congressman Edward Markey, D-Malden, says he will run for Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed U.S. Secretary of State. Markey, who has been a U.S. Representative since 1976, has a regional office in downtown Framingham. Markey, the dean of the state's congressional delegation, issued a statement Thursday saying he's decided to run for Kerry's seat. The Malden Democrat, reported the Boston Herald, said the events of recent weeks, from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary to the fiscal cliff debate, have made it clear Massachusetts needs a senator with what he called the "right priorities and values."