Massachusetts U.S. Senate special election http://wamc.org en Election Turnout In Pittsfield Is "Slow But Better Than Last Time" http://wamc.org/post/election-turnout-pittsfield-slow-better-last-time <p></p><p>According to an election warden in the Berkshires turnout for the special U.S. Senate Election between Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez has been low, but is expected to pick up before the end of the day.</p><p></p><p>Fran Lysonski, election warden for Pittsfield’s Ward 5A, located near the downtown of the Berkshire’s largest city, said voter turnout has been "slow but better than last time."</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:28:18 +0000 Lucas Willard 67843 at http://wamc.org Election Turnout In Pittsfield Is "Slow But Better Than Last Time" 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 Mass. GOP Senate Hopeful Gabriel Gomez Campaigns In Blue Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/mass-gop-senate-hopeful-gabriel-gomez-campaigns-blue-berkshires <p></p><p>Massachusetts Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez made campaign stops in the Berkshires yesterday where he stressed a bipartisan message. And according to local GOP officials, he’ll have to continue to work hard to win more support in a solidly Democratic part of the state.</p><p></p><p>In Gabriel Gomez’s second campaign stop in the Berkshires since announcing his candidacy, the Republican met with supporters and employees at Lenco, a Pittsfield based company that designs and manufactures armored vehicles. He was greeted with applause and spoke through a microphone…</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 20:50:31 +0000 Lucas Willard 65331 at http://wamc.org Mass. GOP Senate Hopeful Gabriel Gomez Campaigns In Blue Berkshires Markey, Gomez Win Mass. US Senate Primaries http://wamc.org/post/markey-gomez-win-mass-us-senate-primaries <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">&nbsp;Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey and Republican former Navy SEAL <font color="red">Gabriel</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Gomez</font> won their party primaries Tuesday, setting up a race between a 36-year veteran of Washington politics and a political newcomer for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John Kerry.</span></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 08:23:04 +0000 Jaired Crofut 63570 at http://wamc.org Markey, Gomez Win Mass. US Senate Primaries Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-jim-mcgovern <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Voters are heading to the polls in today’s special election primaries for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he will support whichever Democrat wins.</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 63499 at http://wamc.org Local Issues May Drive Turnout For Mass. U.S. Senate Primaries in Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/local-issues-may-drive-turnout-mass-us-senate-primaries-berkshires <p></p><p>It appears that interest for Massachusetts’ U.S. Senate primary election tomorrow is low, particularly for cities and towns in the westernmost part of the commonwealth.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:42:31 +0000 Lucas Willard 63434 at http://wamc.org Local Issues May Drive Turnout For Mass. U.S. Senate Primaries in Berkshires Scot Lehigh, The Boston Globe - Voter Apathy And The U.S. Senate Speical Election Primary http://wamc.org/post/scot-lehigh-boston-globe-voter-apathy-and-us-senate-speical-election-primary <p>Voters in Massachusetts are going to the polls on Tuesday for a primary to select candidates for the upcoming special election to replace Senator John Kerry.&nbsp; Kerry, of course went on the replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State earlier this year. For a preview on what to expect on primary day WAMC's Bob Barrett spoke with <a href="http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/scot_lehigh/scot_lehigh_biography/">Scot Lehigh</a>, a columnist for the Boston Globe.</p> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 16:10:00 +0000 Bob Barrett 63294 at http://wamc.org Scot Lehigh, The Boston Globe - Voter Apathy And The U.S. Senate Speical Election Primary Mass. Senate Primary Voters Will Have a Choice of Candidates at Polls http://wamc.org/post/mass-senate-primary-voters-will-have-choice-candidates-polls <p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters heading to the polls on primary day in this year's special U.S. Senate election will find something that was missing from last year's Senate race — a choice of candidates.</p><p></p><p>Three Republicans and two Democrats say they've collected more than the 10,000 certified signatures needed to land a spot on the April 30 ballot.</p><p>Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan said Wednesday his volunteer signature effort was successful and he'll join state Rep. Daniel Winslow and Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez on the Republican ballot.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58739 at http://wamc.org Mass. Senate Primary Voters Will Have a Choice of Candidates at Polls Mass. GOP U.S. Senate Candidates Working Against the Clock to Secure a Ballot Spot http://wamc.org/post/mass-gop-us-senate-candidates-working-against-clock-secure-ballot-spot <p>Following last weekend’s massive snowstorm that buried most of eastern Massachusetts from Boston to Worcester in as much as three feet of snow, there was a blizzard of activity this week by Republican hopefuls in the race to replace former Massachusetts U.S. Senator John Kerry.</p><p><br>WAMC’s Patrick Donges checked in with the Boston Globe’s Massachusetts State House bureau chief Frank Phillips for an update on the climatic challenges, both political and meteorological, that Republicans must overcome for a shot at the seat.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:45:00 +0000 57990 at http://wamc.org Mass. GOP U.S. Senate Candidates Working Against the Clock to Secure a Ballot Spot