Friday, May 10, 2013
Congressman leads Gabriel Gomez by 17 points.
A new Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH) poll shows a strong lead for Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey over Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate special election. The poll of 500 likely voters has Markey at 52 percent and Gomez at 35 percent. Eleven percent of voters in the poll were undecided. A third-party candidate, Richard Heos of the Twelve Visions Party, got 1 percent and another 1 percent refused to respond. David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, said along with the announcement of the poll that Markey has "a large lead over his Republican opponent who voters are unsure about." Indeed, 32 percent of those polled said …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Congressman Ed Markey told the Sunday night crowd as Senator, the NRA will stand for "Not Relevant Anymore" and not the National Rifle Association.
Framingham hosted a rally for U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Ed Markey Sunday. Hundreds squeezed into his campaign office on Route 9 in Framingham to listen to Markey, who represents Framingham, talk about what he would do if elected Massachusetts' newest senator. Watch the attached video from Framingham Patch. Markey and Congressman Steven Lynch are vying to be the democratic nominee in the special election on Tuesday, June 25. Three candidates are vying to be the Republican nominee. A Sunday's rally it was a who's who of MetroWest and Framingham politicians and town leaders in attendance too. Those present included Sen. Karen Spilka, Sen. James Eldridge, Rep. Tom Sannicandro, Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, Governor's …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Massachusetts Congressional Delegation introduced a resolution honoring victims of the attacks in Boston.
Wednesday, April 24
Submitted by the office of Sen. Elizabeth Warren The Massachusetts Congressional Delegation on Tuesday introduced a resolution commending the heroism, courage and sacrifice of the victims of last week's attacks in Boston. The delegation includes Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. William "Mo" Cowan, Rep. Ed Markey, Rep. Richard Neal, Rep. Jim McGovern, Rep. John Tierney, Rep. Michael Capuano, Rep. Stephen Lynch, Rep. Bill Keating, Rep. Joe Kennedy and Rep. Niki Tsongas. The resolution honors the memories of those lost, and expresses thanks to the men and women of law enforcement in the United States for their unwavering determination, courage, and resolve to bring to justice the people responsible for the bombings that occurred during the running…
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Federal Drug Administration has issued a strong warning to consumers about energy drinks.
The Federal Drug Administration is warning consumers to stay away from energy drinks and dietary supplements that include an ingredient known as DMAA, or dimethylamylamine, due to associated health impacts. The warning, issued Thursday, comes as three members of Congress, including Democratic Senate candidate Edward Markey, released the results of an investigation report that found teens and young adults were most often the target group for advertising by energy drink manufacturers. Producers of energy drinks are not required under current federal regulations to disclose caffeine amounts. Markey told The Boston Globe that practice should end, and that federal regulators should also investigate the companies' advertising practices. What do …
Tuesday, April 9, 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 an exchange on health care. 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, who represents Framingham, said voting for the bill was the "proudest vote of my …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate meet in their second debate.
The combatants for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate special election will square off tonight in Lowell for their second debate leading up to the April 30 primary. Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) will participate in the debate being held at 7:30 p.m. at Durgin Hall on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The debate is being sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Center for Public Opinion and the Boston Herald. Questions for the debate will be posed by UMass Lowell students while the moderator will be reporter Jaclyn Cashman, according to the university. Markey and Lynch previously met for their first debate March 27 at the Channel 5 studios in Needham. The two candidates agreed to …
Saturday, April 6, 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 Democrat, who represents Framingham. 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 …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Staff members from Sen. Warren and Rep. Markey and Sen. Karen Spilka, and Representatives Conroy, Sannicandro and Walsh will hold a joint office hour this morning at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 4
Staff members from the offices of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) will be joined by Massachusetts Sen. Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), State Representatives Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland), Chris Walsh (D-Framingham), and staff from the office of State Representative Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) today at the Congressman Markey's office at 188 Concord St., Suite 102, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. “These office hours are a great way for people to share their concerns about what’s happening in Washington or to ask for assistance with the federal government,” said Sen. Warren in a press release. “This is a chance for us to hear from local residents about the issues that matter to them, so I can best represent …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
State party believes congressman is using taxpayer-funded resources for his campaign among other complaints, the Boston Herald reports.
Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) will face an ethics complaint from the Bay State Republican Party that alleges coordination between the U.S. Senate candidate’s campaign and congressional office and improper use of footage from Congress in TV ads, according to a report in the Boston Herald Tuesday. MassGOP Executive Director Nate Little told the Herald they believe Markey has been using taxpayer-funded resources from his congressional office for campaign purposes. The state GOP plans on filing a letter with the House Committee on Ethics Tuesday, according to the Herald. Little also said two Markey campaign ads feature video footage from the House floor, as well as committee sessions, which Little told the Herald is forbidden under …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
GOP and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate debated Wednesday night at the Channel 5 studios in Needham.
In the days leading up to the first Democratic U.S. Senate debate, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) has been called upon frequently to explain the vote he took against the health care reform bill in 2010. Wednesday night, Lynch and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) went several rounds on the topic. They faced-off for 30 minutes at the Channel 5 studios in Needham following a contest among the three declared Republican candidates. For Markey, President Obama's initiative, aimed at universal health care coverage, was "the proudest vote of my career." "Steve, when that vote came up you were wrong," Markey said. For Lynch, taxes and a lopsided deal for insurance companies were among the problems that outweighted benefits such as the …