Thursday, March 28, 2013
GOP and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate debated Wednesday night at the Channel 5 studios in Needham.
In the days leading up to the first Democratic U.S. Senate debate, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) has been called upon frequently to explain the vote he took against the health care reform bill in 2010. Wednesday night, Lynch and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) went several rounds on the topic. They faced-off for 30 minutes at the Channel 5 studios in Needham following a contest among the three declared Republican candidates. For Markey, President Obama's initiative, aimed at universal health care coverage, was "the proudest vote of my career." "Steve, when that vote came up you were wrong," Markey said. For Lynch, taxes and a lopsided deal for insurance companies were among the problems that outweighted benefits such as the …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
State Rep Daniel Winslow, former US 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 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 Representative Daniel B. Winslow (R-Norfolk) said in his closing statement referring U.S. Congressmen Ed Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). Winslow, former US 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 …
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 …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The forum is set for Tuesday at Stonehill College.
The three GOP candidates for U.S. Senate will face off for the first time Tuesday in Easton, according to the Boston Globe. State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez will participate in an hour-long forum starting at 7 p.m. at Stonehill College. The debate will be live-streamed on WCVB-TV’s website. The three candidates are vying for the Republican nomination in the April 30 primary. The winner will take on the winner of the Stephen Lynch-Edward Markey battle on the Democratic side of the ballot.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Nomination papers deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 27
With only days to go before nomination papers are due in the race for U.S. Senate, last week was a busy one for announced and potential candidates looking to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. The Republican field lost one prominent candidate, and another generated a bit of controversy. On the Democratic side, Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) have been working through their pre-primary debate schedule and campaigning across the state. Democrats Markey and Lynch hit the road Both Democratic candidates hit the road again last week from Pittsfield to Salem, meeting with residents and attending fundraisers. Markey had campaign stops in Taunton, Fall River, Lowell …
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 …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Sample ballots for the Democratic, Republican and Green/Rainbow Party primaries.
The Fall Election season ramps up tomorrow with the State Primary. Locally, the Primary battle that has garnered the most attention is the GOP race for State Senate, where Andover Selectmen Alex Vispoli is challenging state Rep. Paul Adams, R-Andover, for the right to take on incumbent state Sen. Barry Finegold, D-Andover, in November. Attached you will find copies of the State Primary Ballots for the Democratic, Republican and Green/Rainbow Party. Polling places in Tewksbury are as follows: 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…
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.
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…