Sunday, March 10, 2013
A look back at the highlights as candidates campaign for U.S. Senate.
Two polls last week show double digit leads for U.S. Rep. Edward Markey over his Democratic opponent U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch in the race for U.S. Senate. Results of a UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll last week showed Markey (D-Malden) leads Lynch (D-South Boston) by 29.5 percentage points among potential Democratic primary voters. The poll also shows Markey is leading over all three Republican candidates. Fifty percent of those polled said they would vote for Markey, while 20.5 percent said Lynch, giving Markey a 29.5 percent lead. Twenty-three percent said they were unsure about how they plan to vote. Markey and Lynch face off in the April 30 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Wrentham's Scott Brown is considering a favorite for the Republican nomination in the upcoming Senate race.
Governor Deval Patrick is expected to announce today who will be taking over for Senator John Kerry on interim bases before a special election can be held June, according to an Associated Press report. Kerry is the new Secretary of State and is resignation is effective Friday. Then, the focus will swift to the April 30 primary and election. Candidates will have four weeks to get the signatures needed to get on the ballot. While he hasn't made an official statement on whether he is going to run, Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) is being touted as the favorite for his party's nomination. Brown lost to Elizabeth Warren in the November election, losing his Sentate seat. Brown has a state-wide organization intact. On the Democratic side, Congressman…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A special election would be held 145 to 160 days after confirmation.
Sen. John Kerry’s confirmation hearing to become the next Secretary of State will take place on Jan. 24, according to Fox25. No opposition is expected to Kerry’s nomination. If he is named to the new post, a special election will be held 145 to 160 days after the confirmation and an interim senator will be named to serve until the election. The front runner to replace Kerry is Congressman Edward Markey. A number of Democratic leaders have already voiced their support of Markey. Congressman Michael Capuano announced earlier this week that he will not run for the seat and Congressman Stephen Lynch is still mulling the possibility. On the Republican side, former Sen. Scott Brown has not announced whether he is going to run.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
After President Obama’s selection of John Kerry as Secretary of State, there’s a lot of interest in the senior senator’s seat.
With U.S. Senator John Kerry as President Barack Obama’s pick for Secretary of State, it’s anyone’s guess who will run for the seat in a special election next summer. Kerry was nominated by Obama on Dec. 21. If Kerry is appointed, Governor Deval Patrick will appoint an interim senator, who will be named to the position before the special election. Names have already been dropped locally and from afar, including actor and Cambridge native Ben Affleck, who said he is not interested in running for the seat Kerry has held since 1985. Last week, Congressman Edward Markey announced he would make a run for it. Markey is the first prominent candidate to officially announce his interest in Kerry’s seat. Kerry and Vicki Kennedy, the widow of the …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The incumbent senator and widow of the late Sen. Kennedy both spoke positively about Ed Markey's candidacy on Friday.
A day after announcing his intention to run for U.S. Senate, Congressman Ed Markey received the backing of some big names in the Democratic party, including the incumbent senator, Friday. Senator John Kerry, Vicki Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee all lined up behind Markey, reported the Washington Post. ”Ed’s one of the most experienced and capable legislators in the entire Congress and it would be an almost unprecedented occasion for such an accomplished legislator to join the Senate able to hit the ground running on every issue of importance to Massachusetts,” said Kerry in a statement. Kennedy also spoke positively about Markey. “I believe that Congressman Ed Markey is the …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
After hinting that he'd make a run for Sen. John Kerry's seat should he be tabbed to be Secretary of State, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey will run for Senate in 2013, according to a Boston Globe report.
After hinting that he'd make a run for Sen. John Kerry's seat should he be tabbed to be Secretary of State, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey will run for Senate in 2013, according to a Boston Globe report. Markey, 66, is the first prominent candidate to announce he'll make a bid for Kerry's seat, which will be filled through a special election next summer, according to the Boston Globe. On Dec. 17 Congressman Markey told reporters at Malden City Hall that he'd "seriously consider" vying for Kerry's Senate seat. Meanwhile, Kerry, a Democrat and head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate in the coming weeks as the next head of the State Department, according to the Boston Globe. Two other Bay State …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Congressman Stephen Lynch is deciding on whether to run for John Kerry's Senate set.
Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch said he is definitely considering running for John Kerry's senate seat. Lynch was on the Joe Ligotti Show on WTKK Radio Saturday afternoon and said he would be honored to be a Senator. Kerry has been nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state and is expected to be confirmed. Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to appoint an interim Senator until a special election can be held. The Boston Herald is reporting Barney Frank is the leading candidate for the interim position. Frank didn't seek reelection to Congress after redistricting was finalized. Instead, he announced his retirement. Patrick has said he isn't interested in the position. Massachusetts Attorney …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
President Barrack Obama is expected to nominate Senator John Kerry for Secretary of State, leading to speculation that Scott Brown will run again.
The Huffington Post is reporting Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) will be President Barrack Obama's choice to be replace Hilary Clinton as Secretary of State. Sources tell ABC's Jake Tapper that Kerry's name will be put up for nomination. If Kerry's nomination is confirmed, that will lead to speculation of another US Senate run by Scott Brown. The Wrentham Republican lost the senate seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in the November elections and will be leaving in January. Brown gave a farewell speech of the Senate floor this week. He was elected in a special election to replace the late Ted Kennedy. If Kerry leaves, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will appoint a successor to fill the term before a special election can be held. ABC says …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Would it be Scott Brown? Congressmen Markey or Capuano? Tell us who you think should run.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Washington Post is reporting that President Obama is considering appointing Massachusetts U.S. Sen. John Kerry as the Secretary of Defense. There was speculation Kerry would be the next Secretary of State. Either way Kerry's move to possibly become a member of Obama's cabinet will open up his current seat. Should he be appointed, a special election would be held to finish out Kerry's term, which expires in 2014. Conversation from the breakfast table this morning to the morning commute has everyone talking - who will run for Kerry's U.S. Senate seat if he's appointed? Could it be Scott Brown? Or maybe Congressmen Ed Markey or Michael Capuano? Only time will tell, but we know you're talking about it. So tell us, who do you think will …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Massachusetts senators talk about their thoughts on the holiday.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The state's two senators released remarks in honor of the Veterans Day holiday today. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) "On Veterans Day we honor the 24 million Americans who, at one time or another, have answered the call to serve their country in uniform. Also today, we as a nation must renew our commitment to these American warriors. For ten years, thousands of our nation’s veterans have shown uncommon courage and resilience during multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. We are lucky to live in a country where brave men and women are willing to risk everything so that we can be safe. They fight for each other, for us, and for the ideals that bind us together as one people—principles like freedom, equal justice and democratic government. …