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Friday, January 25, 2013
Monday, August 13, 2012
Patch asked their political influencers to react to the news Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney's running mate.
Massachusetts Democrats believe that with Rep. Paul Ryan on the Romney ticket, Democrats can win by running against Ryan's existing budget plans, particularly his proposal for Medicare. In a Blue Commonwealth Snap Poll survey sent out shortly after Romney announced Paul Ryan will be his running mate, Massachusetts Democrats reacted to the decision. "[The decision] defines Romney as a conservative who aligns himself with the Tea Party," one respondent said. "The Ryan Budget is regarded as 'extreme' by its detractors. The Ryan Budget is controversial and Obama-Biden have to keep playing that card in a fitting manner," another political influencer answered. When asked if Romney's choice would help the Obama-Biden ticket win over …
Friday, July 27, 2012
In our inaugural “Blue Commonwealth" survey, influential Democrats paint an early picture for November's general election.
A majority of influential Massachusetts Democrats think Scott Brown's reputation of being a "liberal conservative" will cost Elizabeth Warren votes from those Massachusetts voters who usually vote Democratic: that's the main finding of Patch's Inaugural Blue Commonwealth survey. When Patch asked if Democrats think that so far, Elizabeth Warren has effectively explained how she will push for traditional Democratic issues like women's rights, education for all and vote against corporate greed, the majority said she had. Forty responses were collected, a majority of which agreed Brown is making inroads with traditionally Democratic voters. One hundred twenty three Massachusetts Democrats were surveyed last week in Patch’s inaugural Blue …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
U.S. Rep. Ed Markey is under fire in a fundraising video from Republican challenger Jeff Semon of Lexington.
For many months now, Lexington Republican Jeff Semon has had his sights set on Congressman Ed Markey’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. But now the Malden Democrat is the target of Semon’s latest Web ad, released Tuesday. The video, titled “Why Washington is Broken,” casts Markey as driving the ideological divide between Democrats and Republicans with extreme views and rhetoric. “Ed Markey is the most divisive member of the House of Representatives and all Americans need to be made aware of the damage he is doing to our country,” Semon says in a press release announcing the video. “As I mentioned in the video, we need solutions in Washington, not slander.” The press release – which reminds voters that Markey was elected to his …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
"Rather than engaging in a sensible, bipartisan process, the inflexible, ideology-fueled Republican Party and its extreme Tea Party faction has forced the country into a choice that should never have been necessary." - Rep. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts
The debt ceiling plan passed Tuesday was fueled by "ideology-fueled Republican Party and its extreme Tea Party faction," according to Ed Markey, a Democrat who represents Stoneham in the House. “We are being forced to choose between the first default in our country’s history or trillions in cuts in investments that create jobs and benefit the lives of countless Americans across the country," Markey said in a statement Tuesday morning. The house failed to act in a bi-partisan manner in passing the plan, Markey said, blaming the Tea Party for pressuring legislators to either approve a plan that calls for deep cuts or default on loans. “Fulfilling our country’s financial obligations is a fundamental responsibility, and both political parties …