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
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.
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.
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.
Polls show Democratic Congressman Ed Markey is the frontrunner in the special election for US Senate in Massachusetts. His primary opponent, Congressman Stephen Lynch is trying to shore up support among key Democratic constituencies.
The dean of the Massachusetts delegation, Ed Markey has a huge lead of 29 points over his Democratic primary opponent, fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch, in a poll released this week by the Boston Herald and UMass Lowell. Markey leads Lynch, 50 percent to 21 percent among likely primary voters.