Thursday, March 28, 2013
Local elections are coming up and residents have less than a week to submit nomination papers.
Holliston and Hopkinton both have elections coming up in may and we want to make sure you know who's running for which office. Candidates have until the first week in April to submit their petitions to be on the ballot for many open positions in each town. As of March 27, several positions in each town have no one running. If you're interested in getting involved now is your chance to run for an office without the planning of a competitive election. To find out who's running in your town and what positions are currently vacant click your town's name. Holliston 2013 Election Petitions Hopkinton 2013 Election Petitions To find out how you can get your name on the ballot or to have any other election related questions talk to your Town Clerk …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The forum will feature Democratic and Republican challengers in Needham at WCVB.
Five candidates seeking the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John Kerry will debate for the first time in one place Wednesday night in Needham. The two Democrats and three Republicans vying for the vacated position will face each other in two separate, 30-minute debates in an event sponsored by the Boston Media Consortium and held at the Channel 5 studios. The debate will air live from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be moderated by R.D. Sahl. Patch will be among the media organizations covering the event. The primary election is April 30. On the Democratic side, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) will square off against U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). In the latest UMass Lowell poll, Markey leads Lynch 50 percent to 29.5 percent, …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Take a look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
The Democratic candidates for Senate this week talked about the war in Iraq, launched more television ads, opened regional and local campaign offices and continued to get the word out as the April 30 primary draws near. This past week marked the 10-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, and with a hotly contested U.S. Senate primary in just over a month, both congressmen seeking the Democratic nomination found themselves defending their votes. Democratic opponents Congressmen Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston, and Edward Markey, D-Malden, both voted to use force in Iraq, but the two Senate candidates disagreed on a vote the following year to approve $87.5 billion to fund the war. MassLive.com reported Lynch voted for the funding …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
State Rep Daniel Winslow, former US attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and former Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez discussed a wide-range of issues in the hour-long debate
The quest to become the "Washington outsider" representing the Republican Party in this year's Massachusetts special senate election was underway at Stonehill College Tuesday night when GOP candidates met in their first primary debate. "Electing either of the Democratic nominees would be a sign of 'surrender' that we have given up," State Representative Daniel B. Winslow (R-Norfolk) said in his closing statement referring U.S. Congressmen Ed Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). Winslow, former US attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and former Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez discussed a wide-range of issues in the hour-long debate, including Roe vs. Wade, gun control, immigration, social security, and the economy. The debate was …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The campaign for the open U.S. Senate seat continues.
Two polls last week showed double-digit leads for U.S. Rep. Edward Markey over his Democratic opponent U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch in the race for U.S. Senate. Results of a UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll last week showed Markey, D-Malden, leads Lynch, D-South Boston, by 29.5 percentage points among potential Democratic primary voters. The poll also showed Markey is leading over the three Republican candidates. Fifty percent of those polled said they would vote for Markey, while 20.5 percent said Lynch, giving Markey a 29.5 percent lead. Twenty-three percent said they were unsure about how they plan to vote. Markey and Lynch face off in the April 30 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll shows he is in a strong position to run in 2014.
Results of a UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll this week show former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, is more popular than he was when he lost his re-election bid last fall. It says he is in a strong position to run for governor in 2014. The independent, nonpartisan poll surveyed 600 Massachusetts registered voters between Saturday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 5. The poll—which asked voters for their opinions on whether they would vote for Brown if he runs for governor—showed he has bipartisan support, with 32.7 percent saying they are very likely to vote for him and 26 percent somewhat likely. Results showed that Brown, who garnered support of 92.2 percent of Republicans polled and 36.7 percent of Democrats, had more name recognition than …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Weekly updates about who has taken out and submitted nomination papers for the 2013 Holliston town election.
With the town election scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 residents have begun to take out petition papers to run for elected office in Holliston. The last day to submit papers with the reuired 50 signatures is Tuesday, April 2. (Updated March 27) Moderator Town Clerk Selectmen/ Highway Surveyor Board of Assessors Finance Committee (Three 3-year positions) Finance Committee (2-year position) Board of Health Housing Authority Library Trustee (2 positions) Parks Commissioner (2 Positions) Planning Board School Committee (2 postisions) Water Commissioner (*indicates that the resident has already submitted their petition)
Weekly updates about who has taken out and submitted nomination papers for the 2013 Hopkinton town election.
With the town election scheduled for Monday, May 20 residents have begun to take out petition papers to run for elected office in Hopkinton. The last day to submit papers with the reuired 50 signatures is Monday, April 1. (Updated March 27) Selectmen (2 positions) Town Moderator Town Clerk Board of Assessors Board of Health Board of Library Trustees (2 positions) Cemetery Commissioner Commissioner of Trust Fund Constables (3 positions) Housing Authority Parks and Recreation Commission Planning Board (2 positions) School Committee (*indicates residents that have submitted their petitions)
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
One candidate has name recognition, but experts say no one has separated themselves from the field yet.
The window for the three combatants for the Republican nomination in the U.S. Senate special election to make a name for themselves is a small one, with the April 30 primary just seven weeks away. Observers don’t believe there is a clear frontrunner at this point among the field of State Rep. Dan Winslow, R-Norfolk, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez. But strong fundraising, advertising and ground operations could change that quickly. Frank Talty, co-director of the UMass-Lowell Center For Public Opinion, believes Sullivan has a “slight advantage” at the moment because of his previous job, but not enough to pull away from Winslow and Gomez at the moment. “He had received some media attention in that …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Two Democrats and three Republicans submitted the needed 10,000 names.
Two Democrats and three Republicans submitted the required number of signatures to run in the special election for U.S. Senate, according to the Boston Globe. U.S. Reps. Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) each filed more than double the 10,000 certified signatures required. Markey led the way with nearly 34,000 signatures, while Lynch had just over 25,000. On the Republican side, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan filed nearly 19,000 signatures, followed by former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset at almost 17,000 and state Rep. Daniel Winslow of Norfolk at more than 13,000. Those totals only include those signatures submitted to the Secretary of State's office by Wednesday's 5 p.m. deadline. City and town …