Friday, May 10, 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
The two will 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 you this question. If the Special Election were today - who would you vote for right now? Markey or Gomez? Tell us in our comments section below.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Local results from the Massachusetts Senate Special Primary Election.
Local results closely mirrored the statewide groundswell that carried Gabriel Gomez to a shocking landslide victory in Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate Primary. Gomez, an equity investor and former Navy SEAL, carried 51 percent of the vote (94,243) to easily trounce former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan (36 percent, 66,536) and state Sen. Dan Winslow (13 percent, 24,171). Gomez will take on Democratic nominee Congressman Ed Markey in the general election on June 25. The winner will succeed John Kerry, who resigned in February after being confirmed as Secretary of State. Since then, the seat has been filled in the interim by Gov. Deval Patrick appointee Mo Cowan. In Tewksbury, where just 15 percent of the town's 20,953 registered voters …
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
Here is the information you need to know as you prepare to cast your vote.
It's Election Day here in Tewksbury ... again. Voters are casting ballots in the Special Democratic and Republican U.S. Senate Primaries. The Democratic race is between Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey. The Republican Race is between newcomer Gabriel Gomez, state Senator Dan Winslow and former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan. Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. As a reminder, here are the Tewksbury polling locations. Precinct 1 Senior Center 175 Chandler St. Precinct 1A Senior Center 175 Chandler St. Precinct 2 Recreation Center 286 Livingston St. Precinct 2A Recreation Center 286 Livingston St. Precinct 3 Lowell Assembly of …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Reader says Markey is a leading proponent of nuclear power plant safety.
To the Editor: In the primary election on Tuesday April 30, No More Fukushimas strongly endorses Congressman Edward J. Markey as the next U.S. senator from Massachusetts. As a leading proponent of nuclear power plant safety at the Seabrook nuclear power plant– as well as at nuclear plants across the nation—Ed Markey has worked tirelessly to protect the public safety of thousands of Massachusetts families and millions of Americans. For decades, Congressman Markey has been a powerful voice for those of us who live and work in the shadow of the Seabrook plant. The public needs Ed Markey now more than ever, as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Seabrook plant owners rush to extend the operating license of the Seabrook nuclear …
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
Monday, April 15, 2013
Tewksbury voted for Scott Brown in November and owns right around as many hybrid cars as the state average.
Tewksbury is 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 Tewksbury, 17.2 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, just slightly below 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. The data is a nice rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
A look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
Just a little more than two weeks until the primary election to see which Democrat and Republican will go head to head to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. Monday night, U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Edward Markey (D-Malden) met in their second debate which contained few fireworks. 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. On Wednesday night, it was the Republicans’ turn as they went face to face in the WBZ-TV studios moderated by the station’s Jon Keller. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Town Clerk's office open extended hours for residents to register to vote in time for the Special Senate Primary.
Wednesday, April 10
(Editor's note: The following information has been submitted by Town Clerk Denise Graffeo.) A voter registration session has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 1009 Main Street. Denise Graffeo, Town Clerk, informs residents who have not registered to vote, this is the final day to register to vote or change party enrollment for the upcoming April 30, 2013 Special State Primary. Residents must be 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day to be eligible to register. Residents may also register to vote during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Mail-in Voter Registration and Change of Party forms may also be obtained on our municipal …