Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The U.S. Senate candidates have one week to go before voters head to the polls.
Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey spent their final debate before next week's U.S. Senate special election clashing over their records and who has the better vision for both their commonwealth and their country. The debate, taped in Boston, broadcast on several local networks and moderated by veteran city newsman and Boston University professor R.D. Sahl, was the last of three contests before voters head to the polls to fill U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's former seat. No matter the issue, be it taxes, gun control, abortion, national security and their own personal and professional histories, the two men found disagreements at every turn. Each candidate could agree on one thing: they believe the other candidate's ideas are "old and …
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Here is the specimen ballot, courtesy of the town clerk's office.
Westborough's town clerk's office is preparing for next week's special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. Westborough's polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. next Tuesday, June 25, Town Clerk Nancy Yendriga said Monday. Precincts 1 and 3 will vote in the Gibbons Middle School gym. Precinct 2 will vote in the Hastings Elementary School gym. Precincts 4 and 5 will vote in the Mill Pond School gym. Republican Gabriel Gomez will face Democrat Edward Markey. Residents are asked to call the town clerk’s office at 508-366-3020 with questions.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
If the special election were 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 were today - who would you vote for? 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 vote today who…
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Gun control, health care, economy, foreign policy among major topics in first meeting of candidates.
Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey engaged Wednesday in their first debate before the U.S. Senate special election this month, and the tone was markedly similar to the tone of the overall campaign thus far. Gomez, the Republican Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL, and Markey, the Democratic Malden congressman since his election in 1976, jabbed at each other during the hour-long debate at WBZ-TV's studios and sponsored by the news station and the Boston Globe. Topics for the evening included gun control, health care, the economy, foreign policy, recent national political scandals, immigration and abortion. Time and again, Gomez pounded Markey for his years in Washington, painting the congressman as out of touch with Bay State …
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The latest 'You Ask, Patch Answers' has the details.
Editor's note: In our column "You Ask, Patch Answers," we help you to find answers to your questions. Email email@example.com if you have a question that you would like us to investigate. Today, we answer this emailed inquiry: "When can I register to vote in the upcoming special U.S. Senate election?" Westborough Town Clerk Nancy Yendriga sent out the details Tuesday night. The town clerk's office will hold a special voter registration session for the June 25 Special Senatorial Election from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. next Wednesday, June 5 at Westborough Town Hall. Any Westborough resident who is not registered to vote, is a U.S. citizen and who will be age 18 by June 25 may participate. The town clerk's office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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
The primaries drew 16 percent of Westborough's registered voters.
Westborough voters on Tuesday backed Democrat Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez for U.S. Senate. The special state primary drew 16 percent, or 1,819, of Westborough's 11,140 registered voters, according to unofficial results from Town Clerk Nancy Yendriga. Westborough Democrats supported Markey over U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, 789 to 326. In the Republican primary here, Gomez received 345 votes, former U.S. Attorney Mike Sullivan received 262 votes and state Rep. Daniel Winslow (R-Norfolk) received 90 votes. Markey and Gomez now will face each other in the June 25 special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. Markey is a Congressman from Malden. Gomez is a former naval …
Westborough Patch will update this story throughout the day.
Turnout for today's Democratic and Republican U.S. Senate primaries has been slow in Westborough entering the final hours. At 4:35 p.m., 168 people had voted at the Hastings Elementary School, which has Precinct 5. At 4:50 p.m., 600 people had voted at the Mill Pond School, which has Precincts 2 and 4. And at 5:08 p.m., 513 people had voted at the Gibbons Middle School, which has Precincts 1 and 3. The polls close at 8 p.,. At 12:40 p.m., 360 people had voted at the Mill Pond School. At 12:50 p.m., 330 people had voted at the Gibbons Middle School. At 1:15 p.m., 110 people had voted at the Hastings Elementary School. At 8:55 a.m., 93 people had voted at Gibbons. Shortly after 9 a.m., 165 people had voted at Mill Pond. And as of around 9:…
Here is the election information.
Voters statewide today will choose the candidates for the June 25 special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. The special state primary polls will be open in Westborough from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters in Precincts 1 and 3 will vote at the Gibbons Middle School. Voters in Precinct 2 will vote at the Hastings Elementary School. Voters in Precincts 4 and 5 will vote at the Mill Pond School. The Republican candidates are former Naval Special Warfare Lieutenant Commander Gabriel Gomez, former U.S. Attorney Mike Sullivan and state Rep. Daniel Winslow (R-Norfolk). The Democratic candidates are U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-Malden). Westborough…
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