Sunday, February 24, 2013
The nomination papers deadline for the U.S. Senate race is Wednesday, Feb. 27.
With only a few days until nomination papers are due in the race for U.S. Senate, last week was a busy one for announced and potential candidates looking to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. The Republican field lost one prominent candidate, and another generated controversy. On the Democratic side, Congressmen Edward Markey, D-Malden, and Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston, have been working through their pre-primary debate schedule and campaigning across the state. Democrats Markey and Lynch hit the road Both Democratic candidates hit the road again last week from Pittsfield to Salem, meeting with residents and attending fundraisers. Markey, whose district in MetroWest includes Framingham, Holliston…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Bielat and Gomez say they’re in; Sullivan may also join the field.
It’s starting to shape up into quite a race, as the field of potential Republican candidates for U.S. Senate continues to grow. This week, two more Republicans threw their hats in the proverbial ring in the race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the appointment of John Kerry to Secretary of State: Norfolk’s Sean Bielat and Cohasset’s Gabriel Gomez. Candidates have just under two weeks to meet the Feb. 27 deadline to gather the 10,000 certified signatures needed to appear on the April 30 primary ballot. The special election is June 25. After losing two races for Congress, Bielat has opened up a federal campaign office to raise money for a Senate run, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Bielat lost to Barney Frank in 2010 and …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
After President Obama’s selection of John Kerry as Secretary of State, there’s a lot of interest in the senior senator’s seat.
With U.S. Senator John Kerry as President Barack Obama’s pick for Secretary of State, it’s anyone’s guess who will run for the seat in a special election next summer. Kerry was nominated by Obama on Dec. 21. If Kerry is appointed, Governor Deval Patrick will appoint an interim senator, who will be named to the position before the special election. Names have already been dropped locally and from afar, including actor and Cambridge native Ben Affleck, who said he is not interested in running for the seat Kerry has held since 1985. Last week, Congressman Edward Markey announced he would make a run for it. Markey is the first prominent candidate to officially announce his interest in Kerry’s seat. Kerry and Vicki Kennedy, the widow of the …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Would it be Scott Brown? Congressman Markey or Capuano? Tell us who you think should run.
The Washington Post is reporting that President Obama is considering appointing Massachusetts U.S. Sen. John Kerry as the Secretary of Defense. There was speculation Kerry would be the next Secretary of State. Kerry's move would open up his current seat. Should he be appointed, a special election would be held to finish out Kerry's term, which expires in 2014. Conversation from the breakfast table this morning to the morning commute has everyone talking - who will run for Kerry's U.S. Senate seat if he's appointed? Could it be Scott Brown? Or maybe Ed Markey or Michael Capuano? Tell us: who do you think will run for Kerry's seat if he's appointed? Let us know in the comments section below.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Main Street Cafe owner Randy Scott views hosting political candidates a service to the community.
He may not always agree with their politics, but playing host to politicians is all part of the business for Main Street Cafe owner Randy Scott. "We have an open door policy," said Randy Scott who owns the cafe with his wife Mary. "That's part of our duty here." The diner or restaurant stop over has long been a staple of political stumping. When the restaurant played host to U.S. Senator John Kerry as he was making his presidential bid, a whole bus load of veterans were brought in and ate with the candidate, said Scott. "It's a public service that we provide," he said. The potential frenzy of this duty became clear during a recent visit by U.S. Senator Scott Brown who packed the establishment with supporters hoping to get a photo with the …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Those from Marlborough and the rest of the Metrowest Young Democrats offer their opinion on our Massachusetts leadership.
Friday, January 13, 2012
As you get older, you look back on the wisdom and advice adults offered to you as you grew up. There are a lot of things grown-ups always like to say to children. Values and wisdom so commonly repeated they are accepted as axioms. Education is the key to your future. Stand up for what you believe. Treat people like you want to be treated. One of the most difficult realizations I’ve come to lately is that some of the adults who preach these lessons don’t really mean it. Over the last year, we called, tweeted, and emailed our two U.S. Senators to ask them to vote for a bill that would help improve our schools and put people back to work. It was President Obama’s Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act, a bill that would have …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Resident and Middlesex DA's office employee wins prestigious annual award.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
In honor of her exemplary service to the office of the Middlesex District Attorney, Susan Ledoux, of Marlborough, was presented with the John F. Kerry Leadership Award at a ceremony held in Woburn, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone announced Thursday. The John F. Kerry Leadership Award is named in honor of Senior Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry, a former Middlesex First Assistant District Attorney. The award is presented each year to a member of the district attorney’s office for demonstrating extraordinary leadership in his/her position. Brendan Sullivan, Public Safety Policy Director for Senator Kerry, was in attendance to present the award. Ledoux is the Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Homicide. “Sue is a vital member…