Massachusetts Senate Race

New England News
12:10 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Democratic Senate Candidates Drop The Gloves In Final Debate

U.S. Representative Edward Markey and U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch held a fiery debate in Springfield one week before the April 30 primary for Senate.
Credit The Springfield Republican ( debate pool photograph)

With just a week remaining before the primaries in the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts the two Democratic candidates held a debate in Springfield last night that was punctuated with heated rhetoric. 

The two veteran U.S. Representatives, Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey, argued bitterly over their Congressional voting records on issues ranging from homeland security to health care to the bailout of the automobile industry. Markey accused Lynch of personal attacks and deliberate distortions, while Lynch at one point called Markey a “liar.”

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Politics
5:01 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Democratic Senate Candidates Debate In Springfield Tonight

With exactly one week until the party primaries in the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts the two Democratic candidates will participate in a debate in Springfield.

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New England News
6:23 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Democratic Senate Candidates To Debate In Springfield

With just a week until the primaries in the Massachusetts Senate special election, the two Democrat candidates will participate in a debate Tuesday evening in Springfield. 

This debate  between Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch was rescheduled when the  candidates suspended their campaigns following the Boston Marathon bombings.  The senate race has not generated much interest and with the distractions of the past week, its hard to say what impact the debate could have, according to Western New England University Political Science professor Tim Vercellotti

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Politics
5:33 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Registration Deadline Is Here For Senate Primary

This is the deadline to register in Massachusetts to vote in the April 30th party primaries to pick the Democratic and Republican candidates for the special election for U.S. Senate.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the state’s top election official, Secretary of State William Galvin.

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New England News
6:04 am
Wed April 10, 2013

3 GOP US Senate hopefuls squaring off in debate

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The three Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are preparing to square off in a televised debate.

Michael Sullivan, Gabriel Gomez and Daniel Winslow are expected to participate in the debate sponsored by WBZ-TV and the Boston Globe. The debate is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The three are competing in the April 30 primary.

Whoever attracts the most votes will face the winner of the Democratic primary pitting Congressmen Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch against each other.

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New England News
11:02 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Republican Senate Candidates Debate In Springfield

The three Republicans running in the special election for US Senate in Massachusetts clashed over social issues and claims to fiscal conservatism  during a debate Thursday night in Springfield

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New England News
5:25 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Mass. GOP Sen. hopeful Winslow defends Dem. Donations

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Daniel Winslow is defending past donations to Democratic candidates, including a $500 contribution to Attorney General Martha Coakley.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Abortion Issue Is Tricky In Massachusetts Senate Race

Advocacy groups on opposite sides of the abortion  issue have endorsed candidates in the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.  Candidates  who favor limiting abortion rights have historically not done well in Massachusetts.

       Three of the candidates running for the Senate in Massachusetts have stated unequivocal positions on the issue of abortion rights.  Two other candidates have staked out greyer areas. The differences don’t divide along party lines.

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New England News
4:42 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Massachusetts Senate Candidates To Debate In Springfield

The candidates in the special election for US Senate in Massachusetts will be debating in western Massachusetts.

   Two separate debates for the senate candidates will be held  in Springfield prior to the April 30th primaries.   The three Republicans candidates, Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan and Daniel Winslow  will debate on March 28th at the City Stage Theatre.  The Democrats, Edward Markey and Steven Lynch have agreed to debate on April 18th at the Paramount Theater.  Political consultant Tony Cignoli says none of the candidates are well known in western Massachusetts

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New England News
6:11 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Berkshire Democrats weigh in on Senate primary

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. 

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.

Pignatelli said that he’d like to see more of either candidate communicate more with the voters in his district before he’ll make a decision.

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