Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Belmont's state senator shows fundraising strength for run for 5th district if Markey wins special US Senate primary race this month.
In the first show of political muscle in a wide open race to replace Ed Markey, Belmont resident and State Sen. Will Brownsberger is showing every potential challenger he knows how to lift some serious fund-raising weight. On April 15, the "Will Brownsberger for Congress" campaign will report raising $256,462.20 in February and March of this year, according to his campaign. So far, the attorney has spent less than $10,000 in the first quarter of 2013. “I am very grateful for, and heartened by, the outpouring of support my campaign has received thus far," said Brownsberger. Brownsberger's total is approximately $100,000 more than State Rep. Carl Sciortino, the House member from Medford and Somerville and favorite of some Democratic …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Democratic Town Committee will be electing members to the platform convention this weekend.
At its meeting on Feb. 28, the Belmont Democratic Town Committee voted to unanimously throw their endorsement to US Rep. Edward Markey in the upcoming special US Senate election in both the primary, to be held April 30 and the general election June 25. The Belmont Committee also reviewed procedures for its upcoming caucus to elect members to the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s Platform Convention. The caucus will be held Saturday, March 9, at Town Hall, in the Selectmen’s Room, beginning at 2 p.m. with registration from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. The Committee also elected Russ Leino as a new full member and Rachel Sorenson, James Greene, Yvette Tenney as Associate Members.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Off and running, Belmont's US Rep visits friendly constituents early Sunday morning.
In parts of speech, an interjection is a word solely designed to convey emotion. Think of "Oh no," or "gosh" at the beginning of a sentence. Some speakers will place the interjection at the end, as a way to seek agreement. Take US Rep. Ed Markey, for instance, who spoke before a room filled with supporters who came out early on Sunday morning, Feb. 24, to Patou Thai Restaurant in Belmont Center. Markey – a candidate to fill the unexpired term of former US Senator John Kerry who was approved as US Secretary of State this month – said he said wants to secure the hopes of President Obama to the people as the next Senator from Massachusetts. "That's what we are all about with the Democratic Party, huh?" he said before approximately 100 …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
US Rep. Edward Markey says he will run for Sen. Kerry's seat if he is appointed Secretary of State.
The Associated Press and the Boston Herald are reporting that Belmont's US Representative Edward Markey, D-Malden, says he will run for US Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed Secretary of State. Markey, who has been a U.S. Representative since 1976, has a regional office in downtown Malden. Markey, the dean of the state's congressional delegation, issued a statement Thursday saying he's decided to run for Kerry's seat. The Malden Democrat, reported the Boston Herald, said the events of recent weeks, from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary to the fiscal cliff debate, have made it clear Massachusetts needs a senator with what he called the "right priorities and values."