2014 elections

New England News
12:23 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Seeking To Unseat U.S. Senator Markey, GOP's Herr Campaigns In Pittsfield

Brian Herr, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, recently met with members of the Berkshire GOP.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate recently campaigned in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Brian Herr is challenging Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat who’s represented the commonwealth in Congress since 1976.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

    Immigration reform is still stalled in the House, and now it’s almost election season.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that major reforms are needed.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

6/25/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and Political Consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Putin on Ceasefire
Tabloid Exec Not Guilty
Turkey Paying Iraq Price
Election Results

New England News
6:22 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Convention Highlights Concerns And Footholds For Mass. Democrats

U.S. Senator Ed Markey accepts the Massachusetts Democratic Party's endorsement for reelection at the party's convention at the DCU Center in Worcester.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Passionate speeches were abundant at this weekend’s Massachusetts Democratic Convention, even from many politicians who aren’t facing challengers in November.

Congressman Jim McGovern welcomed his fellow Democrats to the DCU Center in Worcester, his home district, for the party’s two-day convention Friday night.

“I know that by working hard and fighting for what we believe in that we’re going to have a huge victory on November 4th up and down the ballot,” said McGovern.

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New England News
12:17 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

National Poll: Young Voters Lean Left, Democrats Not Seeing Expected Support

Credit wikipedia.org

A recent national poll looked at how young people will affect the midterm elections.

Pollster Harstad Strategic Research used a diverse sampling of more than 2,000 registered and nonregistered voters 18 to 30 years old. They represent 38 million registered voters of that age. Paul Harstad is a lead pollster for the research group that has polled for President Barack Obama since 2002, when the Democrat was an Illinois state senator considering a run for the U.S. Senate.

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