Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The U.S. Senate candidates have one week to go before voters head to the polls.
Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey spent their final debate Tuesday night before next week's U.S. Senate special election clashing over their records and who has the better vision for both their commonwealth and their country. It was about halfway through the debate, during a segment that allowed the candidates to question each other directly, when Peabody entered the conversation. Markey said Gomez was on the board of directors for a Peabody-based global company that laid off local workers and sent those jobs overseas. Federal assistance then went to help those workers, he said. "Wasn’t there a way to keep the jobs here in Peabody, Massachusetts?" Markey asked. Gomez' response was that the company, Synventive Molding Solutions, along with …
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 …
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 …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Congressman leads Gabriel Gomez by 17 points.
Thursday, May 9
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 …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Here's how Danvers voted in the U.S. Senate Primary on Tuesday. Overall turnout was 15 percent of registered voters.
The race to become Massachusetts' next U.S. Senator now comes down to Democrat Congressman Ed Markey and Republican businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez. Tuesday in Danvers, the results were similar to the final tally statewide -- Gomez with a solid victory over his Republican opponents Michael Sullivan and Dan Winslow and Markey with about 5 points on Democratic opponent and fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch. Here's a look at the local results: Overall turnout for the special election primary to eventually succeed former Sen. John Kerry was 15 percent in Danvers. The total number of registered voters is about 18,000. Town Clerk Joe Collins indicated he wasn't surprised by the low turnout, with the race coming at an off time of …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Both Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate have spent some time on the North Shore campaigning, including stops in Peabody and Danvers.
In the days and weeks leading up to today's primary election for Massachusetts' open seat in the U.S. Senate, the candidates have been canvassing the entire state and made numerous stops around the North Shore, including in Peabody and Danvers.
The polls are open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. in town for the U.S. Senate Primary.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The polls are open at four locations in town from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Tuesday for the U.S. Senate special election primary.
Tuesday is Election Day again in Danvers and across Massachusetts as voters head to the polls to narrow down the candidates who will vie for the Bay State's open seat in the U.S. Senate. There are six candidates running in two party primaries for this special election. Those candidates are Democrats Stephen Lynch, Edward Markey and Brett Rhyne and Republicans Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan and Daniel Winslow. Here is what each ballot will look like: Rhyne does not appear on the Democratic Party ballot because he is running as a write-in candidate. The polls are open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday and absentee ballots may be turned in to the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall until noon on Monday. The four polling sites are located at town …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Candidates for U.S. Senate Democratic nomination squared off in Lowell Monday.
U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey met in their second debate Monday ahead of the Democratic U.S. Senate special primary in a contest that contained few fireworks outside of an exchange on health care. 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. An early question was asked about the candidates' positions on the Affordable Care Act. Markey (D-Malden) voted in favor of the bill that passed in 2010 while Lynch (D-South Boston) was one of few Democrats who opposed it. Markey said voting for the bill was the "proudest vote of my Congressional career." He said …