Saturday, June 15, 2013
If the special election was today, who would you choose as our new U.S. senator?
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 …
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Mail-in voter registration forms are available online and must be postmarked by today.
Have you registered to vote yet? Time is running out for all you procrastinators out there. If you plan to vote in the June 25, 2013 Special Senate Election, you must register to vote by today, Wednesday, June 5. Voter registration can be done through the mail, in person at Wayland Town Building, or at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. It's too late to request to have a voter registration form mailed to you, but you can download a form online and mail it in to the Elections Division. Remember, the forms must be postmarked by June 5 in order to register for the special election. According to the Mass. Elections Division, voter registration forms are also available at local colleges, universities and vocational schools. The National Voter …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The campaign committee called “Koutoujian for Congress” allows the candidate to raise money for a campaign and hire campaign staff.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced Thursday that he is opening a Congressional campaign committee account. The move is a serious indication that Koutoujian will run for U.S. Congress if Congressman Edward Markey wins the U.S. Senate special election next month. "I have dedicated my life to working on issues important to the people I have been honored to represent as a legislator and now as Sheriff. If given the opportunity, I intend to fight for the people of the 5th Congressional district as their representative in Washington," said Koutoujian. "Throughout my career, I have focused on guaranteeing access to quality, affordable health care, enacting common sense measures to strengthen our economy, ensuring public …
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 …
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
The final results from Tuesday's special state primary show that most Wayland voters agreed the majority of voters across the state.
Just over 21 percent of Wayland's 9,253 eligible voters headed to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the special state primary. The majority of the 1,970 people who did vote, however, put their support behind the men who carried the Democratic and Republican votes across the state. According to the final Wayland numbers, Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) garnered 1,291 Wayland votes. Markey's opponent, Stephen F. Lynch, earned just 229 votes across Wayland's four precincts. While far fewer voters cast Republican ballots, those who did put their support behind Gabriel Gomez. In Wayland, Gomez earned 278 votes. His opponents, Michael J. Sullivan and Daniel B. Winslow, brought in 102 votes and 69 votes, respectively. Markey and Gomez will …
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
A Wayland voting warden said the turnout has been pretty much what she anticipated.
Update (3 p.m.): Just over halfway through the voting day had brought fewer than 500 voters to Wayland Town Building to vote in precincts 1 and 4. At 2 p.m., 259 voters had cast their ballots in precinct 1, and 231 voters had done the same in precinct 4. Warden Bill Piacentini said the day began at a crawl with just three people waiting at the door when polls opened Tuesday morning. Original: It's been a quiet voting day at Wayland Middle School where voters from precincts 2 and 3 are making their choices in the special state primary. Warden Gretchen Schuler said the turnout had been about what she anticipated: slow and primarily Democrats. "The only people that are coming are those that always come," Schuler said. "The people that never …
What you need to know about voting in the April 30 special state primary.
Monday, April 29, 2013
What you need to know about voting in the April 30 special state primary.
Monday, April 29
1. Tuesday's special state primary is the next step on the way to filling the Massachusetts Senate seat vacated when John Kerry became the U.S. secretary of state. Next, the special election will take place on Tuesday, June 25. 2. The Special State Primary Ballot: If you’re enrolled as a Democrat, you’ll only have the option of voting for Stephen Lynch, Edward Markey, Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) If you’re enrolled as a Republican, you’ll have the options of Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan, Daniel Winslow If you’re not enrolled in a political party, you’ll be able to vote in the primary of your choice, and you’ll remain unenrolled after voting. 3. Polling hours/locations: Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in …