Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Debate to air on WCVB Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Another U.S. Senate election for Massachusetts is drawing to a close, with the two combatants set to square off one final time before voters head to the polls June 25. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey of Malden and Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez will hold the last of three debates Tuesday evening in the race to fill the seat formerly held by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The debate will air live from 7 to 8 p.m. on WCVB (Channel 5). The debate will be moderated by R.D. Sahl of Boston University. The two previous debates for the candidates were held in Boston and Springfield. Recent polling has suggested an edge for Markey in the race. Both candidates have received visits from high-profile …
Monday, June 17, 2013
Candidates for Boston mayor, City Council and U.S. Senate were among those participating in the 2013 Bunker Hill Day Parade on Sunday.
With Boston's mayoral and City Council races heating up, many of the candidates turned out Sunday for Charlestown's Bunker Hill Day Parade, taking advantage of an opportunity to get their faces and names out in the community. Among those marching was Back Bay's city councilor, Mike Ross, who is running for mayor.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
The city councilor made his official announcement in the South End on Saturday.
City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo officially kicked off his mayoral campaign on Saturday in the South End. Arroyo outlined a series of goals that included improving Boston's public schools, and having safe and affordable neighborhoods. "My family, like many families, needed a leg up and needed affordable housing and that was provided for them right here in Villa Victoria," he said. "Everyone deserves to have a place to live, and that doesn’t happen by accident, and that doesn’t happen because you wish it so. That happens by intention." Arroyo also noted he plans to support small businesses in the city. "Boston has over a billion dollars in deposits in various banks, yet we don’t know that these banks invest at all in any of our neighborhoods…
Saturday, June 15, 2013
If the special election was 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 was today - who would you vote for? Candidates 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…
Thursday, June 13, 2013
District Attorney Dan Conley is the only Boston mayoral candidate with more than $1 million in cash for his campaign.
There will be at least 12 candidates on the September 24 ballot for mayor, as Boston's Elections Department continues to certify signatures. One candidate not yet to be certified as of Monday morning is Barstoolsports.com owner David Portnoy. While Portnoy may be more entertainment than a serious candidate to run City Hall, the candidates expected to garner the most votes have been certified before the June 25 deadline for the Registrar to certify all signatures. District Attorney Dan Conley has the most money in his campaign with more than $1.1 million, according to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance's website. At-Large City Councilor John Connolly has $564,000 in his campaign, followed by fellow city councilor District 8's …
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Margin between the two Senate candidates was 52-35 a month ago.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez has narrowed the polling gap with Democratic candidate Edward Markey in a new Suffolk University poll. In a survey of what the university called 500 "tightly-screened" likely voters, Markey has garnered 48 percent of support to Gomez's 41 percent. Ten percent have not yet made up their minds while one percent refused to answer and another one percent are supporting Twelve Visions candidate Richard Heos. “Ed Markey continues to lead but the margin has dwindled,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston in a statement along with Monday's poll results. “Markey’s core ballot test number has fallen below 50 percent and recent Obama administration…
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Ex-NYC mayor calls Senate hopeful "a man of great accomplishment."
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani praised U.S. Senate Republican nominee Gabriel Gomez in Boston Thursday as a man who's demonstrated "a willingness to give his life for his country." Giuliani campaigned with Gomez in Back Bay as the two spoke at a press conference shortly after visiting the Copley Square memorial for the Boston Marathon bombings. "This is a man of great accomplishment and this is exactly what we need in Washington right now," said Giuliani of Gomez, the Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL. "The mayor knows just want kind of a dangerous world we live in," Gomez said, referring to Giuliani's experience as mayor during the 9/11 attacks. Gomez and Giuliani criticized the Democratic nominee, Malden …
The Boston Globe reports the two will visit the Boston Marathon bombings memorial.
The Boston Globe reported former New York City mayor and Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani will campaign with GOP Senate nominee Gabriel Gomez in Boston Thursday. Among their stops will be the Boston Marathon bombings memorial in Copley Square, according to the Globe. Gomez is a Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL who is squaring off against Democratic Congressman Edward Markey of Malden in the special U.S. Senate election June 25. The pair held their first debate Wednesday night in Boston. The Globe reported Giuliani has a history of campaigning for Massachusetts Republicans, including Scott Brown in 2010.
Wednesday, June 5, 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 …
Mayoral candidate John Connolly said the B.R.A. is 'who you know culture' in City Hall.
Boston City Councilor and mayoral candidate John Connolly had some harsh words for the Boston Redevelopment Authority and outgoing Mayor Thomas Menino. “Although we have thrived from a development perspective, we are trapped in a system that puts the focus on who you know rather than the merit of your project,” Connolly said at a candidates forum, according to the Boston Herald. “That’s what we need to break and that’s the transparency — we need transparent decision-making within the BRA.” Connolly made the comments during a development-oriented candidates’ forum hosted by the Boston Society of Architects on Wednesday morning. To read the rest of the article, click here.