Monday, November 5, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Lexington, Middlesex County and the world.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Lexington Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. The following candidates will be running for office this year in districts that cover some or all of Lexington: LOCAL: STATE: NATIONAL: Question 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information Question 2: Prescribing Medication to End Life Question 3: Medical Use of Marijuana
Monday, August 13, 2012
Patch asked political influencers state-wide to react to the news Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney's running mate.
An overwhelming majority of influential Republicans from Massachusetts say Mitt Romney's choice of running mate, Paul Ryan, will galvanize the state GOP: that’s the finding of a Red Commonwealth Snap Poll survey of influential conservatives sent out after Saturday morning's announcement. When Patch asked Massachusetts Republicans if Ryan as vice president would help undecided Massachusetts voters, the answers were split down the middle with half saying they strongly agree and the other half saying they strongly disagree. "He is incredibly smart and can convey concepts in easy-to-understand language," one respondent said was an advantage to having Ryan on the Romney ticket. Others noted Ryan's youth, ability to articulate himself and …
Patch asked political influencers to react to the news Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney's running mate.
Massachusetts Democrats believe that with Rep. Paul Ryan on the Romney ticket, Democrats can win by running against Ryan's existing budget plans, particularly his proposal for Medicare. In a Blue Commonwealth Snap Poll survey sent out shortly after Romney announced Ryan will be his running mate, Massachusetts Democrats reacted to the decision. "(The decision) defines Romney as a conservative who aligns himself with the tea party," one respondent said. "The Ryan Budget is regarded as "extreme" by its detractors. The Ryan Budget is controversial and Obama-Biden have to keep playing that card in a fitting manner," another political influencer answered. When asked if Romney's choice would help the Obama-Biden ticket win over Massachusetts …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Three leaders of the grassroots citizens' organization, speaking for themselves, support Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett in the race to replace retiring state Sen. Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln, in the Third Middlesex District.
To the Editor, We were surprised to learn that the president of Cape Air commuter airlines has become involved in our 3rd Middlesex District State Senate race by endorsing Mara Dolan of Concord. Dan Wolf is a state senator from the Cape who also leads Cape Air, a commuter airline serving the Boston area and the Cape and Islands. As leaders of the grassroots citizens’ organization ShhAir, we have spent many years fighting to contain expansion of aviation at Hanscom Field, and have worked especially hard to keep commuter airlines, with their many negative environmental impacts, out of this airport. Our work has benefited from the full support of our state legislators and congressional delegation. We would be concerned about having a state …