Thursday, May 9, 2013
Congressman Ed Markey 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 …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
There is a lot of campaigning to do before the Democrat and Republican face off on June 25 in the U.S. Senate special election.
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.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
About 15 percent of Beverly voters went to the polls on Tuesday to have a say on which candidates will go to the U.S. Senate general election in June.
Voters in Beverly largely matched the statewide votes in deciding on the candidates that will advance to the June 25 special election for U.S. Senate. Republican Gabriel Gomez received more than half of the votes on the Republican ballots in Beverly in the three-way race. Gomez received 638 votes from the Republicans and unenrolled voters who took a Republican ballot. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan received 357 votes and state Rep. Daniel Winslow got 208 votes. On the Democratic side, Ed Markey topped the ballots in Beverly with 63.5 percent, or 1,797 votes to Stephen Lynch's 1,021 votes. Turnout was 15.8 percent, with 4,028 of the city's 25,494 registered voters going to the polls. Gomez and Markey will now face each other in the …
The former Navy SEAL and the longtime Congressman will face off June 25 to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat.
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 …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The polls will be open all day on Tuesday at Beverly's six polling places for the U.S. Senate special election primary.
Tuesday is a special election primary for U.S. Senate. In Beverly, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Don't know where to vote? Here's a list of the city's polling places: Ward 1: Ayers-Ryal Side School Ward 2: Beverly Public Library Ward 3: McKeown School Ward 4: Cove School Ward 5: North Beverly School Ward 6: Centerville School Each ward has two precincts. If you're not sure what ward or precinct you're in, check out the Secretary of State's Where Do I Vote page to plug in your address. The only position on the ballot will be to narrow the field for U.S. Senate. The general election in June will decide who will fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant when John Kerry became Secretary of State. Registered Republicans will get a …
Democrats will choose one candidate and Republicans will choose one candidate to go to June's special election to fill the state's empty U.S. Senate seat.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Voters in Tuesday's primary election will choose and Reoublican and a Democrat to go to June's general election to decide who will fill the open U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
One of the three Republicans running for the open U.S. Senate seat will visit Beverly on Thursday afternoon.
A former county and federal prosecutor running for the state's open seat in the U.S. Senate will visit Beverly on Thursday with a planned visit with the City Council president. Republican Michael Sullivan plans a stop on his "Tested and Trusted Tour" on Thursday from 5-5:30 p.m. at Super Sub on Cabot Street. According to Sullivan's campaign, Sullivan will be joined at the campaign stop by City Council President Paul Guanci, who owns Super Sub. A Beverly man, Matt St. Hilaire, works as a campaign strategist for Sullivan. Before arriving in Beverly, Sullivan has stops planned in Lowell and Andover. On Friday, he will visit Cape Cod and the South Shore and on Saturday will be in Worcester and MetroWest. Sullivan is facing Daniel Winslow and …
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
Monday, April 15, 2013
Beverly voted for Scott Brown and owns fewer hybrid cars than the state average.
Beverly is brown and red: That’s what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Beverly, 15.9 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP separation: Niche …