Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Massachusetts residents hit the polls today to vote for the Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate.
Polls open today at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. To view the April 30, 2013 Special State Primary Ballots, click on the links below: Democratic Specimen Ballot Special State Primary April 30, 2013 Republican Specimen Ballot Special State Primary April 30, 2013 There are two polling locations in Sudbury: To find what precinct you reside in, click on the link below: Precinct numbers for streets in Sudbury.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The forum will feature Democratic and Republican challengers in Needham at WCVB.
Five candidates seeking the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John Kerry will debate for the first time in one place tonight in Needham. The two Democrats and three Republicans vying for the vacated position will face off in two separate, 30-minute debates in an event sponsored by the Boston Media Consortium and held at the Channel 5 studios. The debate will air live from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be moderated by R.D. Sahl. Patch will be among the media organizations covering the event. The primary election is April 30. On the Democratic side, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) will square off against U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). In the latest UMass Lowell poll, Markey leads Lynch 50 percent to 29.5 percent, according to the …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Other candidates still looking to get on the ballot, but here’s a look back at the week in the race for U.S. Senate.
It was a wild week, as the special election for John Kerry’s U.S. Senate seat continued to take shape. Though many Republican contenders were rumored to jump into the race, so far only three have officially announced their candidacies. Republican State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) announced officially on Thursday that he is running for U.S. Senate. Earlier last week, Winslow said he was forming an exploratory committee for the U.S. Senate seat. Winslow represents the 9th Norfolk District, consisting of the towns of Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham, along with Precincts 3 and 4 in Medfield, Precinct 1 in Millis and Precinct 5 in Walpole. Also announcing this week was former Ashland Board of Selectmen Chairman Jon Fetherston, who …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Money will play a key role in race that’s right around the corner.
Republicans continue to come forward exploring the possibility of running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the appointment of John Kerry to Secretary of State, but so far only one has officially announced a run. With just 21 days until nomination papers have to be filed, two more Republicans announced on Tuesday that they were exploring their options – State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester). Also in the mix: Former Nantucket selectman and county commissioner Douglas Bennett says he’s making a bid for the seat. And according to the Boston Globe, former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez, of Cohasset is considering a run. Several Republicans have already been down this path in the past week and …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Senate race will have a Democratic primary, and a Libertarian candidate has now announced. But still no official Republican contender.
With local Republicans still scrambling to find someone to run for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to U.S. 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 after …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Boston.com is reporting an early salvo has been fired in what could be the Senate special election showdown.
In a radio interview Wednesday morning, U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) jabbed at Democratic Congressman Edward Markey about his residency in Malden, according to a Boston.com report. Brown questioned if Markey still lives in the state anymore and also told WTKK-FM he often sees members of the Bay State congressional delegation on planes trips home but said "I have never seen Ed on the airplane—ever," according to the report. "Scott Brown has not yet announced that he is running for Senate, but he is already launching false, personal attacks from the sidelines," said Giselle Barry, a spokesperson for Markey. "Ed Markey lives in Malden, and has lived there his entire life. He and his wife own their home in Malden. He is proud to come from and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press. Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts. An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night. "We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win." "You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Trailing in the latest polls, Elizabeth Warren charged Scott Brown is part of a Republican war on women. Do you agree, or is this just a stunt?
Senator Scott Brown has opened up a lead over challenger Elizabeth Warren in a new poll released Tuesday. Public Policy Polling has Brown over Warren by five points. On the stump, however, Warren's on the offensive, saying Brown and the Republican party are waging a war on women. She's pointed to comments by Missouri Senate hopeful Todd Akin as the latest evidence of that war. Akin has been roundly condemned by liberals and conservatives alike for his statement that it's rare for women to become pregnant after a "legitimate rape." Akin has apologized and attempted to clarify his statement, saying he meant "forcible rape." Brown has publicly called on Akin to drop out of the race, and asked that the Republican party soften its stance on …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Democratic contender for U.S. Senate seat reportedly acknowledges she told schools of her heritage, but after she was hired.
After weeks of controversy, Elizabeth Warren tells the Boston Globe that yes, she told Harvard and University of Pennsylvania about her Native American ancestry, but says it came up after she was already hired. What do you think about her actions, how she handled the controversy, and, most of all, if or how much that should figure into your vote this fall for either Warren (or her Democratic colleague in the race, Marisa DeFranco) or Republican Sen. Scott Brown? Tell us by voting in the poll, or be more specific and articulate in the comments section below.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Democratic frontrunner Elizabeth Warren is expected to challenge Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown.
Massachusetts voters will have three choices for someone to challenge Republican Senator Scott Brown: frontrunner and Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, immigration lawyer Marisa DeFranco, and corporate lawyer James Coyne King. Each of the candidates lists what they believe are the most important issues in this race on their campaign websites: Scott Brown on the issues; Elizabeth Warren on the issues; Marisa DeFranco on the issues; James Coyne King on the issues. But we want to know what you think is the most important issue. Please share your ideas by taking this poll and by commenting in the comment section below.