special U.S. Senate election http://wamc.org en Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-tim-vercellotti <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The special election primaries in Massachusetts are just a few days away.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s still unclear what impact the Boston Marathon bombings will have on the race.</p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 63217 at http://wamc.org GOP, Dems in final signature gathering sprint http://wamc.org/post/gop-dems-final-signature-gathering-sprint <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Democrats and Republicans hoping to get their names on the ballot for the special U.S. Senate election face a signature-gathering sprint before the close of business Wednesday.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">That's the deadline for collecting the 10,000 voter signatures necessary to secure a spot on the April 30 primary ballot.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Candidates typically try to collect more than 10,000 signatures to give themselves a cushion in case not all are certified.</span></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:11:46 +0000 Jaired Crofut 58501 at http://wamc.org GOP, Dems in final signature gathering sprint