Saturday, November 10, 2012
This week Wrentham went to the polls to vote, a local family was on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and KP Athletic Director Steve Schairer expressed the need for a new turf field.
Wentham Election Results 2012 While many parts of the state favored Democratic candidates, Wrentham went against the trend and prefered the Republicans. The Presidental ticket of Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Senator Scott Brown, and Congressional candidate Sean Bielat all received a majority of the vote in Wrentham. For the ballot question, Wrentham voters in favor of Question 1, against Question 3 and for Question 3. Voters also gave their support to a non-binding question concerning voter ID. King Philip and Wrentham Public Schools Receive Security Grant from District Attorney The town of Wrentham is receiving a School Security grant from District Attorney Michael Morrissey. The grant consists of $2,000 to to be used to upgrade security …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
A majority of voters in Massachusetts on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 11 Electoral votes.
Barack Obama won Massachusetts' 11 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Shortly after 8 p.m., the AP called Massachusetts for Obama, along with with six other east coast states and the District of Columbia. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Massachusetts. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare. Romney cast his ballot this morning in his hometown of Belmont, …
What's it like inside one of America's most exclusive parties? Patch is there to find out.
Mitt Romney's back in Massachusetts and throwing a party tonight. Ever wonder what a presidential election night party is like? What do you wear? What's the food like? How excited do people get? Newton Patch Editor Melanie Graham is at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center for Romney's shin-dig and will tweet out all these details and more as the night goes on.
What's it like when the potential next leader of the free world votes in your town? Patch sent three editors to find out.
How do you start the most important day in your life? If you're Mitt Romney, you come back to your home town to vote. Belmont will witness one of the rarest sites in America: A presidential candidate voting on election day. Join Patch as we live tweet from inside and outside the Beech Street Center in Belmont. Editors will capture the scene with tweets, photos, video and more. From broadcast news trucks to local media to protesters to residents just looking to get to Dunks, the scene should provide a colorful start to election day. ___ Late Update, 10:27 a.m.: Check out Belmont Editor Franklin Tucker's photo gallery from inside the voting station. 9:23 a.m.: "Line to vote has disappeared at Romney's polling place in Belmont," tweeted @…
How might the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren affect the presidential race—and vice-versa? Find out what local politicos think, and check here late for election results. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections.
Check back at your local Patch all day for live election updates. While Massachusetts is expected to go to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the race for President of the United States, influential Massachusetts political insiders have varying opinions on how the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren will affect the presidential race, and vice versa. According to results from the Blue Commonwealth and Red Commonwealth surveys sent out last week and compiled today, Monday, 60 percent of the 23 local Republicans who responded think that the Brown-Warren race will result a modest increase in votes for Romney, while 40 percent of the 20 local Democrats who responded think the U.S. Senate race will increase Obama's total of …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Haven't made up your mind who to vote for?
A new NBC News/WSJ poll shows President Obama at 48 percent and Mitt Romney at 47 percent. That suggests there are still a bunch of undecided voters. The candidates are both out getting their messages to voters in a final push before the ballot. Are you still undecided? If so, what is going to make up your mind between now and Tuesday? What can either candidate do to sway your vote? Let us know in the comments and discuss.
In today's 5 Things you Need to Know, the 3-6 graders in Wrentham vote in a mock Presidential and Senate election, an update on how King Philip is doing in the MIAA tournaments, and the Terrace Cafe is holding a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.
1. Today's Weather from the Natonal Weather Service 2. King Philip Tournament Roundup After beating #10 Cambridge R&L 3-1 on November 3, the #7 King Philip girls' volleyball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the MIAA Girls Volleyball Central East Division 1 tournament. They head on the road to face #2 Boston Latin Academy on November 6 at 4:00 p.m. Despite beating #18 Barnstable 2-1 in the preliminary round on November 1, the KP field hockey team's season ended on November 3 with a 6-2 defeat to #2 Duxbury in the first round of the South Division I tournament. After qualifying for the Boys Soccer South Division I with a win in the final game of the year, #21 boys' soccer team were eliminated from tournament play on November 2 by #12…
Monday, October 22, 2012
President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney will face off in one final debate on Monday, Oct. 22. Get the information you need here.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Debate No. three could be the charm for one of the two major candidates in the presidential race. The final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. Check below for more information on the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: FOX (WFXT), NBC (WHDH), CBS (WBZ), ABC (WCVB), PBS (WGBH), CNN, MSNBC, FOX NEWS, CNBC and CSPAN Full debate schedule: COMPLETEs Oct. 3, 2012 The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes …
Friday, October 19, 2012
A new poll from Public Policy Polling gives Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren a nine point lead over Senator Scott Brown.
In a campaign that has been too close to call, a new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows Elizabeth Warren with a clear lead in the race to represent Massachusetts in the Senate. The poll, taken between October 15 and 16 on behalf of the League of Conservation Voters, has Warren leading Brown 53 percent to 44 percent. The poll consisted of 705 likely voters from Massachusetts. The margin of error is 3.7% Also taking a hit in the poll was Brown's approval rating that fell to 46 percent. 45 percent of those polled disapproved of the senator's job performance. Warren however, has enjoyed an increase in her favorable numbers. With 52% of those polled having a favorable view of Warren, the Democratic candidate for Senate now enjoys a …