The primary for the Special Senate Election is set to take place tomorrow.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
The possible repeal of DOMA was addressed in a senate debate recently.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The city went against the state and voted for Scott Brown. See all the results locally here.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Dotty Holmes was the lone voice on Main Street as she attempted to raise awareness on primary day.
Dotty Holmes sat as the lone sign holder during primary voting Thursday along Main Street in Marlborough. Supporting her chosen candidate is nothing new to the local senior, who started advocating for candidates at the age of six. "I went door to door in San Francisco," said Holmes who is on the Democratic Committee. "My dad started me doing it and I never stopped." Holmes believes that it is important to advocate for the people fighting for the middle class. She was out supporting her candidates Danielle Werner Gregoire, running for state representative, and Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the U.S. Senate. It is always important to be out with signs as many people still do not know who to vote for when the primary comes around, she …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Third District Congressional Candidate Tom Weaver looks back--and forward.
To The Editor: I remember when this country was great, when we had dreams, when hopes ran high, when we knew that our lives could be better than our parents. We set a course for wealth, property, education and status. As our parents lived through the Great Depression, they said nothing. We established government agencies to secure our place on the world stage. As our parents were the victors in WWII, they said nothing. It was not obvious, but our parents knew what made this the greatest Nation in history. It was all contained in a simple phrase --- “Don’t make a federal case out of it.” It was indeed a fact of life that ensured our freedom which ultimately provides the source of the American Dream and Exceptionalism. Imagine how …
Monday, July 23, 2012
In the third of our Congressional Live Chats, Jon Golnik (R-Carlisle) told Patch readers why he thinks its time to replace Niki Tsongas.
The third in a series of Patch live chats with candidates for Congress. Previously, Niki Tsongas *** If you missed our live chat with Congressional candidate Jon Golnik, you missed our first ever in-chat poll! Here is how Patch readers voted during the event. Who will you vote for? What Primary will you be voting in? And here are some highlights from the questions Patch readers asked the candidate from around the new Massachusetts Third District. Matt: What are your plans to help create a better community feel here in the Merrimack Valley? Jon Golnik: Hi Matt, thank you for the question. We are facing an unemployment crisis here in the Merrimack Valley which not surprisingly contributes to a sense of malaise and cynicism. We need to get …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Office of Campaign and Political Finance released numbers on Thursday related to expenditures in the 2011 Massachusetts mayoral elections.
The Office of Campaign and Political Finance released a report on the campaign finance activity of mayoral candidates in the 2011 election season on Thursday. As part of this report, the state agency released the expenditures of Marlborough candidates Matt Jones and (now) Mayor Arthur Vigeant. Marlborough's candidates represented just two of 71 Massachusetts mayoral candidates in 2011 in 38 cities across the Commonwealth. The study was limited to those candidates who were on the ballot in the November elections, and did not include those who were eliminated in the primaries. In the 71 races, candidates raised $3,386,403 and spent $3,549,375, according the reports submitted to the state office. There was no Boston mayoral election in 2011…
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Did US Sen. Scott Brown make an error by accepting a campaign contribution from the president of the New York Yankees?
US Sen. Scott Brown kicked up a little infield dust this week when it was revealed that Randy Levine, president of the New York Yankees, donated the maximum $2,500 to the Brown re-election campaign. As Joe Battenfeld of the Boston Herald so succinctly put it, “That’s right, the commander of the Evil Empire is helping to pay for all those Brown ads championing his support of the Red Sox.” So, what is a candidate to do? Should he have respectfully declined the contribution, stating his allegiance to the Boston Red Sox? Said Battenfeld, “It’s one thing to be bipartisan, Senator, but this is taking it a little too far. There’s no compromising in baseball.” What do you think? Were you bothered by the Senator, who recently aired a web video …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Former governor Mitt Romney was supported by Marlborough residents Tuesday in the presidential primary, but some believe there was simply no better choice.
Former Governor Mitt Romney swept away the competition in Marlborough and most of Massachusetts during the 2012 presidential primary held Tuesday. In Marlborough, Romney won every precinct of every ward in the city earning 1,780 of 3,332 votes cast. This was a 16.15 percent of turnout of registered votes in the city, much higher than the four percent that had showed by mid-afternoon to vote in nearby Boston. Romney's victory in Massachusetts was no surprise to anyone. Prior to the election local officials voiced their support. "On Tuesday, I will be supporting Mitt Romney for President," said State Rep. Steven Levy (R-Marlborough). "Mitt is the only candidate, on either side, who has the experience to bring the national focus back to jobs…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
State Senator Jamie Eldridge asks supporters to throw their collective weight behind a good friend and colleague.
To the Editor: I am writing to ask voters choosing the Democratic ballot in the Massachusetts presidential primary on Tuesday, March 6 to cast your vote for Kate Donaghue for Democratic State Committeewoman. Those paying close attention or who are involved in Democratic politics probably know Kate Donaghue well. There has been a lot written in recent letters to the editor also in support of her about her work ethic, dedication to Democratic principles, and her help in getting so many public officials elected, including myself. All of this is true. As someone who is extremely proud as the State Senator of the Middlesex & Worcester district to work on so many public policy issues of the values behind Kate’s commitment to the Democratic Party…