Ed Markey is new to the Senate and already running to keep his seat.
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 Markey has all the name recognition in his race.
Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey kicked off the first leg of his Get Out The Vote efforts on Friday in Pittsfield. Though Markey is ahead in the polls, the Congressman and Berkshire County Democrats are focusing their efforts on turning out supporters in tomorrow’s special election.
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.
BOSTON (AP) — Democratic Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Ed Markey have agreed to six debates in their race for the Massachusetts U.S. Senate special election nomination to replace John Kerry.
The candidates announced Monday they will hold three general issues debates, in Boston, Worcester and Springfield. Other debates will focus on jobs and the economy, domestic policy and foreign policy. Two of the debates will be in Lowell and New Bedford. The sixth location has yet to be determined.
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.
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Edward Markey is challenging all Democratic and Republican candidates in the race to fill John Kerry's U.S. Senate seat to agree to keep outside groups from spending money on political ads.
The Malden Democratic said he wants a deal similar to the so-called "people's pledge" agreed to by former Republican Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren in last year's Senate race.