Tuesday, April 2, 2013
State party believes congressman is using taxpayer-funded resources for his campaign among other complaints, Boston Herald reports.
Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) will face an ethics complaint from the Bay State Republican Party that alleges coordination between the U.S. Senate candidate’s campaign and congressional office and improper use of footage from Congress in TV ads, according to a report in the Boston Herald Tuesday. MassGOP Executive Director Nate Little told the Herald they believe Markey has been using taxpayer-funded resources from his congressional office for campaign purposes. The state GOP plans on filing a letter with the House Committee on Ethics Tuesday, according to the Herald. Little also said two Markey campaign ads feature video footage from the House floor, as well as committee sessions, which Little told the Herald is forbidden under …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Video highlights of the first candidates forum of the campaign season.
Sunday, March 24
Earlier this months, candidates for office in the April 6 Tewksbury Municipal Election, along with two Republican candidates for US Senate, gathered at Town Hall for the first candidates forum of the 2013 Election season. The event was sponsored by the Tewksbury GOP Town Committee. Videographer Nick James put together the following highlight video from the event. http://vimeo.com/61686943
Friday, March 8, 2013
Gomez, Sullivan and Winslow to participate in Republican Town Committee forum.
Without question, Tewksbury is one of the most Republican-leaning communities in Massachusetts. So it's appropriate that this should be the site of the first skirmish in the truncated primary battle for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, private equity investor and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez and state Rep. Daniel Winslow will be at Tewksbury Town Hall on Saturday at 3 p.m. for the Republican Town Committee's Candidate Forum. The forum, which is open to the public, will also feature appearances by at least 11 of the candidates for office in the April 6 Municipal Election. A final list of the participants has not yet been released by the TRTC. However, the three GOP Senate candidates are likely to …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Senate race will have a Democratic primary, and a Libertarian candidate has now announced. But still no Republican contender.
With local Republicans still scrambling to find someone to run in the race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State, we do have some other contenders who have jumped into the fray. On Monday, Beverly Libertarian Daniel Fishman announced he would attempt to get on the ballot for the U.S. Senate special election. Fishman garnered more than 16,000 votes in the 6th Congressional District election last fall finishing third behind Congressman John Tierney and Republican candidate Richard Tisei. "The thing I became most aware of on the campaign trail is that there is a large group of citizens in Massachusetts who are not being represented by the Democratic machine, which elects favorite sons time …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Who do you think should be the Republican candidate?
Scott Brown ended speculation Friday afternoon as to whether he would run for U.S. Senate, announcing that he is not entering the race for the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s confirmation to the post of Secretary of State. Two Democratic political opponents – Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) – will face off in the April 30 primary with the special election set for June 25. There are currently no Republican candidates in the race. Markey, who represents the 5th Congressional District, kicked off his campaign in December. Lynch launched his bid with a formal announcement Thursday afternoon. Lynch represents the 8th Congressional District. With Brown out of the running, what Republican would…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Submit your questions to the League of Women Voters now for this week's state primary forum.
The League of Women Voters of Andover/North Andover is sponsoring a State Primary Candidates Forum on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Andover Memorial Library. State Rep. Paul Adams and Andover Selectman Alex Vispoli, Republican candidates for the 2nd Essex and Middlesex District State Senate seat, have both said they would attend the forum. Candidates for Register of Deeds Northern Essex will also participate. The event will feature only questions submitted in advance, so League members and others are encouraged to submit all questions in advance via email before Aug. 30 to VoterServiceAndover@lwv-andovers.org.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Patch asked their political influencers state-wide to react to the news Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney's running mate.
An overwhelming majority of influential Republicans from Massachusetts say Mitt Romney's choice of running mate Paul Ryan, will galvanize the state GOP: that’s the finding of a Red Commonwealth Snap Poll survey of influential conservatives sent out after Saturday morning's announcement. When Patch asked Massachusetts Republicans if Paul Ryan as vice president would help undecided Massachusetts voters, the answers were split down the middle with half saying they strongly agree and the other half saying they strongly disagree. "He is incredibly smart and can convey concepts in easy-to-understand language," one respondent said was an advantage to having Ryan on the Romney ticket. Others noted Ryan's youth, ability to articulate himself and …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
In our inaugural “Red Commonwealth" survey, influential Republicans paint an early picture for November's general election
An overwhelming majority of influential Republicans in Massachusetts say Mitt Romney has missed an opportunity so far in the presidential race by not explaining Romneycare and how it differs from Obamacare: that’s the finding of this week’s inaugural Red Commonwealth survey of influential conservatives. When Patch asked Massachusetts Republicans what part of Romney's record as Massachusetts governor he has explained poorly to conservatives, one respondent said: "Romney has not adequately explained the difference between the Massachusetts version of universal healthcare and the federal version." Ninety percent of survey responders agreed Romney had missed an opportunity on Romneycare. Another respondent said Romney has not done a good job…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Congressional candidate visits Tewksbury Republican Committee.
_Republican Congressional candidate Richard Tisei_ is preparing to step up his campaign, announcing plans to open a campaign headquarters in Lynnfield on Saturday, Jan. 21. But if the North Shore is home for Tisei, he recognizes that the GOP-rich Merrimack Valley will be the key to defeating Bill Hudak for the Republican nomination in the reconfigured 6th Congressional District. On Monday, Jan. 9, Tisei stopped by the Bunting Club, to speak with members of the Tewksbury Republican Committee. Tisai, who ran unsuccessfully for Lt. Governor in 2010, spent quite a while fielding questions from those in attendance. Many of the questions dealt with where Tisei stands on traditional conservative issues. "I'm a Goldwater conservative," said Tisei…
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Several GOP legislators visited Andover Monday to discuss how to create jobs and cut costs for both small business owners as well as larger employers in the state.
Several Republican state representatives spoke with small business owners at the Andover's Memorial Hall Library on Monday to discuss what can be done about the lack of jobs and healthy business throughout the state. Andover is one of the last stops on the GOP jobs tour, which has already been down by Cape Cod as well as the south shore. Many business owners, including Rep. Jim Lyons, stated how a laundry list of fees, taxes and permits must be dealt with in order to run a business in Massachusetts. Legislator at the forum included Lyons, R-Andover, Paul Adams, R-Andover, House Minority Leader Brad Jones, R-North Reading, Donald Wong, R-Saugus and Brad Hill, R-Ipswich. “A job, and a good job, is the most preferable program out there,” said…