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. Each candidate could agree on one thing: they believe the other candidate's ideas are "old and …
Debate to air on WCVB Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Another U.S. Senate election for Massachusetts is drawing to a close, with the two combatants set to square off one final time before voters head to the polls June 25. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey of Malden and Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez will hold the last of three debates Tuesday evening in the race to fill the seat formerly held by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The debate will air live from 7 to 8 p.m. on WCVB (Channel 5). The debate will be moderated by R.D. Sahl of Boston University. The two previous debates for the candidates were held in Boston and Springfield. Recent polling has suggested an edge for Markey in the race. Both candidates have received visits from high-profile …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A look at how Weymouth voted.
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
Weymouth bucked the state trend and went with Lynch in a landslide.
The way Weymouth residents voted on Tuesday did not mirror the rest of the state. Weymouth voters overwhelmingly favored Stephen Lynch, giving him 74 percent of the vote compared to Rep. Ed Markey's 26 percent. Lynch, whose Congressional district includes Weymouth, lost statewide to Markey 43 percent to 57 percent, according to the Boston Globe. Markey will face former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez in the general election June 25. In Weymouth, Abington resident Michael Sullivan received 168 more votes than Gomez. Sullivan took 51 percent of the ballot compared to Gomez’s 43 percent and Dan Winslow’s 6 percent. Over 5800 Democrats casted votes across the 18 Weymouth precincts compared to just 2,000 Republican ballots.
The Weymouth polling places remain quiet for the Special Senate Primary Election
The polling places in Weymouth were very quiet on Tuesday morning, despite many of the US Senate candidates having strong South Shore connections. Stephen Lynch is Weymouth’s congressman, Republican candidate Michael Sullivan is from Abington and has his headquarters in Weymouth, and his opponent Gabriel Gomez is from nearby Cohasset, but they haven't sparked much interest from voters. Sandy Gildea, warden for Precinct 4 said the voter turnout was very low on Tuesday. Gildea, who has been working the Weymouth precinct for 15 years said this election is “less interesting” than past years. “The turnout is very low, but it’s what it would be for a Primary,” she said. Over the years she has noticed that many unenrolled voters don’t cast a …
Where to vote in Weymouth.
With the Special Senate Primary Election today, you may be wondering exactly where you will vote in Weymouth. To find your precinct, click HERE. And for your convenience, below there is a Google map with blue pins listing where those voting places are for each of the Weymouth precincts. Also, if you are searching for any other election information about specific candidates, races, campaign finances and more, check Patch's interviews with each of the Republican and Democratic Election candidates. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Here is the complete list of polling places from the Town Hall Website:
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
Tuesday, April 9, 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 an exchange on health care. 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 …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
It was a very busy week in the race for U.S. Senate. Things started to get heated as the candidates continue to race toward the April 30 primaries. We saw candidates lashing out at party backing, another facing an ethics complaint, new poll numbers, and more. Let’s start with the Democrats this week. Democratic candidates Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Edward Markey (D-Malden) will face off in a second debate Monday night in Lowell. If the news of the past week is any indication, it should make for an interesting back and forth between the candidates. Lynch took aim at his party leaders last week for supporting Markey. Lynch told the Boston Herald that the Democratic leaders haven’t been fair and told them that he thinks they’ve done …