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 …
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…
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 …
Monday, June 3, 2013
The Senate candidates will face each other in a live, televised debate Wednesday.
The Republican and Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate special election later this month are set to conduct their first of three scheduled debates Wednesday night. According to an Associated Press article printed in the Boston Herald Monday, Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic Congressman Edward Markey of Malden will debate at the WBZ-TV studios Wednesday in a debate sponsored by the TV station and the Boston Globe. WBZ previously reported the debate will take place and air live from 7 to 8 p.m. WBZ political analyst Jon Keller will moderate. According to the Herald, subsequent debates will take place on June 11 in western Massachusetts and June 18 back in Boston. The campaigns reportedly spent weeks "…
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says the U.S. Senate candidate didn't name his clients at Advent International when he filed for the race.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Senate special election Republican nominee Gabriel Gomez with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, CREW said they filed the complaint against Gomez for "failing to name his clients while working for the private equity firm Advent International." You can read the entire complaint against Gomez here. Gomez, a Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL, will face Congressman Edward Markey of Malde, Democratic nominee, in the election June 25 to fill the seat vacated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan said in the statement that candidates must name …
Friday, May 24, 2013
Boston mayor throws his support at Democratic U.S. Senate nominee; Markey responds to Gomez "pond scum" comment.
Calling him a friend to his city and state, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino endorsed Democratic U.S. Senate special election nominee Congressman Edward Markey in Dorchester Friday morning. Speaking at a rally at the International Brotherhood of Eletrical Workers Local 103, Menino, a Democrat, said Markey has been with the city "at every corner." Menino said Markey helped the city receive more Homeland Security funding, has been "out front" on gun control and sustainability. "He's there for us all the time," Menino said. Markey welcomed the endorsement, calling Menino "America's greatest mayor" and a "transformative figure" for Boston and Massachusetts. "He has taken Boston and truly made it that shining beacon on a hill," Markey said. "His …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The two will face off on June 25 in the U.S. Senate special election.
After months of campaigning we now know who is going head to head in the June 25 special U.S. Senate election. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) took the Democratic vote in the Tuesday election over fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). Political newcomer and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset came out on top of a field of Republican candidates - including more seasoned opponents former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and State Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. With a month and a half of campaigning still to come we wanted to stop and ask you this question. If the Special Election were today - who would you vote for right now? Markey or Gomez? Tell us in our comments section below.