Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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:
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The incumbent senator and widow of the late Sen. Kennedy both spoke positively about Markey's candidacy on Friday.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
A day after announcing his intention to run for U.S. Senate, Congressman Ed Markey received the backing of some big names in the Democratic party, including the incumbent senator, on Friday. Senator John Kerry, Vicki Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee all lined up behind Markey, reported the Washington Post. ”Ed’s one of the most experienced and capable legislators in the entire Congress and it would be an almost unprecedented occasion for such an accomplished legislator to join the Senate able to hit the ground running on every issue of importance to Massachusetts,” said Kerry in a statement. Kennedy also spoke positively about Markey's candidacy. “I believe that Congressman Ed…
Monday, December 17, 2012
With news that Sen. John Kerry may be tapped as Pres. Obama's nominee for Secretary of State, Markey said he will "seriously consider" making a run if the vacancy is announced.
Congressman Ed Markey told reporters he was "seriously considering" a run for Senate, should Sen. John Kerry be tapped as President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of state. Markey made the remarks to reporters at Malden City Hall, following a press conference regarding the city's proposed minor league baseball park. "I hope that John Kerry does become secretary of state; he will be a great secretary of state," Markey said. "When that announcement is made I will seriously consider looking at ... (the seat). "I am going to give it serious consideration," Markey said. Markey had made similar remarks in 2009, after the death of long-time Sen. Ted Kennedy. He ultimately decided not to run. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
It’s been an interesting week in the U.S. Senate Race between Democrat Elizabeth Warren and incumbent Republican Scott Brown.
First it was revealed that Harvard University once touted Warren’s marginal Native American heritage as proof of their faculty’s diversity. That story was followed up with another revealing one that Warren had listed herself as a minority professor between 1986 and 1995 in the Association of American Law Schools desk book, a major reference for legal professors. On Tuesday it was revealed that Brown, who ran for office vowing to kill President Obama’s health care law (and who has since voted three times to repeal it) took advantage of a key provision in it: the provision that allows him to keep his elder daughter on his congressional health insurance plan. Meanwhile, both candidates downplayed their wealth this week as they revealed their …