Sunday, February 24, 2013
Nomination papers deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 27.
With only days to go before nomination papers are due in the race for U.S. Senate, last week was a busy one for announced and potential candidates looking to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. The Republican field lost one prominent candidate, and another generated a bit of controversy. On the Democratic side, Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) have been working through their pre-primary debate schedule and campaigning across the state. Democrats Markey and Lynch hit the road Both Democratic candidates hit the road again last week from Pittsfield to Salem, meeting with residents and attending fundraisers. Markey had campaign stops in Taunton, Fall River, …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Nofolk state representative Dan Winslow and Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez are the only declared Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate.
There will be one less candidate in the race in the Massachusetts special Senate election to replace Secretary of State John Kerry. Republican Sean Bielat said Wednesday, while he thought he could run a strong campaign, that the timing wasn't right for running this time, according to an Associated Press report. Previously, he had run twice for Congress against Barney Frank and Joe Kennedy III, who he lost to in November. Norfolk state representative Dan Winslow is a candidate for the Republican nomination as is Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez. Former US Attorney Michael Sullivan is considering running. Bielat sought donations to run this weekend and filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Bielat and Gomez say they’re in; Sullivan may also join the field.
It’s starting to shape up into quite a race, as the field of potential Republican candidates for U.S. Senate continues to grow. 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 February 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 run, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Bielat lost to Barney Frank in 2010 …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
With Warren holding a small lead in the polls, and Brown getting a key endorsement from the Boston Herald, who do you think has the momentum coming into the final days of the election?
Democrat Elizabeth Warren is up by five points over incumbent Republican Scott Brown in the latest WBUR/MassINC poll of the Massachusetts senate race. That's a near-total reversal of the BUR poll last month, which had Brown up by four on Oct. 9. In fact, Warren has been trending upwards in most recent polling. The New York Times' FiveThirtyEight blog has Warren up by four in an average of recent polls. The blog, which uses advanced statistical modeling akin to baseball sabermetrics (think Moneyball) gives Warren an 89 percent chance of winning the election. But Brown's got some significant energy on his side as well. He's been barnstorming the state with political luminaries like Senator John McCain and today won the Boston herald's …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Who would you vote for Mansfield?
Thursday, December 8, 2011
A recent poll conducted by UMass Lowell and the Boston Herald revealed that Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren leads Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R- Wrentham) by seven percentage points. Warren - who is the front-runner in the Democratic primaries to challenge Brown - scored 49 percent while Brown scored 42 percent. With the election still just under a year away, there is plenty of campaigning to be done. But, we want to know what Eastonites think early on. In an election between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown, who would you vote for?
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The five democratic senators looking to square off against Scott Brown met in a forum at Stonehill College Monday.
The five Democrats competing to take on U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) for his seat in Washington squared off in a 90-minute forum Tuesday night at Stonehill's Martin Institute in Easton. The forum, which was sponsored by the Joseph A. Martin Institute, Wickedlocal.com and WCVB.com, was intended as more of a discussion than a debate, according to Enterprise News and Patriot Ledger Editor Chazy Dowaliby, who moderated. It was just that - as the candidates rarely disagreed on any issue. "I think the ultimate test is defeating Scott Brown," said Wayland Rep. Tom Conroy "That's what it is all about." Conroy was joined on stage by Marisa DeFranco, a North Shore lawyer specializing in immigration; Attorney Jim King of Dover; Herb Robinson…