Thursday, November 8, 2012
Senator Brian A. Joyce met with foreign journalists at Boston University to discuss the state and federal elections.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Senator Brian A. Joyce recently spoke with a group of reporters from around the world who are being hosted by the U.S. State Department as part of the Foreign Press Centers’ press tour for the presidential election. The Senator met with the journalists and students on Boston University’s campus to discuss Romney’s term as governor, Joyce’s experience working with Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate and his work with Elizabeth Warren over the last year. “It was great to speak with the journalists and students about the election,” said Joyce. “We tend to forget that our elections are often international events that have ramifications on governments and peoples across the globe. I hope that I was able to shed some light on the races and …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The major contested races broken down by precinct.
Milton voted the same as the country and state in the major contested races on Tuesday. Milton voters elected Barack Obama to a second term, while also voting for first-time Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Mike Capuano and Governor’s Council member Bob Jubinville. Below are the precinct-by-precinct breakdown of the election. Precincts
The Town of Milton will not accept the Community Preservation after voting “no” on Question 4.
With a narrow margin of 52 percent opposed, 41 percent in favor and seven percent blank ballots, the town of Milton rejected the Community Preservation Act in a ballot question on Tuesday. Question 4, which was made possible with a Warrant Article at 2012 Annual Town Meeting, was supported by 6,454 voters and opposed by 8,255 Milton residents. The act would have added a 1.5 percent surcharge to real property to be applied to green space, historical preservation and reasonably-priced housing. To hear from Milton residents opposed and in favor of the act, visit www.preservationwithouttaxation.org and www.preservemilton.org/. How do you feel about the town’s vote on Question 4?
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Mike Capuano earned his eighth term in Congress with a win over Karla Romero.
With 18 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press has declared Democratic Congressman Mike Capuano the winner of the reconfigured Seventh Congressional District. Capuano, who is currently serving his seventh term representing the Eighth Congressional District, defeated Independent Karla Romero. "I am honored by the support that voters have shown in sending me back to Congress," Capuano said. "Our country is facing great challenges and I will continue fighting to make sure that the voices of my constituents are heard." Prior to his seven terms in congress, the Somerville native served as the mayor of his hometown. Capuano is currently on the House Transportation Committee and Financial Services Committee. Romero, his challenger, …
Stephen Lynch elected Congressman of the new 8th District.
Stephen Lynch was elected the Congressman of the 8th District, defeating challenger Joseph Selvaggi Tuesday night by a landslide. Lynch was a popular choice across the district’s 24 cities and towns. The South Boston Democrat received 75 percent of the District’s vote compared to Selvaggi who received 25 percent, according to election results from CBS news. Lynch said he believes his campaign efforts of going door to door paid off in the election. "I did extremely well in all the new towns," Lynch said. " I worked really hard and I'm really honored to represent the new 8th District." Lynch, a former ironworker and lawyer who has represented the 9th District since 2001, will now represent the new 8th District which runs from Bridgewater…
A majority of voters in Massachusetts on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 11 Electoral votes.
Barack Obama won Massachusetts' 11 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Shortly after 8 p.m., the AP called Massachusetts for Obama, along with with six other east coast states and the District of Columbia. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Massachusetts. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare. Romney cast his ballot this morning in his hometown of Belmont, …
What's it like inside one of America's most exclusive parties? Patch is there to find out.
Mitt Romney's back in Massachusetts and throwing a party tonight. Ever wonder what a presidential election night party is like? What do you wear? What's the food like? How excited do people get? Newton Patch Editor Melanie Graham is at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center for Romney's shin-dig and will tweet out all these details and more as the night goes on.
Signs, lines and other sights from election day in Milton.
Milton residents were out holding signs and casting votes this afternoon during the presidential election.
Milton attorney Bob Jubinville has already been to several polling place and his day is just getting started.
Milton resident Bob Jubinville is in the middle of a long day. The Democratic candidate for Governor’s Council District 2 greeted voters in Franklin before the polls opened this morning, shook hands in Sharon and returned to Milton for a bit more campaigning and to cast his own vote. This was all before 11 a.m. Jubinville, who has been an attorney for 33 years, will be back on the road to meet with voters, likely in Boston, Stoughton and Randolph before the polls close at 8 tonight. Once all the votes are in, family and friends will join Jubinville at his Milton law office to wait for the results. He expects around 50 people to stop by this evening. “I’ve been campaigning like crazy,” said Jubinville, who won a four-candidate primary for …