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June 26th, 2013

Salem Voters Help Elect Markey

FILE PHOTO: Ed Markey

These unofficial election results were posted at City Hall Tuesday night.

25 percent of the city’s 25,932 registered voters voted in the election.

U.S. Senate Election:

1-1 1-2 2-1 2-2 3-1 3-2 4-1 4-2 5-1 5-2 6-1 6-2 7-2 7-2 Total
Gabriel E. Gomez 256 19 172 185 124 159 199 213 218 107 226 181 143 197 2,399
Edward J. Markey 449 125 414 483 230 253 219 251 355 260 298 244 217 286 4,084
Richard A. Heos 3 0 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 3 6 1 0 2 27
June 25th, 2013

Markey Wins Senate Special Election

Edward Markey wins the U.S. Senate special election over Gabriel Gomez.

It’s been a long road to the Senate for Ed Markey, but the road finally came to a successful end for the longtime Congressman Tuesday night.

Markey, a Democrat who has represented Malden and surrounding communities since 1976, beat Republican Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the election Tuesday.

Markey’s party at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay was a raucous one for local and state Democrats who could revel in a special election victory after losing their last such race in 2010.

He thanked his opponent and said that while they disagreed on issues they both “love the state of Massachusetts and love the United States of America.”

Gomez, speaking to his supporters gathered at the Seaport Hotel, said that he called Markey with congratulations shortly after the race was called and that they had a “very productive talk.”

“I wish him nothing but the best,” Gomez said.

Markey was thankful of supporters who knocked on doors over the weekend in sweltering heat to get people out to vote Tuesday.

“Regardless of how you voted, I say to you tonight, this is your seat in the United States Senate,” Markey said.

Gomez framed his concession speech with the story of his parents, who immigrated from Colombia in 1964, and their decision to remain in the United States and raise their son. He went on to the Naval Academy, the NAVY SEALs and Harvard Business School.

“I love this county with the bottom of my heart,” Gomez said. “I will continue to fight for my country. I’m going to ensure we have a strong, safe America.”

Gomez did not hold back on his criticism of what he called the “Democratic machine,” and though he apologized several times for “coming up short,” his supporters shouted that he had nothing to apologize for, being a Republican in Massachusetts.

“Sometimes you face overwhelming force,” Gomez said. “I mean, we were massively overspent.”

“But in the face of this adversity,” he continued, “we could not have fought a better fight.”

Markey, meanwhile, said he wants to be a leader on the issues of climate change, clean energy, gun control and making college affordable for all students among other ideas.

“I want what you want, a 21st Century that is more educated, more healthy, more prosperous and more fair than the 20th Century was,” Markey said. “I will honor the vote that you gave that makes it possible for me to stand here tonight as your next United States Senator.”

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ORIGINAL STORY: The Associated Press projects Democratic nominee Edward Markey will win Tuesday’s U.S. Senate special election in Massachusetts. The wire service called the race after 9 p.m. Tuesday night, with over 75 percent of the vote tallied.

Markey, a U.S. congressman from Malden since 1976, defeated his Republican challenger, Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the race.

Markey will take the seat formerly held by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who resigned the seat earlier this year.

Patch will have more, including pictures and video, from the Markey and Gomez election night parties in Boston later this evening.

June 25th, 2013

When and Where to Vote in U.S. Senate Election

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

Wondering where to cast your vote today in Salem?

1. To determine your ward and precinct, check out the PDFs attached to this article.

2. Check out the locations by ward and precinct listed below.

3. Head to the polls between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Ward 1

1-1 Bentley School, Memorial Drive

1-2 Bentley School, Memorial Drive

Ward 2

2-1 St. John’s Church, St. Peter’s Street

2-2 St. John’s Church, St. Peter’s Street

Ward 3

3-1 Salem High School Auditorium, 77 Willson St.

3-2 Salem High School Auditorium, 77 Willson St.

Ward 4

4-1 Witchcraft Heights Gym, 1 Frederick St.

4-2 Witchcraft Heights Gym, 1 Frederick St.

Ward 5

5-1 Temple Shalom, 287 Lafayette St.

5-2 Community Room, Pioneer Terrace

Ward 6

6-1 Bates School, Liberty Hill Avenue

6-2 Parks & Recreation, Mack Park

Ward 7

7-1 Salem State Enterprise Center, 121 Loring Avenue

7-2 Salem State Enterprise Center, 121 Loring Avenue

Not sure what precinct you’re in? Check out Where Do I Vote to plug in your address.

June 21st, 2013

New Senate Poll Shows Massive Markey Lead

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

With less than a week to go before the U.S. Senate special election, Democratic nominee Edward Markey has opened up a 20-point lead on Republican nominee Gabriel Gomez, according to a UMass Lowell-Boston Herald poll released Thursday.

Markey, a Democratic congressman from Malden, had 56 percent of support in the poll which included 312 likely voters. Gomez, a Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL, had 36 percent of support among those voters.

According to the Herald, the poll queried a total of 608 registered voters and found Markey to have a 53-32 lead amongst that group.

The Herald article notes Markey has not has a lead this large in any other recent polling, most of which has found his support over Gomez in single-digits.

Markey and Gomez will square off in the special election June 25 to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

More details on the poll are available from the Herald here.

June 20th, 2013

Who is the Third Party Candidate on the Senate Ballot?

Richard Heos

 

Massachusetts goes to the polls to choose its next U.S. senator on June 25.

Democratic candidate Edward Markey and Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez are looking to fill the seat vacated by John Kerry, who became Secretary of State in the Obama Adminstration, but there is a third person also on the ballot — Richard Heos, a Woburn resident who is representing the Twelve Visions Party.

After serving in the U.S. Navy, the 66-year-old currently is self-employed and serves as an official in local area youth sports leagues.

Although Heos is a longshot, he is no stranger to politics, volunteering in several Republican organizations over the years as well as running for Mayor of Woburn in 1991.

“This race is similar in a way; I lost that one by a 7-to-1 margin,” said Heos. “It was my first run for public office. This campaign now is way above my comfort level so to speak, but we hope to do very well.”

However, Heos could not encapsulate his campaign or party’s platform in a nutshell, citing that it was more than 100 pages long, but he said that if elected he would strive to end all welfare entitlements and restrictions on immigration.

“We’re out to change politics as we know it, but we have to work within the system,” said Heos.  “All of this won’t happen over night with my candidacy, it will happen with the election of a president who will cut their own power and cut the bureaucracy.”

According to Heos, his candidacy is the first at the U.S. Senate level for his party, although Jill Reed gained ballot access in Colorado as a candidate of the Twelve Visions Party during the 2012 Presidential race.

More information on the Twelve Visions Party is available on their Massachusetts website.

June 19th, 2013

Gomez, Markey Grapple in Final Senate Debate

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey spent their final debate 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.

The debate, taped in Boston, broadcast on several local networks and moderated by veteran city newsman and Boston University professor R.D. Sahl, was the last of three contests before voters head to the polls to fill U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s former seat.

No matter the issue, be it taxes, gun control, abortion, national security and their own personal and professional histories, the two men found disagreements at every turn.

Each candidate could agree on one thing: they believe the other candidate’s ideas are “old and stale.”

Markey, a Democratic congressman from Malden since 1976, went after Gomez, a former U.S. Navy SEAL and businessman from Cohasset, about not disclosing his clients from his time working at private equity firm Advent International.

“We don’t know who he worked for,” Markey said. “We have to know who’s side he’s going to be on.”

Gomez corrected Markey, saying his firm didn’t have clients but actually had investors. Among his investors: President Barack Obama, among many other public sector employees.

“President Obama would not be an investor if we weren’t $17 trillion in debt,” said Gomez, who mentioned several times that the nation debt has swelled from $670 billion to $17 trillion since Markey took office.

Gomez has been a champion of term limits for members of Congress, but was challenged by Markey, who asserted that Gomez surely didn’t tell Arizona Sen. John McCain he shouldn’t run for his seat again when the former presidential candidate came to campaign for him recently.

Gomez said he had, in fact, told McCain that he should be term-limited. Markey simply could not believe that was true.

“Are you calling him a liar?” Sahl asked.

“I’m saying that did not happen,” Markey said.

Within that exchange, Gomez listed a number of areas where he believes his party is wrong right now, including immigration, gay marriage, expanded background checks for firearms sales, the environment and global warming.

“Nothing’s going to change if Mr. Markey wins this election,” Gomez said. “We’re going to have the same D.C. down there and we’re going to have the same dysfunction.”

On gun control, Markey asked Gomez why he opposed a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and where a civilian would “need a weapon where they could shoot a gun with 100 bullets in under 2 minutes.”

Gomez said Markey was “completely misrepresenting my position” on gun control and claimed to be the only one of the two candidates to be able to work across the aisle to get an expanded background checks bill passed.

Markey posed the question again, saying Massachusetts citizens are “not the laggards, we’re the leaders on assault weapons bans and we want one for the whole country.”

“I want to ban all weapons from the wrong people,” Gomez said.

In their closing statements, Gomez said he hoped the people of Massachusetts would give him 17 months to prove himself in office as a Senator. Markey said he wanted to join the Senate to “ensure the 21st century is more educated, more healthy, more prosperous and more fair than the 20th century was.”

The election is next Tuesday, June 25.

June 17th, 2013

Gomez, Markey Set For Final Senate Debate

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

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 supporters with Gomez welcoming former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani while Markey had both President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton stumping for him last week. 

June 15th, 2013

Markey or Gomez: Who Gets Your Vote?

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

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 be your choice, Markey or Gomez? Tell us in the comments section below.

June 12th, 2013

Markey Up 48-41 on Gomez in New Suffolk Poll

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

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 administration scandals, especially the Associated Press phone records scrutiny, have touched a nerve with likely voters who are holding back or no longer supporting Markey and President Obama with the same intensity.”

A month ago, Markey’s lead in this poll was a 52-35 margin.

The margin of error for the new poll was 4.4 percent. It was conducted from last Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9.

Markey and Gomez will square off in the June 25 special election to fill the seat vacated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

June 5th, 2013

Gomez, Markey to Square Off in First Debate

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

The Republican and Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate special election later this month are set to conduct their 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 “wrangling” over the time and number for the debates.

The election will be held June 25 to fill the seat vacated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

June 3rd, 2013

MA Has History of Elected Officials Leaving Early

Gov. Deval Patrick responds to whether or not Lt. Gov. Tim Murray's departure is similar to that of other notable departures from Beacon Hill by governors over the years.

As Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray conducts his final week in state government, he finds himself close to joining familiar ranks of several top elected Bay State officials in the not too distant past.

Murray, like recent governors William Weld and Paul Cellucci, will not finish his last elected term in office.

After this coming Sunday, Murray, a Democrat, will become the new president and CEO of his hometown Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, a decision he announced last week.

The decision once again raised questions about whether Gov. Deval Patrick will complete his own term set to expire in early 2015.

Weld, a Republican, left the corner office in the mid 1990s after he was tapped by President Bill Clinton to be ambassador to Mexico, however he later withdrew his nomination and was never confirmed by the U.S. Senate

Cellucci, also a Republican, didn’t finish his term either, after he was confirmed to be President George W. Bush’s ambassador to Canada in 2001.

The history of this kind of occurrence in Massachusetts dates back to the late Republican Gov. John Volpe, who was chosen by President Richard Nixon to be his transportation secretary in 1969 and left two years on his term unfinished.

Patrick Griffin, a former GOP consultant and CEO of Manchester, N.H.-based Griffin York and Krause, said these moves could be related to the fact that being elected in the Bay State can thrust a candidate into the national spotlight.

“Politicians in Massachusetts tend to have a great sense of upward political mobility,” Griffin said. 

He cited the history of politicians who have run for president from the Bay State, including John F. Kennedy and recent examples of John Kerry and Mitt Romney. Griffin also mentioned the influence of former U.S. House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill.

“These were all strong figures,” Griffin said.

However, in Murray’s case, getting out before his term ended clearly wasn’t about going places politically with his move to the private sector.

Murray may have been a successor for Patrick in 2014, he was involved in an early-morning car accident in a state vehicle in 2011 and has ties to disgraced former Chelsea Housing Authority chief Michael J. McLaughlin, ties that are still under investigation.

“Tim Murray is a not viable choice for governor,” Griffin said, adding that he was “damaged goods” in a political sense.

Murray said last week he would not rule out a run for higher office in the future.

Speaking to reporters last Friday, Patrick said Murray’s departure was not like that of Weld or Cellucci.

“This a unique opportunity at a time when it fits in so many ways with the passions and needs of (Murray) and the needs of his family,” Patrick said. “He’s given 120 percent for six-and-a-half years in office and for a couple of years campaigning. I’m grateful for that. I think the commonwealth is, too.”

So, would Patrick leave for greener pastures, like several of his predecessors?

He told WBUR in November that he’d been approached by the White House about possibly taking a job in the Obama administration but said it was “my ambition and my committment” to finish his term and leave Beacon Hill in 2015.

At the press conference where Murray announced his resignation, Patrick was asked if he’d be “next” to resign. Murray answered the question for him.

“As he’s said from the beginning, he’s committed to finishing the full term,” Murray said. “We’ve got a governor who’s going to be here for eight years and he’s going to do a great job.”

May 30th, 2013

First Lady Stumps For Markey in Boston

Michelle Obama has invited elementary students from East Manatee to help plant the White House Spring Garden.

 

The Boston Globe reported First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to a crowd of Democratic donors inside the Taj Boston Hotel on Arlington Street in Boston Wednesday in support of Congressman Edward Markey’s bid for the U.S. Senate.

According to the Globe, Obama told donors “if you want to have my husband’s back, you need to support” Markey.

Outside the hotel, Markey told reporters Obama is “a symbol of our future” and that her arrival in Boston would give his campaign “real energy.”

The First Lady’s arrival just after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday included a motorcade with Boston and Massachusetts State Police. Police shut down Arlington Street between Commonwealth Avenue and Newbury Street to both pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

The Globe reported Obama was also slated to meet with Boston Marathon bombings survivors inside the hotel. 

Obama’s visit comes just a day after her husband issued an official endorsement of Markey.

Markey will face Republican Cohasset businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the June 25 election to replace U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the Senate.

May 27th, 2013

Menino: Markey is ‘There When We Need Him’

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino endorses Democratic U.S. Senate special election nominee Edward Markey at a rally in Dorchester Friday.

Calling him a friend to his city and state, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino endorsed Democratic U.S. Senate special election nominee Congressman Edward Markey in Dorchester on Friday morning.

Speaking at a rally at the International Brotherhood of Eletrical Workers Local 103, Menino, a Democrat, said Markey has been with the city “at every corner.”

Menino said Markey helped the city receive more Homeland Security funding, has been “out front” on gun control and sustainability.

“He’s there for us all the time,” Menino said.

Markey welcomed the endorsement, calling Menino “America’s greatest mayor” and a “transformative figure” for Boston and Massachusetts.

“He has taken Boston and truly made it that shining beacon on a hill,” Markey said. “His name might be Tom Meni-NO, but he says ‘Yes’ to anything that makes Boston a greater city.” 

Speaking to reporters after the rally, Menino said that if the June 25 special election leads to a low turnout, he expects Markey to defeat Republic nominee Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset.

“They don’t have the excitment they had,” Menino said of state Republicans. “(Former Republican Senator) Scott Brown had the excitement. There’s no excitement for (Gomez).”

The race between Markey and Gomez took a nasty turn this week when Gomez called Markey “pond scum” for running an attack ad featuring images of Osama bin Laden.

“I don’t think that the people of Massachusetts want to hear any name-calling,” Markey told reporters after the rally. “I think what they want to hear are real proposals. […] They want to hear about who the next Senator is and how it’s going to affect their family. And that’s what I’m going to focus on.”

May 4th, 2013

Markey or Gomez: Who Would You Vote for Today?

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

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.

May 1st, 2013

Salem Voters Pick Markey, Gomez

Elections results were compiled in City Hall.

These unofficial election results were posted at City Hall Tuesday night. The story in Salem was low voter turn-out and victories for Edward J. Markey and Gabriel Gomez.

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY:

1-1 1-2 2-1 2-2 3-1 3-2 4-1 4-2 5-1 5-2 6-1 6-2 7-2 7-2 Total
Stephen F. Lynch 118 23 95 82 68 67 131 114 111 65 121 78 100 84 1,257
Edward J. Markey 223 38 184 260 96 106 82 100 169 89 154 104 97 128 1,830

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY:

1-1 1-2 2-1 2-2 3-1 3-2 4-1 4-2 5-1 5-2 6-1 6-2 7-1 7-2 Total
Gabriel E. Gomez 63 1 29 34 24 33 21 38 34 15 30 26 17 31 396
Michael J. Sullivan 26 4 15 22 21 14 15 22 18 17 21 21 29 21 266
Daniel B. Winslow 13 0 9 14 5 5 8 11 6 11 9 2 8 12 113
May 1st, 2013

Gomez to Face Markey in Senate Election

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State’s next U.S. senator.

The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25.

The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later.

Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk.

Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an unsuccessful bid as write-in candidate.

The general election will be held June 25.

April 25th, 2013

Patch Interviews U.S. Senate Candidates

The six candidates for U.S. Senate.

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…

Democrats

Stephen Lynch

Edward Markey

Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate)

Republicans

Gabriel Gomez

Michael Sullivan

Daniel Winslow

April 14th, 2013

A Week of Key Debates, Endorsements

The six candidates for U.S. Senate.

There are just a little more than two weeks until the primary election to see which Democrat and Republican will go head to head to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State.

Monday night, U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Edward Markey (D-Malden) met in their second debate which contained few fireworks.

The debate, held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and sponsored by the college and the Boston Herald, lasted about 45 minutes and touched on a variety of issues, on which the two Democrats mostly agreed.

On Wednesday night, it was the Republicans’ turn as they went face to face in the WBZ-TV studios moderated by the station’s Jon Keller.

Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, State Rep. Dan Winslow (D-Norfolk) and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez debated issues of gun control and health care, but mostly spent the debate trying to differentiate themselves from one another.

Boston Herald Endorses Lynch & Winslow

The Boston Herald announced its endorsements for the April 30 primary last week, endorsing Lynch for the Democratic ticket and Winslow for the Republicans.

The Boston Herald endorsed Lynch saying he “remains a man of conscience and independence.”

Of Lynch, who was elected to Congress in 2001, the endorsement said he “has never forgotten his blue-collar, Southie roots.” The paper also says Lynch has “enough experience to understand how business is done in Washington, but remains enough of an independent thinker to see the benefit of, say, building the Keystone XL pipeline — with its promise of energy and jobs.”

On the Republican side, the Herald endorsed Winslow calling him a problem solver and “a breath of fresh air in a stale old Washington.” The endorsement praised Winslow for bringing a host of bright ideas to Beacon Hill since his 2010 election and for winning bipartisan respect and scoring several successes while in office.

The primary is scheduled for April 30 with the special election to be held June 25.

June 16th, 2011

City Council Filing Update: June 16

There is still over a month left to file for a position on the City Council or School Committee, but the City Council race is already heating up. Here’s a look at where we stand on the City elections race. The deadline for taking out nomination pap…

May 26th, 2011

FILING UPDATE: 10 At-Large Candidates in the Running

The Councilor-At-Large race is heating up.
Since our last update, two candidates who were gunning for ward postions have decided to place their bets on an At-Large position.
Matthew Richard originally filed to run against incumbent Robert K…

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