U.S. Representative Ed Markey http://wamc.org en Markey Stresses Importance Of Voter Turnout At Campaign Stop In Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/markey-stresses-importance-voter-turnout-campaign-stop-berkshires <div><div><p></p><p></p><p>Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey kicked off the first leg of his Get Out The Vote efforts on Friday in Pittsfield. Though Markey is ahead in the polls, the Congressman and Berkshire County Democrats are focusing their efforts on turning out supporters in tomorrow’s special election.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:53:42 +0000 Lucas Willard 67733 at http://wamc.org Markey Stresses Importance Of Voter Turnout At Campaign Stop In Berkshires Congressional Corner with Stephen Lynch - Part 2 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-stephen-lynch-part-2 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressional colleagues are now electoral opponents in Massachusetts.</span></p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Stephen Lynch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is running for Senate on his own merits, not merely to oppose Congressman Ed Markey.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:03:29 +0000 Alan Chartock 61445 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Democrats weigh in on Senate primary http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-democrats-weigh-senate-primary <p></p><p>Democrats in western Massachusetts have mixed opinions on which candidate running in the primary to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat left by Secretary of State John Kerry they’ll support.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>While Fourth Berkshire District State Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli may not be able to decide to support either Democratic U.S. Senate candidates, Congressmen Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch, he knows what he wants to see in Washington.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:11:52 +0000 Lucas Willard 59479 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Democrats weigh in on Senate primary Mass. Democratic U.S. Senate Candidates Agree to Debates http://wamc.org/post/mass-democratic-us-senate-candidates-agree-debates <p></p><p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — Democratic Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Ed Markey have agreed to six debates in their race for the Massachusetts U.S. Senate special election nomination to replace John Kerry.</p><p>The candidates announced Monday they will hold three general issues debates, in Boston, Worcester and Springfield. Other debates will focus on jobs and the economy, domestic policy and foreign policy. Two of the debates will be in Lowell and New Bedford. The sixth location has yet to be determined.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58563 at http://wamc.org Markey Proposes Six Debates in Mass. Democratic Senate Primary http://wamc.org/post/markey-proposes-six-debates-mass-democratic-senate-primary <p></p><p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — Congressman Edward Markey is proposing a debate schedule for the Democratic U.S. Senate primary which he said would include two general debates and four issue-specific debates.</p><p></p><p>Markey said Friday the two general debates should be held in Springfield and Boston while the four issue debates should be held at other locations.</p><p>Markey's Democratic rival — fellow U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch — has also called for six debates in the primary.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 57960 at http://wamc.org Markey Proposes Six Debates in Mass. Democratic Senate Primary Senate candidate Rep. Markey calls for gun laws http://wamc.org/post/senate-candidate-rep-markey-calls-gun-laws <p>Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey is joining with other gun control activists to call on Congress to approve tough gun laws.</p><p>Markey will meet Monday with Stop Handgun Violence founder John Rosenthal, Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian and the mother of a gun violence victim to press for quick passage of national gun laws proposed by President Barack Obama.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 02:42:06 +0000 Ian Pickus 57128 at http://wamc.org Senate candidate Rep. Markey calls for gun laws U.S. Rep. Markey Seeks to Keep Outside Money Out of Mass. Senate Race http://wamc.org/post/us-rep-markey-seeks-keep-outside-money-out-mass-senate-race <p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Edward Markey is challenging all Democratic and Republican candidates in the race to fill John Kerry's U.S. Senate seat to agree to keep outside groups from spending money on political ads.</p><p></p><p>The Malden Democratic said he wants a deal similar to the so-called "people's pledge" agreed to by former Republican Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren in last year's Senate race.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 56701 at http://wamc.org U.S. Rep. Markey Seeks to Keep Outside Money Out of Mass. Senate Race