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 …
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 …
Monday, April 29, 2013
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Monday, April 29. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 1. Sun: Monday will be a sunny day – but not as warm as Sunday – with temperatures into the low 60s with a southeast wind. 2. Living on One Dollar: The film “Living on One Dollar” will be shown during the day on Monday at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School and again at night for a community showing. The film “provides a unique look into the hardship and hope of life in extreme poverty,” according to Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus. It will be shown starting at 7 pm. In the auditorium at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School. 3. Absentee ballots: Monday at noon is the last time you can request an absentee ballot for Tuesday’s special election primary. …
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.
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 …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Libertarian Daniel Fishman first announced his U.S. Senate bid in early February.
Libertarian Daniel Fishman of Beverly announced Sunday that he is immediately ending his campaign for the open U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts. Fishman burst onto the politican scene last year as a candidate for the Sixth Congressional District. In that election, Fishman received 197 votes, or 4.5 percent of the vote in Hamilton. In Wenham, Fishman received 93 votes, or 4 percent. Some politiocal observers said that Fishman took votes away from the Republican candidate Richard Tisei, attracting votes from people that were more aligned with Tisei than U.S. Rep. John Tierney, the incumbent Democrat who was narrowly reelected. Fishman said in an announcement Sunday that he will not be submitting signatures to the Secretary of State for …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
State Rep. Daniel Winslow, former U.S. attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and former Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez discussed a wide-range of issues in the hour-long debate
The quest to become the "Washington outsider" representing the Republican Party in this year's Massachusetts special U.S. Senate election was underway at Stonehill College Tuesday night when GOP candidates met in their first primary debate. "Electing either of the Democratic nominees would be a sign of 'surrender' that we have given up," State Rep. Daniel B. Winslow (R-Norfolk) said in his closing statement, referring to U.S. Congressmen Ed Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). Winslow, former U.S. attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and former Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez discussed a wide-range of issues in the hour-long debate, including Roe vs. Wade, gun control, immigration, social security and the economy. The debate was …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Tuesday, March 12. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 1. Rain: Tuesday will be a cloudy and rainy day, with heavy rain forecasted for later in the day and temperatures into the mid-50s. But it should not last for long – the rain is forecasted to move out overnight and Wednesday is supposed to be a sunny day. 2. Choralfest: Choruses from all of the schools in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District come together for Choralfest on Tuesday night at Gordon College. It starts at 7 p.m. in the Chapel and admission is free. The annual event includes performances of “family favorites and classics” and ends with a “mass sing” where all of the choirs join together. 3. Unemployment: We’ll hear the latest …