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 …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Both Ed Markey and Scott Gomez topped their respective ballots in Chelmsford on the way to winning party candidacies statewide for the upcoming U.S. Senate Election.
Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Ed Markey will now face each other this June to see who will replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate, preferences echoed by Chelmsford voters as well. Despite a visit to the McCarthy School precincts by Republican Mike Sullivan, he would lose one of the two precincts at that polling place as well as every other precinct in town to Gomez, who outpaced Sullivan by almost 250 votes townwide. According to Boston.com, Gomez won comfortably statewide, winning every town except for portions of Bristol and Plymouth counties as well as isolated pockets of western Massachusetts. On the Democratic side, Markey also won comfortably statewide over fellow Comgressman Stephen Lynch, taking nearly all of the state …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
U.S. Senate candidate Mike Sullivan (R-Abington) is scheduled to be at the McCarthy School from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. today.
It's Election Day for the second time this month here in Chelmsford as the candidates seek party nominations for the race to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate later this summer. We've also been told that U.S. Senate candidate Mike Sullivan (R-Abington) will be heading to the McCarthy School later today. Here's a video we took of him as he came to Westford recently. For more on the U.S. Senate race, see Patch's interviews with the candidates. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. What's your take on today's election? Let us know in the comments. Also, check out our map above if you need to find your polling place.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
A look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
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 …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate meet in their second debate.
The combatants for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate special election will square off Monday night in Lowell for their second debate leading up to the April 30 primary. Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) will participate in the debate being held at 7:30 p.m. at Durgin Hall on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The debate is being sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Center for Public Opinion and the Boston Herald. Questions for the debate will be posed by UMass Lowell students while the moderator will be reporter Jaclyn Cashman, according to the university. Markey and Lynch previously met for their first debate March 27 at the Channel 5 studios in Needham. The two candidates agreed…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Chelmsford voters went to the polls on Tuesday, and they'll return later this month. Today we want your take.
The 2012 Chelmsford town election is over.... but Chelmsford voters are not done yet. On April 30, Chelmsford voters will join other voters across the Commonwealth to choose candidates for each major party in a General Special Election to replace John Kerry's vacated seat in the U.S. Senate on June 25. Voters have until next Wednesday to declare their party affiliations if they haven't already and want to vote in the primary, with an absentee ballot deadline coincinciding with the first day of Town Meeting: April 29. Today, we want your take on a variety of issues with the special election. Just a few things we're curious about.... Let us know your thoughts in the comments. We'll have more coverage on the Senate race as it approaches. …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Who won? We've got the numbers as they're coming in and will continue to update them until we have them all. We'll be expecting the first results at approximately 8 p.m.
Columns and rows reflect ballot positions. All other races uncontested or undercontested (unofficial) Board of Selectmen (Two Seats, Three Years) - Top Two in Bold Italics Planning Board Associate Member (One Seat, Two Years) - Winner in Bold Italics Town Meeting Rep - Precinct 1 (Six Seats, Three Years) - Winners in Bold Italics Town Meeting Rep - Precinct 6 (Six Seats, Three Years) - Winners in Bold Italics Town Meeting Rep - Precinct 8 (Six Seats, Three Years) - Winners in Bold Italics Town Meeting Rep - Precinct 9 (Six Seats, Three Years) - Winners in Bold Italics (Unofficial) Voter Turnout Per Precinct (More Informaton on Town Website)
State party believes congressman is using taxpayer-funded resources for his campaign among other complaints, Boston Herald reports.
Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) will face an ethics complaint from the Bay State Republican Party that alleges coordination between the U.S. Senate candidate’s campaign and congressional office and improper use of footage from Congress in TV ads, according to a report in the Boston Herald Tuesday. MassGOP Executive Director Nate Little told the Herald they believe Markey has been using taxpayer-funded resources from his congressional office for campaign purposes. The state GOP plans on filing a letter with the House Committee on Ethics Tuesday, according to the Herald. Little also said two Markey campaign ads feature video footage from the House floor, as well as committee sessions, which Little told the Herald is forbidden under …
We'll be out and about all day. Let us know what you see and hear, we'll be doing the same!
Hello Chelmsford! The big day is finally here, time to head out to the polls and cast your vote for a variety of offices ranging from Board of Selectmen to Town Meeting Reps. More information on today's election, as well as the Special Election primary later this month is available on the Town Clerk's page of the town website. If you're not sure where to vote, check out our map above. If you take any photos outside the polling places in the designated campaigning areas, share them with us by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. And if you hear any updates, share them here in the comments. We'll have final results as soon as they become available, and we'll be providing updates from the polls here all day long. UPDATES 7:55 …