Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Debate to air on WCVB tonight at 7 p.m.
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 …
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. What we at Patch want to know is - 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 …
Thursday, May 30, 2013
One observer called the trend "upward political mobility" for officials in the Bay State, but that's perhaps not the case with outgoing Lt. Gov. Tim Murray.
As Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray conducts his final full 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 with 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 term own term set to expire in early 2015. Weld, a Republican, left the corner office in the mid-'90s after he was tabbed by President Bill Clinton to be …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The voter turnout was at 22.1 percent, according to the Town Clerk's website.
According to the election results, 4,389 casted their ballots in Dedham, representing 22.1 percent voter turnout. For the Democratic Party, 65.8 percent voted for Congressman Stephen Lynch. And for the Republican Party, 44.4 percent voted for former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez. From the total, Stephen Lynch received the majority of the votes with 2,380, followed by Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey with 1,233. It then went on with Gabriel Gomez with 346 votes, Michael Sullivan with 328 votes, and Daniel Winslow with 100 votes. But the rest of the state voted differently. Democrat Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez will be the two candidates for the General Election ballot on June 25.
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
Today there will be a special State Election for Senator in Congress. The polls in Dedham will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Today there will be a special State Primary Election for Senator in Congress. The Democratic Party candidates that will be on the ballot are Stephen F. Lynch and Edward J. Markey. For the Republican Party, Gabriel E. Gomez, Michael J. Sullivan and Daniel B. Winslow will be on the ballot. The polls in Dedham will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Here is the list of polling sites for the day: Precinct 1: Town Hall Precinct 2: Riverdale Elementary School Precinct 3: Avery Elementary School (old) Precincts 4 & 6: Dedham Middle School Precincts 5 & 7: Greenlodge Elementary School If you are unsure which precinct you belong to,click here to find out.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
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 op
Friday, April 26, 2013
I have witnessed firsthand Congressman Lynch’s commitment to our community in his service to our mutual constituents; he is a man of honesty and integrity.
Friday, April 26
Dear Editor, On Tuesday, April 30 voters will have an opportunity to select a Democratic nominee for the United States Senate. I am supporting Congressman Stephen Lynch to be our next U.S. Senator. In Congress, Stephen Lynch has been a staunch defender of seniors, veterans, and working families. As a former ironworker, Steve has a unique story to tell – one that has never been heard on the floor of the U.S. Senate. I have witnessed firsthand Congressman Lynch’s commitment to our community in his service to our mutual constituents; he is a man of honesty and integrity. We need a Senator who is chosen by the people of Massachusetts, not the establishment in Washington. Steve Lynch is that guy, our guy, and I am proud to be supporting him in …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
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
Dedham voted for Scott Brown and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Dedham is green 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 Dedham, 19.5 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 nice rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP separation: …