Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Somerville congressman has indicated he's not happy with the political culture in Washington.
Rep. Michael Capuano, formerly mayor of Somerville, is getting closer to making a decision about whether or not to run for governor in 2014, according to the State House News Service. "The clock is running, so I’m closer," Capuano told reporters Monday, according to the news service. The State House News Service said the congressman has been frustrated with gridlock in the House of Representatives. "We’ve been doing almost nothing but pontificating and posturing for almost this entire year," he said. In February, Capuano told WBUR, "Part of me thinks that some of the more interesting, more important fights over the next several years might be conducted at statehouses around the country and not necessarily on Capitol Hill." He said at the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Rebecca Padera and Mike Zullas to serve on School Committee.
Kathleen Conlon was swept into office Tuesday as Milton's new selectman with 4,086 votes, unseating incumbent Robert Sweeney, 2,846 votes. Rebecca M. Padera keeps her seat on the School Committee, with 3,812 votes and Mike Zullas will also serve on School Committee, with 3,033 votes. Robert Hiss was defeated, with 2,580 votes. Alexander Whiteside kept his seat on the Planning Board with 3,439 votes, challenter Todd John Hamilton received 2,290 votes. Catherine A. Shea won a seat on the Housing Authority, with 3,635 votes. Christopher Huban was defeated with 1,818 votes. For a complete list of the April 30, 2013 Annual Town Election Results by Precinct, click here.
U.S. Rep. Ed Markey will face Gabriel Gomez in the general election.
Milton went against the tide in picking U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston as the top vote getter with 3,589 votes, over U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden with 2322 votes in the state's special Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate. It was a tight race in Milton between Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez of Cohasset and U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan of Abington for the state's special Republican Primary for U.S. Senate. Gomez received 597 votes; Sullivan received 535 votes. For a complete breakdown of the election results in Milton, click here. Gomez to Face Markey in Senate Election, click here.
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
Polls for Tuesday's Annual Town Election and the Special U.S. Senate Primary close at 8pm.
Supporters for Katie Conlon and for Robert Sweeney, candidates for selectmen, were holding signs this morning near Milton High School. If you have a photo of today's election that you would like to share, upload it to this story.
Here are the candidates for local office and for the senate primary elections.
There are two elections in Milton on Tues., April 30: Milton's Annual Town Election and the special senate primary. Sample ballots for both elections are in the photo gallery. For information on the polls that are open from 7am to 8pm, click here.
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 22, 2013
Congressman Edward J. Markey is on the Democratic ballot in the April 30 special U.S. Senate election.
1. Both you and your opponent voted with your party more than 90 percent of the time. What separates you from your opponent in the primary? How can Mass voters be assured that either of you won't simply vote lockstep with Majority Leader Reid? In Congress, I’ve taken on tough issues and gotten results for Massachusetts. I have a record of standing up to the special interests like the gun lobby, “big oil” and Wall Street. I took on the NRA and led the fight in 1994 to ban cheap Chinese assault weapons, which were flowing into our country and selling for less than $100 a piece. I voted for President Barack Obama’s historic health care law to give important patient protections to Americans, like banning insurance denials based on pre-existing…
State Rep. Daniel Winslow is on the Republican ballot in the April 30 special U.S. Senate election.
1. Former Senator Scott Brown spoke often about his independence and not always voting with the Republican leadership. Which one or two issues do you most agree with Republican leadership? Which one or two issues do you most disagree with Republican leadership? I have a record in the State Legislature. I currently hold Scott Brown’s old seat in the house and I work well on both sides of the aisle to solve problems and get things done. I will take that same problem-solving approach to Washington. I think I agree most with the Republicans on the need to adopt [job] creation by reducing tax and the regulatory burden on businesses and individuals and also on the need for immigration reform that does not punish people who have complied with …
Brett Rhyne is a write-in candidate for the Democratic nomination in the April 30 special U.S. Senate election.
1. Both of your Democratic opponents voted with their party more than 90% of the time. What separates you from your opponents in the primary? How can Mass voters be assured that either of you won’t simply vote lockstep with Majority Leader Reid? The reason that both my opponents vote in lockstep with the party is because they’re all indebted to the same special interests. I’m not. I don’t take campaign contributions from anybody, so therefore I’d vote in the interests of my constituents — the people of Massachusetts — and my conscience. 2. Our region benefits a lot from defense spending, including bases and the development of new weapons. Yet more progressive lawmakers want to cut defense spending more than social programs when federal …