Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Just 25 percent of the registered voters in the city turned out for yesterday's special Senate primary.
Falling in line with the rest of Massachusetts, Newton voters supported U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-5th) and Former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in yesterday's special Senate primary election. Here in the Garden City, Markey handily defeated U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-8th), taking 85 percent of Newton votes in the Democratic primary, according to the Newton Election Commission's unofficial results. Meanwhile, Gomez took 54.5 percent of Newton votes in the Republican primary, defeating former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk). Overall, the unofficial results show that 25 percent of Newton voters made it to the polls yesterday, or 13,731 voters of a total 55,409 registered in the city. Gomez and Markey …
The former Navy SEAL and the longtime Congressman will face off June 25 to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time is running out to register for the primary for the April 30 special senate election in Massachusetts.
The campaign to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate is heating up, but to have your voice be heard at the poll you must be registered to vote. The deadline to vote in the April 30 primary of the special senate election is Wednesday, April 10. The final special election will be held on June 25. Voter registration can be done through the mail or in person at Newton City Hall. In addition, you can register at a number of state agencies, including the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Transitional Assistance, according to the Secretary of State's Website. You can request to have a voter registration form mailed to you, but since the registration deadline is tomorrow, you are probably better off downloading a form online and …
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 Wednesday night in Needham. The two Democrats and three Republicans vying for the vacated position will face each other in two separate, 30-minute debates in an event sponsored by the Boston Media Consortium and held at the Channel 5 studios. The primary debates 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 special Senate 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 …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
More than 40 percent of likely voters in both primaries yet to make up their minds for the special election.
Congressman Edward Markey and former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan are leading their respective Democratic and Republican primary fields for the upcoming U.S. Senate special election, according to a new WBUR poll. Markey, a Malden Democrat, has an 11-point edge (35 percent to 24 percent) over fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Sullivan, of Abington, leads the Republican candidates with 28 percent followed by Norfolk Rep. Dan Winslow at 10 percent and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset with 8 percent. Both races have a high number of undecided voters. According to the poll, 41 percent of likely Democratic voters have not made up their minds. That number is even bigger among likely GOP voters, where 46 percent …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Needham man hopes voters will write his name in for the 2013 special election.
Brett Rhyne is looking for a new job. He has worked as a journalist and a professor, and hopes that at the upcoming special election, Massachusetts voters will write his name in on the ballot for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. Rhyne stopped teaching at Salem State in 2009, and has been unemployed or under-employed since then. "The economy sucks. There is no job security. This economy is broken, and it doesn't have to be." Rhyne told Patch, "We are turning into a well-educated third-world country. And that's ridiculous. It's outrageous." See Rhyne's 'elevator pitch' video (right). Patch recently sat down with Rhyne for his first campaign interview to learn more about the write-in campaign, and how he thinks he will fare in the …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
State Rep Daniel Winslow, former US attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and former Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez discussed a wide-range of issues in the hour-long debate
The quest to become the "Washington outsider" representing the Republican Party in this year's Massachusetts special senate election was underway at Stonehill College Tuesday night when GOP candidates met in their first primary debate. "Electing either of the Democratic nominees would be a sign of 'surrender' that we have given up," State Representative Daniel B. Winslow (R-Norfolk) said in his closing statement referring U.S. Congressmen Ed Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). Winslow, former US attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and former Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez discussed a wide-range of issues in the hour-long debate, including Roe vs. Wade, gun control, immigration, social security, and the economy. The debate was …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The forum is set for Tuesday at Stonehill College.
The three GOP candidates for U.S. Senate will face off for the first time Tuesday in Easton, according to the Boston Globe. State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez will participate in an hour-long forum starting at 7 p.m. at Stonehill College. The debate will be live-streamed on WCVB-TV’s website. The three candidates are vying for the Republican nomination in the April 30 primary. The winner will take on the winner of the Stephen Lynch-Edward Markey battle on the Democratic side of the ballot.
One candidate has name recognition, but experts say no one has separated himself from the field yet.
The window for the three candidates for the Republican nomination in the U.S. Senate special election to make a name for themselves is a small one, with the April 30 primary just seven weeks away. Observers don’t believe there is a clear frontrunner at this point among the field of State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez. But strong fundraising, advertising and ground operations could change that quickly. Frank Talty, co-director of the UMass-Lowell Center For Public Opinion, believes Sullivan has a “slight advantage” at the moment because of his previous job, but not enough to pull away from Winslow and Gomez at the moment. “He had received some media attention in that …