Monday, November 5, 2012
Voting starts at 7 a.m. Four different voting locations are in Wakefield.
The election is this Tuesday, November 6, 2012. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To view a sample ballot, click this link from the Mass. Secretary of State's office. Wakefield voters will head to the following polling spots today: Masonic Temple, 372 Salem Street. (Precincts 1 and 7) Crystal Community Club, 71 Preston Street (Precincts 2 and 3) Most Blessed Sacrament Church Hall, 1155 Main Street (Precinct 4) Westside Social Club, 4 Harrington Cout (Precincts 5 and 6)
Haven't made up your mind who to vote for?
A new NBC News/WSJ poll shows President Obama at 48 percent and Mitt Romney at 47 percent. That suggests there are still a bunch of undecided voters. The candidates are both out getting their messages to voters in a final push before the ballot. Are you still undecided? If so, what is going to make up your mind between now and Tuesday? What can either candidate do to sway your vote? Let us know in the comments and discuss.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Take this quiz on Tagg Romney, Joe Kennedy III and Jeb Bush.
Political Princes. Heirs Apparent. Scions. America is not a nation of ruling dynasties. Or is it? With talk starting to swirl about Tagg Romney being groomed as a political heir-apparent to his dad, Mitt, we at Patch thought you might like to know a little more about Tagg and the Romneys. But at the same time, it occurred to us you also want to test your knowledge of the other two highest-profile American political dynasty families: the Kennedys and the Bushes. One of those families has a candidate in the running for this fall's election. The other has spoken candidly about his views of how his party is operating. One thing they all have in common: the state of Massachusetts. How, you ask? You have to take our quiz to find out. Test your …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
There are many issues in the 6th District congressional race. Which one is the big factor for you?
The election is less than two weeks away. In the Massachusetts Sixth District, voters will decide who their next congressman will be. Incumbent Democrat John Tierney is in an intense race against Republican challenger Richard Tisei and Libertarian Daniel Fishman. The campaign has gained national attention. Legal drama involving Tierney's inlaws, Tierney campaign talk of Tisei having radical right-wing connections, and the emergence of Fishman's outside-the-box third party effort have made the race eventful, to say the least. All this, in the midst of a federal budget crisis, Medicare, student loans, abortion, high unemployment and more. We want to know what issue is the biggest deciding factor in your vote in the 6th District race. Discuss…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Boston Herald endorsed Senator Scott Brown on Wednesday; his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has recently had several endorsements as well.
The Boston Herald endorsed Senator Scott Brown on Wednesday, praising what the newspaper called his "fiscal sanity and bipartisanship." Brown would be more likely than his Democratic foe Elizabeth Warren, the Herald editorial board argued, to stay out of lockstep with their respective party leadership. "Democrats have made much of the fact that, should he win election to a full term, Brown would represent a vote in favor of the current GOP leadership. But Brown at least has a track record of breaking with that same GOP leadership and representing a more moderate voice," wrote the Herald editorial board. "We’re less certain that Elizabeth Warren would challenge Harry Reid & Co. on important issues." Endorsement season is in full swing, as …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The event was hosted by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Candidates in the Massachusetts 6th District congressional race - Incumbent Democratic Congressman John Tierney, Republican Richard Tisei and Libertarian Daniel Fishman - gathered at North Andover High School Wednesday night to debate issues important to voters. Hosted by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Chairman Sal Lupoli, the debate lasted about an hour and focused on issues relating to small business and job growth. In what may at this point seem like a surprise, the debate focused on policy issues instead of personal issues. Tierney's wife Patrice and her family legal issues were not even mentioned. Tierney faces an intense battle for reelection, as many polls have showed Tisei either ahead of him or surging …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred throughout last week's Vice Presidential Debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney's second debate: a town hall event focusing on foreign and domestic policy. The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 9 p.m EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full info below on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Libertarian candidate is not invited to attend a debate.
For a recent Fox 25 congressional debate, John Tierney chose not to attend. But now, another local news station is asking another candidate to do the same. Libertarian candidate for Congress Daniel Fishman says that he doesn't qualify to participate in WCVB's hour-long debate to be held on Oct. 25. "My first reaction was shock," Fishman wrote on his Web site. "At each debate we have put on a strong performance, and at each debate our ranks have swelled. Our campaign has serious momentum." Participation in the debate, Fishman said, depended on certain criteria: A candidate must have a certain number of staff members, a daily campaign schedule, communicate on a regular basis with news media, garner at least 10 percent in two recent …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Seinfeld character is being used in a new Tisei ad.
Just when you thought the heated 6th District congressional race couldn't get weirder, in walks George Costanza. A new video ad by Republican Richard Tisei's campaign features a scene from the popular 1990s TV show "Seinfeld," in which George Costanza tells Jerry Seinfeld, "It's not a lie if you believe it." The ad then shows Congressman John Tierney telling a reporter that Republicans "are anti-human rights, anti-women rights, they are anti-middle class." The video ad is in response to Tierney's latest ad attacking Tisei as being a right-wing extremist and supporting right-wing views on social issues. Tisei's record, however, shows a moderate -- if not fairly liberal -- history on social issues. During his time in the State Senate, he …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Vice President candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan squared off in the VP debate on Thursday, Oct. 11, a week after presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney had their first debate. Here's how Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats reacted.
Massachusetts Democrats were more enthusiastic about Joe Biden's vice presidential debate performance than Bay State Republicans were about Paul Ryan's performance: that's the major finding of the Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent out to local politicos immediately after the debate ended on Thursday night. Biden and Ryan faced off on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, with ABC News' Martha Raddatz moderating the debate that covered both domestic and foreign policy. Of the 14 local influential Democrats who took the survey, 12 of them (85.7 percent) voted that Biden won by a large margin, with one voting that the current vice president won by a slim margin and one voting "neutral." Meanwhile, of the 25 …