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 …
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.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Arlington voters backed their representative in Congress.
Arlington voters came out to the polls Tuesday for their representative in Congress. They cast 6,201 votes for U.S. Rep Ed Markey, the statewide winner in the Democratic primary who currently represents Arlington in the 5th Congressional District, giving him a 76-23 percent edge over U.S. Rep Stephen Lynch (1,901 votes) in town. Markey earned 57 percent of the vote statewide. In the Republican primary, Arlington went 47 percent for statewide winner Gabriel Gomez (547), 40 percent for Michael Sullivan (469), the statewide runner-up, and 12 percent for Dan Winslow (135). The Republican candidates got 56, 36 and 13 percent statewide. Arlington had a 31 percent turnout. Markey and Gomez will now face off at a special election on Tuesday, June …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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
Polls for today's special U.S. Senate primary election will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Today is Tuesday, April 30. Here are five things you need to know. 1.) The special primary election for the vacant U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts will be held throughout the commonwealth today. Find your polling place in Arlington, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. 2.) The Democratic primary has U.S. Reps. Ed Markey, who represents Arlington, and Stephen Lynch on the ballot. Needham’s Brett Rhyne is also running as a write-in candidate. 3.) Republican candidates are U.S. Navy SEAL veteran Gabriel Gomez, of Cohasset, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, of Abington, and state Rep. Dan Winslow, of Norfolk. 4.) See our interviews with all of the candidates. 5.) Today should be sunny with a high near 69, according to the…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Don't forget to vote.
Today is Monday, April 29. Here are five things you need to know. 1.) The Massachusetts U.S. Senate primary is Tuesday, April 30. For the Democrats, Reps. Ed Markey, who represents Arlington, and Stephen Lynch will face off. For the Republicans, Gabriel Gomez, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and Dan Winslow will square off. See our interviews with all of the candidates, including Democratic write-in candidate Brett Rhyne, and find your polling place. 2.) Tonight, Town Meeting members will decide whether or not to lift Arlington’s long-standing ban on self-service gasoline. Read more. 3.) Take a look inside our “Home of the Week,” a 100-year-old colonial on Windermere Park on the market for $899,000. 4.) Last week was busy in town. …
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
Arlington voted for Elizabeth Warren and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Arlington is green and blue: 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 Arlington, 29.8 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to 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
The following is a Letter to the Editor from Judson Pierce, a newly re-elected School Committee member and Draper Avenue resident.
Wednesday, April 10
I want to thank everyone who came out to vote in this past weekend's election. I am very humbled by the strong show of support you offered me. I also wish to thank my campaign chair, Kurt Fusaris, and the many folks who contributed to my team with their time and generosity. My wife Laura and my family deserve special praise, love and appreciation because of the sacrifice that this campaign and the term of service means to our family. I love my family from the bottom of my heart. Because of the confidence you placed in me, it is incumbent upon me now to continue working just as hard on your behalf. We have come a long way in three years, but we cannot rest on our laurels. I am cognizant of the fact that while the School Committee has …