Thursday, May 9, 2013
Congressman leads Gabriel Gomez by 17 points.
A new Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH) poll shows a strong lead for Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey over Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate special election. The poll of 500 likely voters has Markey at 52 percent and Gomez at 35 percent. Eleven percent of voters in the poll were undecided. A third-party candidate, Richard Heos of the Twelve Visions Party, got 1 percent and another 1 percent refused to respond. David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, said along with the announcement of the poll that Markey has "a large lead over his Republican opponent who voters are unsure about." Indeed, 32 percent of those polled said …
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
See how Hamilton and Wenham voted on Tuesday in the special election primary for U.S. Senate.
Voters in Hamilton and Wenham both backed the eventual winners of Tuesday's U.S. Senate primary. In Hamilton, Republican Gabriel Gomez received 244 votes, Michael Sullivan 102 and Daniel Winslow 60 votes. Things were much the same in Wenham, where Gomez received 126 votes, Sullivan got 60 and Winslow had 42. Eventual winner Ed Marley was tops in both towns for Democrats, with 212 votes in Wenham to Stephen Lynch's 58. Hamilton Democrats backed Markey with 308 votes over Lynch's 151 votes. Turnout was low, as expected. In Hamilton, 15 percent of voters went to the poll sat Winthrop Elementary School, In Wenham turnout was 17 percent. Gomez and Markey will face each other in the June 25 general election.
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 polls will be open all day in both towns on Tuesday for the special primary election for U.S. Senate.
Tuesday is a special election primary for U.S. Senate. Here in Hamilton and Wenham, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in both towns. Voters in all three Hamilton precincts vote at the Winthrop Elementary School and all Wenham voters go to the polls at Wenham Town Hall. The only item on the ballot will be to narrow the field for U.S. Senate. The general election in June will decide who will fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant when John Kerry became Secretary of State. Registered Republicans will get a Republican ballot and registered Democrats will get a Democratic ballot. Unenrolled voters can choose the ballot they want. On the Republican ballot is Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan and Daniel Winslow and the Democratic ballot …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday in a primary election for teh open U.S. Senate seat. Learn about the two Democrat and three Republican candidates.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
One of the three Republicans seeking the party's nomination in next week's primary election will be in Wenham on Thursday morning.
Gabriel Gomez, one of the three Republican running for the U.S. Senate, will make a breakfast stop in Wenham on Thursday morning. Gomez had originally planned to visit on Tuesday, April 16 - the morning after the Boston Marathon bombings - but it was postponed. Gomez will be at Henderson's Cafe starting at about 7:45 a.m. and will be there about a half hour, meeting voters. Former Hamilton Selectmen Jeff Stinson is helping organize Gomez's viist and said he is "very excited he will be joining us." Gomez will faces Republicans Daniel Winslow and Michael Sullivan in next Tuesday's Republican primary. The winner will go on to the face the Democratic Party nominee - either U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch or U.S. Rep. Ed Markey - in the June general …
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 23, 2013
Voters will go to the polls next week in the primary for the special election for U.S. Senate.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Hamilton and Wenham voted for Scott Brown and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Hamilton and Wenham are both green and red. That’s what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Hamilton, 19.9 out of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid and in Wenham it is 25.2 out of 1,00- vehicles. That is compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. …