Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Candidates say they are ready to take on Congressman Edward Markey.
A trio of Republicans in the new fifth district are vying for the opportunity to challenge Ed Markey for his long-held seat in congress. Voters heading to the polls for Thursday's primary in the new district will see three names on the ballot for the Republican nomination: Tom Tierney, Frank Addivinola and Jeff Semon. Each of the three wants the chance to topple Ed Markey, a Democrat from Malden. It's a tall task -- Markey has been elected to 18 consecutive terms and has never won by less than 28 points. But his district has been re-aligned since his last election in 2010, and it has added Southborough, Ashland, Holliston, Sherborn, most of Sudbury and about half of Cambridge. The district shuffle could create an opportunity for whichever …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Jeff Semon and Frank Addivinola face off in Sept. 6's primary for the right to challenge Democratic Congressman Ed Markey. Here's how their campaign finances look.
Lexington's Jeff Semon is ahead of fellow Republican Frank Addivinola when it comes to fundraising in the Massachusetts 5th congressional district race, but both have a long way to go before they match the fundraising prowess of 35-year Democratic incumbent Ed Markey. According to the Federal Election Commission, from April 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, Semon raised $21,086 in contributions and took out no loans. Meanwhile, Addivinola raised $6,810 in contributions between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year, and took out $8,870 in loans. Both candidates are in the black on their financial sheets. Semon has spent $17,772 on operating his campaign, while Addivinola has spent $1,200 on operating his campaign and $5,634 in loan repayments. …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
A Lexington Republican seeking to unseat Democrat Ed Markey in the 5th District, Jeff Semon says "common sense knows no language or ethnic barrier," in announcing the launch of jeffen2012.com
During campaign season, candidates choose their words wisely. And Lexington Republican Jeff Semon, a congressional candidate in Massachusetts' Fifth District, hopes one letter can make a lot of difference as he attempts to unseat Democrat Ed Markey. In an attempt to reach more residents in more communities, Semon has launched jeffen2012.com, a Spanish language campaign website he says is the first by a major candidate in Massachusetts. His standard website is jeffin2012.com. “Today is the beginning of the end of empty promises and political pandering to the voters of Massachusetts’ 5th District.” Semon said in a statement. The website debut, a move touted by party officials, came earlier this month in Framingham when Semon partnered with …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Republican Primary for the 5th Congressional District is Sept. 6.
Jeff Semon and Frank Addivinola both want to oust Rep. Ed Markey from his 5th congressional district seat in Congress. "He's been in office since the year I was born," said Semon during Wednesday night's debate at the Trackside Grill in Ashland. The event was sponsored by the Ashland Republican Town Committee. The winner of the Republican primary on Sept. 6 will face Markey in November. Framingham is part of the new 5th Congressional District, which stretches all the way to Markey's hometown of Malden and to where Semon resides in Lexington. During the debate, the two Republicans took jabs at each other. Semon questioned how Addivinola thinks he can win when he lost a state senate race in 2010. Addivinola questioned how long Semon has …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Jeff Semon, a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, called U.S. Rep. Ed Markey's request to tap the strategic petroleum reserve a "shortsighted political ploy" and calls for energy policy over energy politics.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
The following letter to the editor was written by Jeff Semon, a Republican candidate for the Fifth Congressional District. U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) requested that President Obama tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in order to quell the recent rise in gas prices. Mr. Markey’s request is not only a shortsighted political ploy, it is downright dangerous. Prices are being driven higher by the specter of potential military conflict in Iran.There is not a supply shortage. We do not have an energy policy in America; we have energy politics. As long as this continues to be the status quo, energy prices will continue to rise. Our government needs a comprehensive energy policy that focuses on responsibly developing domestic resources and …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Committee to Elect Jeff Semon on jobs and wealth; Semon is running against U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, to represent Framingham and the fifth congressional district.
In a move that further exemplifies why we must redirect our government in order to restore our economy, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey has decided to fight the law of supply & demand. His consistent failure to understand basic economics damages our economy - in this instance, by stifling job creation and energy independence. In a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Markey questioned the impact of allowing U.S. companies to export liquefied natural gas with the following statement: 'I am worried that exporting America's natural gas would raise energy costs for American consumers, reduce the global competitiveness of U.S. businesses, make us more dependent on foreign sources of energy, and slow our transition away from dirtier fuels.' This statement…