Tag Archives: Ed Markey

MA 5th Candidate Carl Sciortino Jr. Makes His Mark(ey) In TV Spot

Political newcomer Carl Sciortino Jr., who is running in the Democratic primary for Ed Markey’s vacated Massachusetts 5th District Congressional seat, has made quite a splash with his first TV spot. From Politico’s Morning Score: MASSACHUSETTS SPECIAL: COMING OUT: This week … Continue reading

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Gabriel Gomez Hosts Globe, Stiffs Herald

Former U.S. Senate hopeful Gabriel Gomez apparently learned at least one thing during his special-election campaign against Ed Markey: The broadsheet is mightier than the tabloid. From today’s Boston Globe: Gabriel Gomez could be up for another run ‘Nothing’s off the table,’ … Continue reading

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WSJ On Markey/Gomez Race: Mass. Dems Mean, National GOP Withholds Means

The Bay State is blessed! There are two – count ‘em, two – pieces in the Weekend Wall Street Journal about the Ed Markey/Gabriel Gomez special U.S. Senate bakeoff. First up: This piece about conservative donors holding back on Gomez, … Continue reading

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Globe Take On Parking Wars Is Spot-On

It’s not often that the Boston Globe out-tabloids the Boston Herald, but today’s one of those times thanks to this Page One story: The, er, money quote . . . Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town.

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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Big Brawl Edition)

New joke: The hardwatching staff went to a hockey game, and a US Senate race broke out. Right before last night’s Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals began, there was a TV-spot smackdown between Senate hopefuls Ed Markey (D-Combover) … Continue reading

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The Empty Suit & The Empty Chair

Massachusetts Representative Ed Markey, the emptiest suit on Capitol Hill, has finally met his match in an empty chair he’s using to represent his U.S. Senate opponent, Gabriel Gomez. From Shira Schoenberg’s report in the Springfield Republican: Democrat Ed Markey … Continue reading

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Markey/Lynch People’s Pledge Gives Special Interests More Clout

Among any number of things former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown regrets about his loss to Elizabeth Warren last fall, quite possibly the biggest is taking the People’s Pledge – an agreement between the two candidates to discourage outside advertising by … Continue reading

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Hark! The Herald! (U.S. Senate Debate-o-Rama)

The Boston Herald has officially become a perpetual self-promotion machine. Case in point: The feisty local tabloid 1) co-sponsored a UMass-Lowell debate last night between Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch (that’s good); 2) streamed it live … Continue reading

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Markey/Lynch People’s Pledge: On The Ledge?

It’s starting to look like the People’s Pledge Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch authored – to bar third-party advertising campaigns from the Democratic primary for the Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry – might be in danger of … Continue reading

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Bay State GOP Has A (Corned) Beef With Bay State Dems

From our Late to the (St. Pat’s Day) Party desk First it was the gays and lesbians who couldn’t march in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade. Now it’s the Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls who can’t attend the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day … Continue reading

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