Thursday, May 9, 2013
Congressman leads Gabriel Gomez by 17 points.
Thursday, May 9
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 …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The special Senate primary election is set for Tuesday, April 30.
With the special Senate primary election set for Tuesday, April 30, check out where you can vote. To find your polling place, locate your ward and precinct in the list below. POLLING LOCATIONS/HOURS All polling places are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Ward 1/Precinct 1: Thomas R. Plympton Elementary School, 20 Farnsworth St. Ward 1/Precinct 2: Waltham High School, 617 Lexington St. Ward 2/Precincts 1 and 2: John F. Kennedy Middle School, 655 Lexington St. Ward 3/Precinct 1: Douglas MacArthur Elementary School, 494 Lincoln St. Ward 3/Precinct 2: Northeast Elementary School, 70 Putney Ln. Ward 4/Precincts 1 and 2: Fitzgerald Elementary School, 140 Beal Rd. Ward 5/Precincts 1 and 2: Former Bright School at 260 Grove St. Ward 6/Precinct 1: …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate debated Wednesday night at the Channel 5 studios in Needham.
The Republican candidates for U.S. Senate leaned on their diverse backgrounds to explain positions on issues ranging from the economy and debt reduction to gay marriage during a Wednesday night debate. Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL and businessman from Cohasset, said that hearing from a variety of perspectives served him well in the military and that he would bring those lessons to the Senate. State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), said "Obamacare is bad for Massachusetts" and adds federal bureaucracy on top of the state's system. He highlighted an upcoming legislative proposal on Beacon Hill to reduce health care costs. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan said he would rein in spending by trimming fat in the federal budget while …
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. On Wednesday night, Lynch and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) faced-off for 30 minutes at the WCVB-TV studios in Needham following a debate among the three declared Republican candidates. For Markey, voting for the Affordable Care Act 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 health insurance companies were among the problems that outweighted its benefits. Lynch said he disagreed with eliminating benefit caps and guaranteed suppport …
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.
One candidate has name recognition, but experts say no one has separated himself from the field yet. (or pulled ahead of the rest of the field).
The window for the three candidates for the Republican nomination in the U.S. Senate special election to make a name for themselves is a small one, with the April 30 primary just seven weeks away. Observers don’t believe there is a clear frontrunner at this point among the field of State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez. But strong fundraising, advertising and ground operations could change that quickly. Frank Talty, co-director of the UMass-Lowell Center For Public Opinion, believes Sullivan has a “slight advantage” at the moment because of his previous job, but not enough to pull away from Winslow and Gomez at the moment. “He had received some media attention in that …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Two Democrats and three Republicans submitted the needed 10,000 names.
Two Democrats and three Republicans submitted the required number of signatures to run in the special election for U.S. Senate, according to the Boston Globe. U.S. Reps. Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) each filed more than double the 10,000 certified signatures required. Markey led the way with nearly 34,000 signatures, while Lynch had just over 25,000. On the Republican side, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan filed nearly 19,000 signatures, followed by former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset at almost 17,000 and state Rep. Daniel Winslow of Norfolk at more than 13,000. Those totals only include those signatures submitted to the Secretary of State's office by Wednesday's 5 p.m. deadline. City and town …
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 …