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
Also see how some of Wrentham's residents are voting and why.
The 2013 town and state primary elections are taking place today in Wrentham, and town clerk Carol Mollica said turnout is, so far, fairly low. “It’s been kind of slow, not to bad,” she said. As of noon., there were 1160 ballots with approximately 578 voters, which is about 7.5 percent of the town’s eligible voters. She added it’s a pretty accurate estimation at this point, since most residents have voted in both elections. “Just about everyone took two ballots, I think only two people so far didn’t,” she said. “I think it’s pretty close.” This year, Geroge Smith has thrown his hat in the ring again against either Gail Pratt or Joseph Botaish. Currently, there are two seats available with Smith running against the incumbents. Resident Greg…
A special primary for the United States Senate in Massachusetts is being held today.
Tuesday, April 30
The following is the voting information for Norfolk, Plainville and in Wrentham today. Norfolk-Voting will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Freeman Kennedy School - 70 Boardman St. Candidates for the Norfolk Town Election to be held on April 30: -Plainville-Beatrice Wood Elementary School, 72 Messenger St., Plainville, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. -Wrentham-Voting will be at the Wrentham Elementary School from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The town clerk's office will also be closed Tuesday. Here are the articles on Wrentham Patch looking at the democratic and republican candidates for senate and the Wrentham selectmen's race.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
A look at the candidates for the Wrentham Board of Selectmen this year.
Wrentham will see the outcome of the latest contested election for the Board of Selectmen April 30. This year, Geroge Smith has thrown his hat in the ring again against either Gail Pratt or Joseph Botaish. Currently, there are two seats available with Smith running against the incumbents. Smith says he wants to reorganize the Wrentham selectmen to be more efficient than before. Smith added he wants to see people coming into Wrentham for more than just its Outlet Mall and get tourists to support more local and small businesses. “It seems we can do more to encourage residents from other communities to visit Wrentham and take advantage of our great lakes by fishing, boating or swimming,” he stated on his Web site. Smith said he's served on …
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
Friday, April 12, 2013
The stop at the Route 1 eatery was one of many for Gomez yesterday who toured the South Shore on the campaign trail.
The Red Wing Diner in Walpole had United States Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez as a patron Thursday afternoon, and yes, he had the fried clams. Gomez stopped at the restaurant, which is situated on Route 1 near Sharon, as part of a number of stops throughout the state, including New Bedford, Weymouth, Worcester and Auburn. He shook hands with diners and sat down for a bite with some of his supporters. “We’re making a bunch of rounds in the South Shore and hitting a bunch of towns and obviously this place is one of the relics of Walpole," Gomez said. “So we’re going to meet a bunch of hopefully potential voters, introduce myself, hopefully earn their respect and get their vote on April 30.” Gomez is competing for the Republican nomination …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Citizen's Alliance is sponsoring an election debate tonight at the Fiske Public Library.
The Wrentham Candidates Night will be held Wednesday, April 10, at the Fiske Public Library at 7:30 p.m. Running for the selectmen seats are current selectmen Joe Botaish and Gail Pratt and planning board member George Smith. The night is sponsored by the Citizen's Alliance. The Wrentham election will be held April 30. It was moved so it will be on the same day as the state primary election.
Sunday, April 7, 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 a health care exchange. 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 there …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Boston Herald reported that Lynch said party leaders are discouraging people from donating to his campaign.
U.S. Representative and Senate candidate Stephen Lynch (D-Boston) took aim at his party leaders for getting behind U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-Malden) in the primary fight, reported the Boston Herald. “They haven’t been fair,” Lynch told the Herald about the Democratic leaders. “No they haven’t been fair. I think they’ve done their best to discourage people from sending me contributions from Washington. They’ve basically said Markey’s our guy, don’t give to Lynch.” Lynch faces an uphill battle as the party bosses have backed the Malden Democrat. A recent WBUR poll found that Markey has a 11-point lead over Lynch (35 percent to 24 percent). The two men square off April 30 in the Democratic primary to replace former Sen. John Kerry. Read the …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Recap and analysis of the week in state government.
He's been omnipresent for 20 years from Roslindale to East Boston. His endorsement is coveted by city council hopefuls and U.S. senators alike. He occasionally mutilates the English language, mangles the names of sports stars, and commands loyalty unlike any public figure in Boston. He was mayor-for-life. Now he'll be mayor for only another nine months. This week, as House Speaker Robert DeLeo continued to wait for the rescue helicopter to take him away from Gov. Deval Patrick's "fantasy land" of higher taxes and trains, the Governor's Council was up to its old tricks and the race for U.S. Senate kicked into a higher gear. But little could compete with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and "The Decision" that held foes and allies alike breathless…