Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Somerville congressman has indicated he's not happy with the political culture in Washington.
Rep. Michael Capuano, formerly mayor of Somerville, is getting closer to making a decision about whether or not to run for governor in 2014, according to the State House News Service. "The clock is running, so I’m closer," Capuano told reporters Monday, according to the news service. The State House News Service said the congressman has been frustrated with gridlock in the House of Representatives. "We’ve been doing almost nothing but pontificating and posturing for almost this entire year," he said. In February, Capuano told WBUR, "Part of me thinks that some of the more interesting, more important fights over the next several years might be conducted at statehouses around the country and not necessarily on Capitol Hill." He said at the …
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 said …
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.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
92 percent of Somerville voters cast ballots in the Democratic primary.
Somerville voters chose Rep. Ed Markey, a Democrat, and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez, a Republican, in Tuesday's special primary for U.S. Senate. Voters in the rest of the state concurred, as both candidates will face off against each other in a special election on June 25. In Somerville, Markey earned 75 percent of the vote while his Democratic primary opponent, Rep. Stephen Lynch, took 24 percent of the vote. Markey had 6,587 votes and Lynch had 2,120 votes, according to unofficial results from the Somerville Election Department. On the Republican side, Gomez received 47 percent of the vote in Somerville. His primary opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and State Rep. Dan Winslow received 35 percent and 17 percent of the …
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
Find Somerville voting information and special senate election coverage here.
Tuesday is the special state primary for U.S. Senate. On the Democratic side, the primary pits two congressmen, Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch, against each other. On the Republican side, three contenters, Dan Winslow, Gabriel Gomez and Michael Sullivan, are vying for their party's nomination. The winners of today's primary will move on to the special senate election on June 25. If you're not voting today (and you should be), know that the deadline to register for the June 25 special election is June 5. Yes. At your polling location you will choose a Democratic or Republican ballot, and you will remain unenrolled.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The primary is Tuesday, April 30. We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
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…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Courtney O'Keefe was nominated to replace the Ward 5 alderman, the process for appointing her led to a long debate.
Sean O'Donovan, who served as alderman in Somerville's Ward 5 since 2000 and, before that, was the ward's School Committee representative between 1995 and 1999, resigned from the Somerville Board of Aldermen Thursday night. Citing the time commitment it takes to be an alderman, O'Donavan said he was stepping down due to family obligations and because his law practice—in Ball Square—needs more of his attention. "It's a huge sacrifice on your family … it takes a lot of time," he said about the commitment it takes to serve on the Board of Aldermen. In stepping down, O'Donavan said, "I've truly treasured representing Ward 5," and he pointed to a number of local accomplishments, including building new schools, fighting to keep the Brown School …