Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Gabriel Gomez visited Hobart Avenue in Braintree Tuesday afternoon.
David and Pat Lear supported their Congressman, Democrat Stephen Lynch, in the primary race that ended with Lynch losing to U.S. Rep. Ed Markey on April 30. Soon after, the Braintree couple reached out to the campaign of Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL and Cohasset businessman who topped the Republican field. As Gomez and Markey move toward the June 25 general election, Gomez is leveraging his moderate conservatism to go after independent voters and Lynch supporters like the Lears. "Markey is too far out on the left," said Will Ritter, Gomez's press secretary. "They don't feel like he represents them." Gomez visited the Lears, along with grandson Dan Regan and Pat's sister Judy Starr at the Lears' in-law apartment on Hobart Avenue …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The U.S. Senate candidate met with a family on Hobart Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
Republican Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL and Cohasset businessman running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Secretary of State John Kerry, met with David and Pat Lear, Dan Regan and Judy Starr on Hobart Avenue Tuesday afternoon. Sitting around a dining room table, the extended family and Gomez talked about the balanced budget amendment, wedge politics in Washington and how the candidate differs from opponent U.S. Rep. Ed Markey. For more on the meeting and more photos, look to Braintree Patch Wednesday morning.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Braintree elementary school held a road race on Sunday.
U.S. Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez, a Republican businessman and former Navy SEAL from Cohasset, ran unannounced in Sunday's Cinco De Mayo 5k Fun Run/Walk at Ross Elementary School. The overall winner – male was James Fisk of Brighton and overall winner – female winner was Paula Smith of Braintree. Gomez ran in the 8 a.m. race and came in first in his age group, 40-49. Gomez faces U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Malden, in the special election June 25 to fill the seat left vacant by Secretary of State John Kerry.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
U.S. Rep. Ed Markey will face former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez in the general election in June.
Though U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch took Braintree by a significant margin, statewide Congressman Ed Markey won the Democratic primary handily. He will face former Navy SEAL and Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez in the general election in June. Below are the precinct-by-precinct results for Braintree: Precinct 1A (Marge Crispin Center) Lynch – 416 Markey – 74 Precinct 1B (Flaherty School) Lynch – 293 Markey – 73 Precinct 2A (Hollis School) Lynch – 428 Markey – 108 Precinct 2B (St. Thomas More) Lynch – 438 Markey – 84 Precinct 3A (Ross School) Lynch – 342 Markey – 88 Precinct 3B (Watson Building) Lynch – 413 Markey – 72 Precinct 4A (East Middle School) Lynch – 283 Markey – 79 Precinct 4B (Morrison School) Lynch – 217 Markey – 68 Precinct 5A (…
The former Navy SEAL and the longtime Congressman will face off June 25 to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat.
A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State's next U.S. senator. The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25. The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later. Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
U.S. Rep. Ed Markey will face Gabriel Gomez in the general election.
Braintree voters turned out not in droves but in higher numbers than expected for Tuesday's U.S. Senate contest, giving Rep. Stephen Lynch 81 percent of ballots in the local Democratic primary to Rep. Ed Markey's 18.5 percent. Lynch, whose Congressional district includes Braintree, lost statewide to Markey 43 percent to 57 percent, according to the Boston Globe. Markey will face former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez in the general election June 25. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan sneaked out a victory in the Republican primary in Braintree, taking 47 percent of 1,264 ballots cast, to Gomez's 44 percent and state Rep. Dan Winslow's 8 percent. Local vote totals and percentages are unofficial. Town Clerk Joe Powers said that provisional and …
Polls are open until 8 p.m.
Polling locations in Braintree have seen steady but slow participation so far on Tuesday, with a midday turnout of 12 percent. That could deliver an end-of-day number of 24 percent, slightly lower than Town Clerk Joe Power's prediction of 26 percent. "These are the dedicated voters," Powers said. Secretary of State William Galvin predicted 19 percent turnout statewide. There was little visible political activity in Braintree Tuesday. The sign holders that dotted each polling location during the November election were nowhere to be seen. U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, whose Congressional district includes Braintree, is expected to do well in Braintree and surrounding communities. For interviews with each of the candidates in today's primary, go …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The primary is Tuesday, April 30 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Town Clerk Joe Powers is predicting turnout next Tuesday of 26 percent for the Special State Primary Election to nominate Republican and Democratic candidates to fill the seat left vacant by Secretary of State John Kerry. That would be up slightly from the last special election primary, when in December 2009 Scott Brown and Martha Coakley were nominated by their parties in the race for Ted Kennedy's senate seat and just less than 25 percent of registered voters in Braintree showed up to the polls. The average local turnout for special state primaries since 2001 is 29 percent. "Unfortunately, we're probably looking at average or slightly below average turnout next week," Powers said. Despite that prediction, Powers said that turnout could …
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election. We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts. The editors asked both broad questions about policy, as well as opinions on more local, regional issues. Click on the links below to read the questions and answers with each candidate… Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow
Monday, April 15, 2013
Braintree voted for Scott Brown and owns fewer hybrid cars than the state average.
Braintree is brown and red: That’s what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Braintree, 15.5 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a nice rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP …