Thursday, April 25, 2013
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election. We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts. The editors asked both broad questions about policy, as well as opinions on more local, regional issues. Click on the links below to read the questions and answers with each candidate… Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Bielat and Gomez say they’re in; Sullivan may also join the field.
The Republican field is starting to get a bit crowded. State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) announced last week he was officially running, along with former Nantucket selectman and county commissioner Douglas Bennett. This week, two more Republicans threw their hats in the proverbial ring in the race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the appointment of John Kerry to Secretary of State - Norfolk’s Sean Bielat and Cohasset’s Gabriel Gomez. Candidates have just under two weeks to meet the Feb. 27 deadline to gather the 10,000 certified signatures needed to appear on the April 30 primary ballot. The special election is June 25. After losing two races for Congress, Bielat has opened up a federal campaign office to raise money for a Senate …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Money will play a key role in race that’s right around the corner.
Republicans continue to come forward exploring the possibility of running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the appointment of John Kerry to Secretary of State, but so far only one has officially announced a run. With just 21 days until nomination papers have to be filed, two more Republicans announced on Tuesday that they were exploring their options – State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester). Also in the mix: Former Nantucket selectman and county commissioner Douglas Bennett says he’s making a bid for the seat. And according to the Boston Globe, former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez, of Cohasset is considering a run. Several Republicans have already been down this path in the past week and …
Wednesday, December 19, 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, September 20, 2012
Three recent polls show Democrat Elizabeth Warren in the lead, but the latest shows Republican Sen. Scott Brown ahead. It's safe to say the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts is a close one.
The U.S. Senate race is very close, according to a spate of recent polls. Three polls show that Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren is in the lead among likely voters in November, but the latest poll, conducted this week, predicts a Brown victory by several points. Neither candidate has established a large enough lead so far as to pull ahead of the polls' margins of error, meaning the highly competitive Massachusetts race will likely stay close until election day in November. The latest poll is by the University of Massachusetts Lowell/Boston Herald, which was released on Wednesday night. Out of 524 voters surveyed from Sept. 13 to 17, 49 percent said they would vote for Brown versus 45 percent who said they would support Warren. The …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren has agreed to more debates than the Republican senator and has called on Brown to agree to more.
Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has criticized Republican Sen. Scott Brown for not agreeing to more televised debates leading up to the Massachusetts Senate election. Warren wants to have four televised debates, and the two have agreed to one at UMass Lowell co-hosted by the Boston Herald, as well as one hosted by WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller. Warren would like to see debates in other parts of the state, including Central Massachusetts and today she agreed to one in New Bedford hosted by the SouthCoast Alliance. She has accepted the invitation a debate in Worcester, which would be sponsored by the Colleges of Worcester Consortium, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Telegram and Gazette. Sen. Brown's …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Brookline resident and City Year founder Alan Khazei announced today that he was pulling out of the race for Massachusetts senator.
The Massachusetts senatorial race lost another candidate after City Year founder Alan Khazei officially announced he was bowing out earlier today. Khazei made the announcement during a noon press conference at his South Street headquarters in Boston's Leather District. Said Khazei, "in the past few weeks, it has become clear to me while talking with my family and friends, that the best way for me to be of service now is to bring this campaign to a close." He added, "I’ve said throughout this campaign that Scott Brown does not deserve to be re-elected because he has failed to lead when our country is crying out for game-changing leadership. I don’t want to do anything that could prevent the defeat of Scott Brown in 2012. And so I believe …