Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Debate to air on WCVB Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Another U.S. Senate election for Massachusetts is drawing to a close, with the two combatants set to square off one final time before voters head to the polls June 25. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey of Malden and Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez will hold the last of three debates Tuesday evening in the race to fill the seat formerly held by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The debate will air live from 7 to 8 p.m. on WCVB (Channel 5). The debate will be moderated by R.D. Sahl of Boston University. The two previous debates for the candidates were held in Boston and Springfield. Recent polling has suggested an edge for Markey in the race. Both candidates have received visits from high-profile …
Saturday, June 15, 2013
If the special election was today, who would you choose as our new U.S. senator?
A week from Tuesday, Massachusetts voters will decide who to elect in the special election to fill the seat vacated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. We want to know - if the election was today - who would you vote for? Candidates Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez have been pullling out all the stops in the last two weeks as the latest polls show the gap is narrowing between the two. After weeks of relative quiet, the negative ads have started to clog the airways and both candidates have had high-profile folks stumping for them. Rudy Guiliani was in town last week putting his support behind Gomez and President Obama came to Boston this week showing his support for Markey. So tell us, if you had to vote today who would …
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Margin between the two Senate candidates was 52-35 a month ago.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez has narrowed the polling gap with Democratic candidate Edward Markey in a new Suffolk University poll. In a survey of what the university called 500 "tightly-screened" likely voters, Markey has garnered 48 percent of support to Gomez's 41 percent. Ten percent have not yet made up their minds while one percent refused to answer and another one percent are supporting Twelve Visions candidate Richard Heos. “Ed Markey continues to lead but the margin has dwindled,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston in a statement along with Monday's poll results. “Markey’s core ballot test number has fallen below 50 percent and recent Obama …
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Gun control, health care, economy, foreign policy among major topics in first meeting of candidates.
Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey engaged Wednesday in their first debate before the U.S. Senate special election this month, and the tone was markedly similar to the tone of the overall campaign thus far. Gomez, the Republican Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL, and Markey, the Democratic Malden congressman since his election in 1976, jabbed at each other during the hour-long debate at WBZ-TV's studios and sponsored by the news station and the Boston Globe. Topics for the evening included gun control, health care, the economy, foreign policy, recent national political scandals, immigration and abortion. Time and again, Gomez pounded Markey for his years in Washington, painting the congressman as out of touch with Bay State …
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Senate candidates will face each other in a live, televised debate Wednesday.
The Republican and Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate special election later this month are set to square off in the first of three scheduled debates Wednesday night. According to an Associated Press article printed in the Boston Herald Monday, Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic Congressman Edward Markey of Malden will debate at the WBZ-TV studios Wednesday in a debate sponsored by the TV station and the Boston Globe. WBZ previously reported the debate will take place and air live from 7 to 8 p.m. WBZ political analyst Jon Keller will moderate. According to the Herald, subsequent debates will take place on June 11 in western Massachusetts and June 18 back in Boston. The campaigns reportedly spent weeks…
Saturday, June 1, 2013
The singer-songwriter in stopped by a canvassing event in Lexington on Saturday, June 1.
Carole King has been criss-crossing the commonwealth over the past few days in support of Democratic US Senate candidate Ed Markey, and one of her stops was here in Lexington. The “You’ve Got a Friend” singer stopped by a canvassing event held Saturday, June 1 in Lexington, to sing a few bars and show her support for Markey, the longtime congressman who has represented Lexington in the US house for more than three decades. King told the crowd she has known Markey for years, and that he is the kind of candidate who represents her concerns about issues like the environment. Following a few words and, of course a short sing-a-long, King posed for pictures and signed autographs before the canvassers headed out. The event was held at the home …
Monday, May 27, 2013
The registration deadline is fast approaching for unregistered voters who want to cast ballots in the June 25 special state election.
Democracy rarely waits for dust to settle, let alone the dissipation of "pond scum." Fact is: In a politically hyperactive year like this one, special elections and registration deadlines come fast and furious. So, as the sparring heats up between US Senate candidates Ed Markey, the Democratic congressman who represents Lexington in the US House, and Gabriel Gomez, the GOP candidate from Cohasset, let's pause to sort out the details. The special state election to name the next US Senator is scheduled for June 25. And so, for unregistered resdients who will be 18 on or before June 25, the deadline to register to vote in the special election is 8 p.m. next Wednesday, June 5. (Voter registration deadline is 20 days prior to all local, state …
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
There is a lot of campaigning to do before the Democrat and Republican 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: if the special election was held today - who would you vote for right now? Markey or Gomez? Tell us in our comments section below.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
As was the case across the commonwealth, Congressman Ed Markey and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez were their parties' top vote-getters in Lexington during the special US Senate primary election held April 30.
Lexington voters, like their colleagues across Massachusetts, tabbed US Rep. Ed Markey and political newcomer Gabriel Gomez as the chosen ones to face off in the general election to fill US Senate seat John Kerry vacated earlier this year when he was appointed Secretary of State. Here's a by-the-numbers look at how Lexington voted: Total Turnout According to preliminary results provided Tuesday night by the Town Clerk's Office, nearly 6,000 of the town's 21,691 registered voters cast ballots in the April 30 primary, nearly tripling the turnout for last month's town election. Democratic Party More than 5,100 of the town's registered Democrats voted on Tuesday, the overwhelming majority of them supporting Congressman Ed Markey, Lexington's …