Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Markey is in, Lynch set to make an announcement Thursday and Brown reportedly considering throwing his hat into the race following Tuesday’s nomination of John Kerry as Secretary of State
With Tuesday's official nomination of U.S. Senator John Kerry to the post of Secretary of State, the field is opening up with folks vying for Kerry's seat in his unexpired term in the U.S. Senate. But before that even happens an interim senator has to be named. On Wednesday, Governor Deval Patrick announced his former chief of staff William “Mo” Cowan will be the interim senator and will serve until a new senator is elected in the June 25 special election. Patch reported in December that Cowan, a Stoughton resident, would be stepping down this month and returning to the private sector. Besides being Patrick’s former chief of staff, Cowan also served as chief legal counsel to Governor Patrick, having served in the Patrick-Murray …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
James Timilty beats Jeff Bailey in State Senate race.
Incumbent James Timilty (D-Walpole) has taken the Massachusetts Senate Bristol & Norfolk District seat. Unofficially, Timilty took the seat with nearly double the votes for opponent Jeff Bailey. "I'm very lucky to be in the position that I am," said Timilty. "Privileged and honored to represent the Bristol and Norfolk and, of course, being a guy from Walpole, representing the town of Walpole, it can't be any better than that. "We're very happy. Obviously, you spend a lot of time working for the communities that you represent on the issues that matter to them. "I know the neighborhoods, I know the people, I know the communities and I know the issues that affect them." Bailey’s fate was endemic of Republicans in Massachusetts, as he, Sean …
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…
Friday, October 7, 2011
Somerville's Bob Massie is the second Democrat to drop out of contention.
Bob Massie this morning announced he is dropping out of the race to challenge Republican Scott Brown for his U.S. Senate seat. Massie is the first candidate to follow Newton Mayor Setti Warren in leaving the race. Warren dropped out last week, saying, "I did not see a clear path to victory." Massie said his reason for dropping out was the vastly changed recent dynamics of the race. "Politics is about having a real sense of vision about what could happen — but also about realism," Massie said in a phone call to Patch. Harvard Law Prof. Elizabeth Warren jumped into the race earlier in September, and has since been the heavy favorite in voter polls. Massie participated in the first debate of all the candidates on Tuesday at UMass-Lowell. …