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 Stephen Lynch 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% 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? I don’t think anybody thinks that Ed Markey and I are the same. Anybody that knows us. Ed Markey is who he is and I am who I am. The perspectives that we bring are very distinct. Number one, in the Republican House, Republicans continue to lob over bad ideas on a regular basis. They continue to put up measures that are damaging to a significant part of the people of the United States. They are sending us in the wrong direction. The fact that on those votes Ed Markey and I both recognize bad ideas and we …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
As debate schedules are set and signatures collected, campaigns are in full swing.
It was another busy week in the race for U.S. Senate last week as we start counting down the weeks to the April 30 Primary. As of Wednesday, two Democrats and three Republicans filed the required number of signatures to run in the special election for U.S. Senate. On the Democrat side we have U.S. Reps. Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch. So far for Republicans, it’s former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk). All five submitted more than the required number of signatures to the Secretary of State’s office to appear on the April 30 Primary ballot. City and town clerks have until Monday to deliver all signatures. The five are all vying for the seat left vacant by …
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, Lowell …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Senate race will have a Democratic primary, and a Libertarian candidate has now announced. But still no Republican contender.
With local Republicans still scrambling to find someone to run in the race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State, we do have some other contenders who have jumped into the fray. On Monday, Beverly Libertarian Daniel Fishman announced he would attempt to get on the ballot for the U.S. Senate special election. Fishman garnered more than 16,000 votes in the 6th Congressional District election last fall finishing third behind Congressman John Tierney and Republican candidate Richard Tisei. "The thing I became most aware of on the campaign trail is that there is a large group of citizens in Massachusetts who are not being represented by the Democratic machine, which elects favorite sons time …
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch held a telephone meeting with seniors from the Ninth Congressional District on Friday about the debt ceiling and it's potential impact on Social Security.
With several possible solutions to the U.S. debt limit issue in play and even more opinions on how those results could affect Social Security, seniors in the Ninth Congressional District have been reaching out to Congressman Stephen F. Lynch for answers. In a telephone town hall meeting on Friday, July 29, Lynch vowed to protect seniors and Social Security as the deadline to raise the national debt limit approaches. The Treasury Secretary has said the limit of $14 trillion will be reached by Aug. 2. Over the past two weeks, the Democratic congressman said his offices in Boston, Brockton and D.C. were all inundated with calls about the debt limit. Between 80 and 90 percent were from seniors asking questions about the impact a deal could …