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 …
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
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…
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 at the Channel 5 studios in Needham. The two candidates agreed…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
It was a very busy week in the race for U.S. Senate. Things started to get heated as the candidates continue to race toward the April 30 primaries. We saw candidates lashing out at party backing, another facing an ethics complaint, new poll numbers, and more. Let’s start with the Democrats this week. Democratic candidates Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Edward Markey (D-Malden) will face off in a second debate Monday night in Lowell. If the news of the past week is any indication, it should make for an interesting back and forth between the candidates. Lynch took aim at his party leaders last week for supporting Markey. Lynch told the Boston Herald that the Democratic leaders haven’t been fair and told them that he thinks they’ve done …
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 …