Sunday, February 24, 2013
Nomination papers deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 27
With only days to go before nomination papers are due in the race for U.S. Senate, last week was a busy one for announced and potential candidates looking to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. The Republican field lost one prominent candidate, and another generated a bit of controversy. On the Democratic side, Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) have been working through their pre-primary debate schedule and campaigning across the state. Democrats Markey and Lynch hit the road Both Democratic candidates hit the road again last week from Pittsfield to Salem, meeting with residents and attending fundraisers. Markey, who represents Watertown in Congress, had …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kerry will replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
With only three dissenting votes, the U.S. Senate has confirmed John Kerry as the new Secretary of State late Tuesday afternoon. Kerry will take over for Hillary Clinton, who is leaving her post after four years. The move means Kerry will have to resign as a senator soon paving the way for a special senate election. The primary election is scheduled for April 30 and the general election will be held on June 25. U.S. Congressman Ed Markey, D-Mass., has announced he is running for the seat. U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-Mass. has hinted that he may run. As for an interim senator for Kerry's seat, Gov. Deval Patrick plans to announce his pick on Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to the Boston Herald.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Nomination papers for candidate will be available soon.
The special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat John Kerry will likely soon vacate will be held on June 25, according to the Boston Globe. The primary election will be held on April 30. Kerry, who has been nominated to become the next Secretary of State, will likely submit his resignation on Tuesday, Jan. 29 immediately before the full U.S. Senate votes to confirm him, according to the Globe. Massachusetts Secretary fo State William Galvin plans to make nomination papers for Kerry’s seat available soon and would give candidates four weeks to collect the 10,000 signatures required to get on the primary ballot, according to the Globe. To date, U.S. Congressman Ed Markey has announced he is running and U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch is …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Watertown State Rep. Hecht joins Brownsberger in race to represent 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex District.
The Secretary of State's Office announced today that the primary election to fill the seat held by State Sen. Steven Tolman will be Tuesday, Dec. 13. State Rep. Jonathan Hecht, who represents Watertown and West Cambridge on Beacon Hill, announced today that he is running to succeed Tolman, a Brighton native, for the 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex District, which is comprised of Watertown, Belmont and parts of Cambridge, Allston-Brighton, the Fenway and the Back Bay. Hecht's candidancy was expected since the Watertown resident told Watertown Patch he was "seriously looking at running for the senate seat" after the Watertown 9/11 ceremony. Hecht's announcement means that Will Brownsberger, who announced last month that he was running for the seat…