Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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 …
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Gun control, health care, economy, foreign policy among major topics in first meeting of candidates.
Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey engaged Wednesday in their first debate before the U.S. Senate special election this month, and the tone was markedly similar to the tone of the overall campaign thus far. Gomez, the Republican Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL, and Markey, the Democratic Malden congressman since his election in 1976, jabbed at each other during the hour-long debate at WBZ-TV's studios and sponsored by the news station and the Boston Globe. Topics for the evening included gun control, health care, the economy, foreign policy, recent national political scandals, immigration and abortion. Time and again, Gomez pounded Markey for his years in Washington, painting the congressman as out of touch with Bay State …
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.
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.
Monday, April 22, 2013
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Monday, April 22. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 1. Nice: Monday is forecasted to be a sunny, yet cool, day. The sun is expected to be out for most of the day with a high temperature in the upper 40s and close to 50 degrees. 2. Pirie: The committee looking into whether the town should take action on its first right of refusal on the so-called Pirie property (Aquila Farm) is meeting again on Monday morning. The Pirie Property Committee meets at 7:30 a.m. in the Memorial room at Hamilton Town Hall. 3. Silence: Local radio stations and others are organizing a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, exactly one week after the two bombs exploded along Boylston Street in Boston, near the finish line of …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Candidates for the Democratic nomination for the state's open U.S. Senate seat squared off in Lowell Monday night.
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, commonly known as Obamacare. Markey (D-Malden) voted in favor of the bill that passed in 2010 while Lynch (D-South Boston) was one of just a few Democrats who opposed it. Markey said voting for the bill was the "proudest vote of my…
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate meet in their second debate.
The combatants for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate special election will square off Monday night in Lowell for their second debate leading up to the April 30 primary. Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) will participate in the debate being held at 7:30 p.m. at Durgin Hall on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The debate is being sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Center for Public Opinion and the Boston Herald. Questions for the debate will be posed by UMass Lowell students while the moderator will be reporter Jaclyn Cashman, according to the university. Markey and Lynch previously met for their first debate March 27 The two candidates agreed to six total debates before the …