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
Sunday, March 3, 2013
As debate schedules are set and signatures are collected, campaigns are in full swing.
It was another busy week in the race for U.S. Senate last week as we start counting down the weeks to the April 30 Primary. As of Wednesday, two Democrats and three Republicans filed the required number of signatures to run in the special election for U.S. Senate. On the Democrat side we have U.S. Reps. Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch. So far for Republicans, it’s former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk). All five submitted more than the required number of signatures to the Secretary of State’s office to appear on the April 30 Primary ballot. City and town clerks have until Monday to deliver all signatures. The five are all vying for the seat left vacant by …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Senate race will have a Democratic primary, and a Libertarian candidate has now announced. But still no Republican contender.
With local Republicans still scrambling to find someone to run in the race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State, other contenders who have jumped into the fray. On Monday, Beverly Libertarian Daniel Fishman announced he would attempt to get on the ballot for the U.S. Senate special election. Fishman garnered more than 16,000 votes in the 6th Congressional District election last fall finishing third behind Congressman John Tierney and Republican candidate Richard Tisei. "The thing I became most aware of on the campaign trail is that there is a large group of citizens in Massachusetts who are not being represented by the Democratic machine, which elects favorite sons time after time," Fishman…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Stephen Lynch posted a YouTube video this morning with his announcement.
While Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) isn’t expected to make a formal announcement until later this afternoon, a new Stephen Lynch for Senate Facebook page popped up this morning with a link to a “Stephen Lynch for US Senate Announcement” YouTube video that announces Lynch’s Senate candidacy. Earlier in the morning, the Stephen Lynch for Congress Facebook page had posted a message directing people to the newly created Senate page for news “on today’s plans and schedule.” Lynch is expected to make an announcement at 4 p.m. this afternoon at the Ironworkers Local 7 Hall in South Boston. Lynch would be the second Democrat running for the unexpired term left vacant by John Kerry’s confirmation to Secretary of State earlier this week…
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Which Congressman would you rather see representing Medfield?
On Monday, the proposed maps of Massachusetts Congressional Districts were released – showing change was in store for Medfield if the plan is approved. The town would shift from Stephen Lynch's 9th Congressional District to Barney Frank's 4th District, according to the proposed plan. It would be a reunion of sorts for Medfield and Frank as the Congressman has represented the town in the past. According to the Boston Globe, the draft Congressional redistricting plan would also create a new seat in the incumbent-free district based in southeastern Massachusetts stretching from the Cape and Islands across Plymouth and Bristol County to Fall River. To read the full story, click here. To view the proposed Congressional maps, click here. So …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Redrawn congressional map puts U.S Reps. William Keating and Stephen Lynch in same district; Medfield to be represented by Barney Frank again in 4th Congressional District.
The Legislature’s Redistricting Committee released the proposed new congressional district map Monday afternoon. The redrawn map would put U.S Reps. Stephen Lynch of South Boston and William Keating of Quincy in the same 8th Congressional District. Medfield will move from Lynch's 9th Congressional District to Barney Frank's 4th District, according to the proposed plan. According to the Boston Globe, the draft Congressional redistricting plan would also create a new seat in the incumbent-free district based in southeastern Massachusetts stretching from the Cape and Islands across Plymouth and Bristol County to Fall River. To read the full story, click here. To view the proposed Congressional maps, click here.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch held a telephone meeting with seniors from the Ninth Congressional District on Friday about the debt ceiling and its potential impact on Social Security.
With several possible solutions to the U.S. debt limit issue in play and even more opinions on how those results could affect Social Security, seniors in the Ninth Congressional District have been reaching out to Congressman Stephen F. Lynch for answers. In a telephone town hall meeting on Friday, July 29, Lynch vowed to protect seniors and Social Security as the deadline to raise the national debt limit approaches. The Treasury Secretary has said the limit of $14 trillion will be reached by Aug. 2. Over the past two weeks, the Democratic congressman said his offices in Boston, Brockton and D.C. were all inundated with calls about the debt limit. Between 80 and 90 percent were from seniors asking questions about the impact a deal could …