Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sharon voters have until 8 p.m. to cast their votes today
The Sharon voters are casting their ballots today at Sharon High School until 8 p.m. There are two contested races on the ballot for selectmen and school committee. In the selectmen's race, incumbent William Heitin is facing a challenge from Steven Ross, while in the school committee race, incumbents Jeffrey Crum and Emily Smith-Lee are facing a challenge from Marcy Kaplan.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
U.S. Congressman Ed Markey took 1,431 of the votes in Sharon on Tuesday, with 19 percent of voters showing up at the polls.
Tuesday was a strong day for Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden. Voters in Sharon showed up in support of Markey during Tuesday's U.S. Senate special primary election; Markey won in Sharon with 1,431 votes, according to Sharon Town Clerk Marlene Chused Wednesday morning. By comparison, Lynch came in second in Sharon with 416 of the votes. Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset received 231 votes in Sharon, while U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington received 138 votes and State Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk received 84. Markey beat U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston statewide, and will face Gomez in the general election on June 25. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran as write-in …
The former Navy SEAL and the longtime Congressman will face off June 25 to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat.
A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State's next U.S. senator. The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25. The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later. Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election. We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts. The editors asked both broad questions about policy, as well as op
Monday, April 29, 2013
Be sure to vote in Sharon today and check Patch's interviews with the candidates running for U.S. Senate.
The U.S. Senate special election kicks off at 7 a.m. this Tuesday, April 30, and voters in Sharon have until 8 p.m. that day to head to the polls to cast their ballots. Residents in Sharon can vote at the town's poll location - Sharon High School, 180 Pond St. Be sure to check out Patch's interviews with the candidates
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election. We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts. The editors asked both broad questions about policy, as well as opinions on more local, regional issues. Click on the links below to read the questions and answers with each candidate… Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sharon voted for Elizabeth Warren and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Sharon is green and blue. That’s what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Sharon, 28.3 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a nice rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP separation: …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The stop at the Route 1 eatery was one of many for Gomez yesterday who toured the South Shore on the campaign trail.
The Red Wing Diner in Walpole had United States Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez as a patron Thursday afternoon, and yes he had the fried clams. Gomez stopped at the restaurant, which is situated on Route 1 near Sharon, as part of a number of stops throughout the state, including New Bedford, Weymouth, Worcester and Auburn. He shook hands with diners and sat down for a bite with some of his supporters. “We’re making a bunch of rounds in the South Shore and hitting a bunch of towns and obviously this place is one of the relics of Walpole," Gomez said. “So we’re going to meet a bunch of hopefully potential voters, introduce myself, hopefully earn their respect and get their vote on April 30.” Gomez is competing for the Republican nomination …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Candidates for U.S. Senate Democratic nomination squared off in Lowell Monday.
U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey met in their second debate Monday ahead of the Democratic U.S. Senate special primary in a contest that contained few fireworks outside of a health care exchange. The debate, held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and sponsored by the college and the Boston Herald, lasted about 45 minutes and touched a wide variety of issues on which the two Democrats mostly agreed. An early question was asked about the candidates' positions on the Affordable Care Act. Markey (D-Malden) voted in favor of the bill that passed in 2010 while Lynch (D-South Boston) was one of few Democrats who opposed it. Markey said voting for the bill was the "proudest vote of my Congressional career." He said there …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Boston Herald reported that Lynch said party leaders are discouraging people from donating to his campaign.
U.S. Rep. and Senate candidate Stephen Lynch (D-Boston) took aim at his party leaders for getting behind U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-Malden) in the primary fight, reported the Boston Herald. “They haven’t been fair,” Lynch told the Herald about the Democratic leaders. “No they haven’t been fair. I think they’ve done their best to discourage people from sending me contributions from Washington. They’ve basically said Markey’s our guy, don’t give to Lynch.” Lynch faces an uphill battle as the party bosses have backed the Malden Democrat. A recent WBUR poll found that Markey has a 11-point lead over Lynch (35 percent to 24 percent). The two men square off on April 30 in the Democratic primary to replace former Sen. John Kerry. Read the full …