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
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The area Republican town and city committees sponsored Monday night's meet and greet.
Two of the three Republican candidates for U.S. Senate told voters at Julio's Liquors in Westborough Monday night that enabling the dream they and their parents had and lived requires changes in Washington, D.C. Mike Sullivan and Gabriel Gomez attended a meet and greet sponsored by the Republican town and city committees of Westborough, Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough. Residents of communities throughout the area attended the gathering, including Holliston resident Marty Lamb, who ran unsuccessfully against state Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) in November. "The timing of this particular event is really important," Westborough Republican Town Committee Chairman Jim Hatherley said. "Prior to the events of last week, it was very …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Candidates for U.S. Senate Democratic nomination squared off in Lowell Monday.
U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey met in their second debate Monday ahead of the Democratic U.S. Senate special primary in a contest that contained few fireworks outside of an exchange on health care. The debate, held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and sponsored by the college and the Boston Herald, lasted about 45 minutes and touched a wide variety of issues on which the two Democrats mostly agreed. An early question was asked about the candidates' positions on the Affordable Care Act. Markey (D-Malden) voted in favor of the bill that passed in 2010 while Lynch (D-South Boston) was one of few Democrats who opposed it. Markey said voting for the bill was the "proudest vote of my Congressional career." He said …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate meet in their second debate.
The combatants for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate special election will square off Monday night in Lowell for their second debate leading up to the April 30 primary. Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) will participate in the debate being held at 7:30 p.m. at Durgin Hall on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The debate is being sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Center for Public Opinion and the Boston Herald. Questions for the debate will be posed by UMass Lowell students while the moderator will be reporter Jaclyn Cashman, according to the university. Markey and Lynch previously met for their first debate March 27 at the Channel 5 studios in Needham. The two candidates agreed…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The U.S. Senate candidate introduced himself at VFW Post 9013 and at JP's Restaurant Pub.
Visitors to Westborough's VFW Post 9013 and to JP's Restaurant Pub on Saturday afternoon met a U.S. Senate candidate. Republican Gabriel Gomez introduced himself during a series of campaign stops that day. Gomez is scheduled to attend a meet and greet for all three Republican candidates from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 22 at Julio's Liquors.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Gabriel Gomez will be at the VFW and at JP's.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez will visit Westborough this afternoon. Gomez will be at VFW Post 9013, at 9 Milk St., at 3:15 p.m., his campaign said Friday in a press release. Gomez will be at JP's Restaurant Pub, at 166 Milk St., at 4:05 p.m. Gomez is scheduled to attend a meet and greet for all three Republican candidates from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 22 at Julio's Liquors.
Friday, April 5, 2013
The meet and greet is April 22.
The three Republican candidates for U.S. Senate will visit Westborough eight days before voters head to the polls. The Republican town and city committees of Westborough, Northborough, Marlborough and Southborough will sponsor a meet and greet with Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan and Daniel Winslow from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 22 at Julio's Liquors, in the Westborough Shopping Center, at the intersection of Route 9 at Lyman Street. Admission is free to all Massachusetts Unenrolled and Republican voters, organizers said today in a press release. More information is available by e-mailing Nancy Quimby at email@example.com or Kim Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org. The special state primary election is April 30. Westborough will …