Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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
The U.S. Senate special state primary election is today.
Today’s U.S. Senate Special State Primary Election will result with a Democratic and Republican nominee who will vie for the seat vacated by now Secretary of State John Kerry. Voters registered as Democrat, Republican or unenrolled can vote for their party’s candidate today. Polls are open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. The candidates: Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow West Roxbury voters vote in Ward 20 locations. Voters in Boston can use this search tool to find their polling location or contact the Boston Election Department at 617-635-3767. This is a list of polling locations in Boston.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Who taught John Connolly more about politics? His mother or father?
Boston mayoral candidate and current At-Large City Councilor John Connolly fielded questions from Patch about running a campaign during a tragedy, Boston Public Schools assignment plan, and how his mother influenced him more in politics than his father. Patch: First – how are you, your family and friends after the recent tragic events in and around Boston? Connolly: My family like so many of us from Boston are still in a state of shock and also incredibly thankful for the amazing job the first responders and law enforcement did. We're also really grieving for all the victims. I don’t think this is the type of thing that is going to fade away. I think we’re all going to carry parts of this for the rest of our lives. Patch: How has that …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Markey, Lynch, Sullivan, Winslow, Gomes - what did they say when faced with tough questions?
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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
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The District 4 city councilor has pulled nomination papers for both positions.
District 4 Boston City Councilor Charles Yancey has pulled nomination papers for both the mayoral and district races. Yancey was first elected to the Boston City Council in 1983 and is the longest sitting councilor. His decision to run for both positions is not unheard of, as past candidates have done the same. Along with Yancey, some of the more noted mayoral candidates who have pulled nomination papers, according to Boston's Election Department, include Boston District 8 City Councilor Mike Ross, Charles Clemons Jr., Will Dorcena, former state representative Althea Garrison, Barstool Sports website owner DavidPortnoy and former city councilor Gareth Saunders. If Yancey chooses to run for his current council seat, the field could be …
Monday, April 22, 2013
District Councilor Rob Consalvo talks about raising his profile citywide, and continuing the discussion of improving the Boston Public Schools system.
District 5 City Councilor Rob Consalvo met with Patch at his Hyde Park office (with new campaign offices coming soon) to discuss his mayoral candidacy, his public service record, the Boston Public Schools, and why Boston residents should vote for him. Patch: Why did you decide to run for mayor? Consalvo: I’m running for mayor because I love the city of Boston. I think it’s the greatest city on Earth. Most importantly I love public service and helping people. And I love city government and being on the front lines of making a difference in people’s lives. After 11 years on the Boston City Council I am ready, willing and able to serve all of Boston’s neighborhoods. I believe I have had a unique experience of having a vision and a proven …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Due to the extreme situations currently taking place in the Boston area, the Coffee and Conversation with Candidates events scheduled today and Monday have been cancelled.
The Coffee and Conversation with the Candidates series scheduled for today and Monday have been cancelled due to the extreme situations occurring presently in the Boston area. US Senate Republican candidate and state Rep. Dan Winslow, R-Northampton, was to appear at the Deutsches Altenheim German Centre today at 2 p.m. to speak and field questions. Fellow US Senate Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez was scheduled for Monday at 2 p.m. At present time the events will not be rescheduled without sufficient time before the primary election happening on April 30. Carol Kelly of the Deutsches Altenheim German Centre added, "We are in awe of our police, military and other public safety officials and officers, our governor, our mayor and our …
State Rep. Daniel Winslow will be at the Deutsches Altenheim German Centre for coffee and conversation with residents.
Today is a chance for you to speak to US Senate Republican candidate and state Rep. Dan Winslow in West Roxbury. The public is welcome to join Winslow for coffee and conversation at 2 p.m. today at the Deutsches Altenheim German Centre for Extended Care. Winslow's visit is part of the continued Coffee and Conversations with Candidates series held by the German Centre through the years. The format is that the candidate will be on a stage with a microphone and speak about his or her platform, and people will be able to ask the candidate questions. After the question and answer session period, the candidate usually stays around for more converation with individual voters. Former US Navy SEAL and fellow Republican US Senate candidate Gabriel…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Boston voted for Elizabeth Warren and owns more hybrid cards than the state average.
Boston is blue and green: That’s what we found when comparing data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Boston, 21.7 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a nice rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP separation: …