Thursday, September 6, 2012
Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. What did you think of her speech?
The system is rigged against middle class families, and unchecked corporate greed will take us all down, according to Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren who spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Barnstable "Each generation built something solid so that the next generation could build something better," she said. "But not for many years. Talk to the construction worker from Malden who went nine months without a job... Talk to the student in Worcester who worked hard to finish his degree and now he's drowning in debt...The system is rigged against them." Warren, who took the stage just prior to former President Bill Clinton, said Romney's plan to lower the richest American's taxes would send the …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The Massachusetts governor had delegates on their feet Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, but did his speech resonate with you? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick came out firing Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, attacking his predecessor Mitt Romney's record in the Bay State. "Mitt Romney talkes a lot about all the things he's fixed," he said. "I can tell you that Massachusetts wasn't one of them. He's a fine fellow and a great salesman, but as governor he was more interested in having the job than doing it." By the end of his speech, which touched on President Barack Obama's first-term accomplishments, the economy, role of government and the American Dream, Patrick had the packed crowd of delegates on their feet and in a frenzy, but we want to know: How did Patrick's speech play here? Were you a fan of the governor's remarks? Or did…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled in the 9 p.m. hour.
The Democratic National Convention will have a Massachusetts feel tonight as Gov. Deval Patrick and Congressional candidate Joe Kennedy III are scheduled to speak before the convention. falmouth Kennedy is scheduled to speak during the 7 p.m. hour after a Kennedy family tribute video. Two hours later, Patrick is scheduled to finish the 9 p.m. hour. The night will also include a number of prominent speakers, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sibelius and conclude with a speech by First Lady Michelle Obama. The Wall Street Journal published a full schedule of speakers.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Democratic National Convention is in Charlotte, NC from Sept. 3 through Sept. 6, 2012.
During the first week of September, 136 people from Massachusetts will head to Charlotte, NC to cast their votes for the 2012 Democratic presidential nominee – by all accounts President Barack Obama. Among them will be unpledged delegates – office holders such as Gov. Deval Patrick and U.S. Sen. John Kerry – but 110 of the delegates are categorized by the Democratic party as unpledged, ranging from relative unknowns involved in local politics to mayors, city councilors and district attorneys. Representing Braintree during the convention will be Mayor Joseph Sullivan, who was re-elected in November 2011 to a second term as the town's top official after serving in the state House of Representatives, as the Executive Director of the …