Ed Markey

New England News
6:25 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Mass. Lawmakers Asked to Provide Home Heating Assistance in Shadow of Federal Cuts

Advocates for low-income families in Massachusetts are calling on the state and federal governments to increase funding for fuel assistance programs in the shadow of sequestration.

In a few short days, members of Congress must vote to avoid the series of across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, but if not; many programs that benefit the neediest families will have their budgets slashed mid-year.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

U.S. Rep. Markey Defends Fundraiser with Former NY Gov.

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey is defending a planned fundraiser hosted by former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

Massachusetts Republican Party Chairwoman Kirsten Hughes criticized the decision, saying Markey shouldn't "rub elbows with a man best known for his solicitation of prostitutes."

Spitzer was forced from office in 2008 after he was accused of spending thousands of dollars on high-end prostitutes.

The fundraiser for Markey's Senate campaign is planned for later this month in Washington.

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New England News
9:42 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

Senate candidate Rep. Markey calls for gun laws

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey is joining with other gun control activists to call on Congress to approve tough gun laws.

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.

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New England News
4:49 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Scott Brown Will Not Run For U.S. Senate

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There will be no senate comeback bid this year for Scott Brown. The former Republican senator announced Friday he will not run in the special election to fill the vacancy left by  John Kerry’s departure.

Brown  who became a national Republican star with his upset victory in the 2010 special election for senate in Massachusetts, then lost to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren last year, has decided to sit out this year’s senate campaign.

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New England News
12:17 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Congressman Lynch Talks About His Campaign For Senate

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The race for US Senate in Massachusetts  is heating up. Congressman Stephen Lynch has launched a campaign for the Democratic nomination. Lynch and fellow Democratic Congressman Ed Markey are the only announced candidates, so far. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Lynch in Springfield about why he’s running for senate.

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