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
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 …
Malden's congressman took more than twice the votes of Rep. Stephen Lynch, securing more than 71 percent of the vote on his home turf.
5,644 Malden voters turned out for Tuesday night's primary vote to replace Fmr. Sen. John Kerry's vacant Senate seat. . For the Democrats, Malden Rep. Edward Markey secured a large win over Rep. Stephen Lynch, with 3,525 to 1,392 votes. On the Republican ballot, private equity investor Gabriel Gomez secured a less decisive lead over Fmr. US Attorney Michael Sullivan and State Rep. Daniel Winslow. You can see the full break down in the unofficial results provided below. Voters will now choose between Markey and Gomez on Tuesday, June 25. Democrats: Republicans:
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
U.S. Senate special election polls will be open in the city from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The special primary election for the vacant U.S. Senate seat will be held throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts today. The Democratic primary will has U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden and U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch on the ballot, with Brett Rhyne of Needham as a write-in candidate. Republican combatants will be former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington, U.S. Navy SEAL veteran Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and State Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. The seat was vacated by John Kerry when he was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of State. The seat is currently held on an interim basis by Democrat William "Mo" Cowan. The winners of the two primaries will face off in a June 25 general election. The polls in Malden will be open …
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
Monday, April 15, 2013
Malden voted for Elizabeth Warren and owns fewer hybrid cars than the state average.
Monday, April 15
Malden is blue and brown. That’s what we found when we compared 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 Malden, 11.8 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: …
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…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Former State Rep. Stephen Smith, 57, of Everett, was sentenced to four months in prison after pleading guilty to voter fraud charges.
A former state representative was sentenced for civil rights violations Tuesday, for his role in submitting fradulent absentee ballot applications and using them to cast invalid ballots in multiple elections. Former State Rep. Stephen Smith, 57, of Everett, was sentenced to four months in prison, followed by a year of supervised release and a $20,000 fine. Smith pleaded guilty to the charges last December, and was subsequently forced to resign his elected position as part of a plea agreement. He is barred from seeking elected office for five years. Smith represented the 28th Middlesex District, including a Ward 7 of Malden.
Here's some information about how to register to vote in the special state primary for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.
Today, Wednesday, is the last day to register to vote in the April 30 special state primary for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. You can register in person at the city's election office at the clerk's office on the third floor of city hall. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents can also download a mail-in voter registration form on the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website. Once that form is filled out and signed, it must be mailed to the Malden election office and postmarked by today, April 10, for you to be eligible to vote.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Tell us what you think in the comments below.
Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) dropped a bombshell on Thursday night when he told reporters following a speech in Nashua that he wouldn't rule out a run for Senate in New Hampshire. "I'm not going to rule out anything right now," he said. Brown, who represented Massachusetts in the Senate from 2009 to 2012, owns a vacation home in Rye, N.H., so it's not that far fetched. His announcement drew an immediate response from Democrats, who flooded the Twitterverse with comments and jokes about the former Massachusetts Senator's prospects should he choose to take on incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in 2014. What do you think? Should Scott Brown run for Senate in New Hampshire in 2014? Or should he stay in Massachusetts? Tell us in our comments …