Friday, September 7, 2012
Massachusetts and Braintree voters cast their ballots in the 2012 State Primary on Sept. 6, 2012. The most contested local race was between 8th Congressional Republican candidates Joe Selvaggi and Matt Temperley.
UPDATE: The overall results via the Globe have been updated to reflect numbers as of 10:45 a.m. Friday. More information from the Braintree Town Clerk will be coming soon. ***** ***** ***** Below are the local, county, district and state UNOFFICIAL results for the 2012 State Primary races that affected Braintree. Local results come from the Town Clerk's office. Overall results come from the Boston Globe and are still preliminary and as of 10 p.m. Thursday night. Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown – 99% (Braintree, uncontested) 8th Congressional District Joe Selvaggi – 54% (B), 59% (District-Wide) Matt Temperley – 46% (B), 41% (DW) Governor's Council District 2 (precincts 1, 3-5) Earl H. Sholley – 99% (B, uncontested) No other…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Joseph Selvaggi will move on to challenge Rep. Stephen Lynch in November.
Joseph Selvaggi will challenge U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch in November after defeating Republican opponent Matt Temperley during a hotly contested 8th Congressional race that culminated on Thursday in the State Primary election. Selvaggi took 59 percent of the District's vote compared to Temperley who received 41 percent, according to preliminary election results from Boston.com. In Braintree, Selvaggi received 54 percent of the vote, compared to Temperley's 46 percent. "I'm thrilled with the results," Selvaggi said. "I could not have done it without the hard work of the people from the cold phase of getting nominations and signatures to those people who have held signs for me." Selvaggi said he believes Lynch is not doing a sufficient job as …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Democratic candidates for Governor's Council will head to the Morse Institute Library on Wednesday.
The Morse Institute Library and the Natick Democratic Town Committee will host a debate on Wednesday between Democratic candidates for the Governor's Council in the second district. The candidates – Brian Clinton, Robert Jubinville, Patrick McCabe, and Bart Timilty – will debate at a 7 p.m. event that is open to all. The debate covers a number of communities in the area, including precincts 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B in Braintree. The eight-person Governor's Council is the oldest elected body in Massachusetts, predating its statehood. The primary responsibility of the council is to consider the Governor's judicial nominees. “We are proud to host this important debate,” Natick Democratic Town Committee chair Dylan Hayre said in a press release. “…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Brian Clinton has worked for Boston City Councilor Rob Consalvo since 2002.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Brian Clinton, candidate for Governor’s Council, District 2, which includes Braintree, has announced that he has taken a leave of absence from his role as Chief of Staff for Boston City Councilor Rob Consalvo to dedicate himself fully to campaigning for Governor’s Council. With Primary Day approaching on Thursday, September 6th, Clinton continues to work hard to gain the trust and confidence of the voters of the District. “I’m excited to be able to dedicate myself full-time to campaigning to be the next Governor’s Councillor from District 2,” said Clinton. “I look forward to spending more time with the constituents of District 2 and earning their vote.” Clinton has worked for Boston City Councilor Rob Consalvo since 2002. As a public …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Super Tuesday featured voting in 11 states with more than 400 delegates up for grabs. Turnout was low in Braintree, as expected because the attention was elsewhere in the U.S.
As results of the state-by-state Republican Primary battle between frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum rolled in from across the country on Tuesday night, a nearly inevitable outcome quickly emerged in Massachusetts and Braintree: the former Bay State governor dominated GOP voting. Romney took 78 percent of the 2,677 Republican votes in Braintree, slightly more than the 72 percent reported statewide as of late Tuesday night. In contrast to the heavy focus elsewhere – i.e. the tight and hard-fought battle for Ohio – Braintree's 12 polling locations were quiet on Super Tuesday, even during the typically busier after-work hours. Of the town's 24,006 registered voters, 16 percent turned out, equalling 3,860 ballots cast. "Unfortunately…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Tune in to Braintree Patch after the voting closes for local results.
With the brunt of the national media's 2012 Republican Presidential Primary coverage turned elsewhere today – think Ohio and Georgia – Braintree and the rest of Massachusetts will likely be a fairly quiet place to fill out a ballot. Compared to 2008, when both Democrats and Republicans featured open presidential contests and 50 percent of Braintree's registered voters showed up to the polls, today's primary will probably draw about 20 percent, Town Clerk Joe Powers said. "I think it's going to be a light turnout," he said. For an "apples-to-apples" comparison, Powers suggested looking instead at 2004, when there was also only one open primary – the Democrats' – and turnout in Braintree was 23 percent. There were 24,006 registered Braintree…
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The primary is on March 6, also known as "Super Tuesday" because 10 states vote on that day.
The deadline to register to vote, make a change of address, or declare a political designation in time for the March 6th Presidential Primary is Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. All registrations must be postmarked by that date in order to be eligible. Request voter registration form online here - you cannot register to vote online. In Braintree, polling locations have shifted for some residents based on the 2010 census that showed Braintree gaining population. For more information on those shifts, including precinct name changes, see this Braintree Patch article: http://braintree.patch.com/articles/redrawn-braintree-map-shows-new-precinct-names-shifts-in-some-residents-polling-locations For a map of local polling stations, check out this story…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Town Council on Tuesday night learned about the new map and also approved money for a filter system at Sunset Lake.
Next week Braintree residents will begin to receive annual town census forms that will also include information about new precinct names and, for about 1,200 people, shifted polling places, all of which will first have an impact on March 6, for the Massachusetts presidential primary. Town Clerk Joe Powers presented the changes to the Town Council on Tuesday night, saying that every household will be impacted in some way and urging residents to keep the precinct notice sheet on hand when they return their census forms. "We're under a tight timeline," Powers said. "We're trying to get as much information out to the residents as possible." The updated map, approved by the Town Council last May, reflects the addition of nearly 2,000 residents …
Monday, January 9, 2012
The presidential primary takes place in New Hampshire tomorrow, Jan. 10.
Two years ago, around the time of the mid-term Congressional elections, Paul Ruozzi spoke with Mitt Romney at a large, family-style cookout and came away with the strong impression that the former Massachusetts governor would re-emerge as a serious contender in the 2012 presidential race. "Considering the times we're in right now, he's a perfect fit to get this country straightened out financially," Ruozzi said in a recent interview. A longtime Braintree resident and self-described "political junky," Ruozzi is among a number of local Republicans, including members of Braintree's Republican Town Committee, who have pitched in to help candidates' New Hampshire campaigns, especially Romney's. The local Republican group itself does not endorse…