Candidates say they are ready to take on Ed Markey.
A trio of Republicans in the new fifth district are vying for the opportunity to challenge Ed Markey for his long-held seat in congress. Voters heading to the polls for Thursday's primary in the new district will see three names on the ballot for the Republican nomination: Tom Tierney, Frank Addivinola and Jeff Semon. Each of the three wants the chance to topple Ed Markey, a Democrat from Malden. It's a tall task -- Markey has been elected to 18 consecutive terms and has never won by less than 28 points. But his district has been re-aligned since his last election in 2010, and it has added Southborough, Ashland, Holliston, Sherborn, most of Sudbury and about half of Cambridge. The district shuffle could create an opportunity for whichever …
Jeff Semon is a candidate for U.S. Congress for the 5th Congressional District in Massachusetts
Saturday, January 14, 2012
In a move that further exemplifies why we must redirect our government in order to restore our economy, Rep. Ed Markey (D) MA-5 has decided to fight the law of supply & demand. His consistent failure to understand basic economics damages our economy--in this instance, by stifling job creation and energy independence. In a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Mr. Markey questioned the impact of allowing U.S. companies to export liquefied natural gas with the following statement: 'I am worried that exporting America's natural gas would raise energy costs for American consumers, reduce the global competitiveness of U.S. businesses, make us more dependent on foreign sources of energy, and slow our transition away from dirtier fuels,' This …