Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Citizens traveled to the polls yesterday to cast their ballot for U.S. president and state offices. After the vote, a few Milford residents revealed their ticket.
Many Milford residents went to The Portuguese Club, the voting location for precincts 5 through 8, for the election. On the way out, citizens shared their vote for U.S. president and state offices.
Milford turned out in huge numbers Tuesday, with most voters choosing to re-elect Barack Obama, but also choosing Scott Brown, who was defeated in the statewide race for U.S. Senate.
More than 12,900 voters in Milford turned out at the polls Tuesday, or 73 percent of those registered, casting ballots in the presidential and state election. More Milford voters chose President Barack Obama over challenger Mitt Romney, or 7,141 to 5,514. But local voters also wanted Scott Brown to win election to a full term in the U.S. Senate. Milford voters chose him over Elizabeth Warren, by 6,828 to 6,000. Ultimately, Brown was ousted by Warren, who won the statewide campaign. In other races, Milford voters chose Joseph Kennedy III for the Fourth Congressional District over challenger Sean Bielat, 7,808 to 4,455.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Updated: Milford had 73 percent voter turnout for the presidential election, according to local results.
UPDATED 10:58 p.m.: Milford voters turned out Tuesday in large numbers, with a 73 percent voter turnout for the presidential and state election, according to unofficial results released late Tuesday. Of 12,928 local votes cast for president, Milford voters directed 7,141 to President Barack Obama, who was projected to win re-election late Tuesday, and 5,514 to GOP challenger Mitt Romney. Town voters also chose Scott Brown for U.S. Senate over Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, with 6,828 votes cast for Brown, a Republican who had served in the seat since 2010, and 6,000 cast for Warren. Statewide, Warren won the race. A majority of Milford voters also went for Joseph Kennedy III, who was elected to the Fourth Congressional District, …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Haven't made up your mind? What will tip the scales for you?
A new NBC News/WSJ poll shows President Barack Obama at 48 percent and former Gov. 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 election. Are you still undecided? If so, what is going to make up your mind between now and tomorrow? What can either candidate do to sway your vote? Let us know in the comments and discuss.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The presidential election is Tuesday, Nov. 6: who do you think will be the winner?
With the election only days away, pundits are analyzing polls and trying to predict who will be the next president: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Gallup's final pre-election polling, for one, will be tallied after Sunday. The organization had suspended its national daily tracking surveys for several days this week after Superstorm Sandy. By now, you likely know for whom you'll be casting your vote on Tuesday. But, regardless of whom you may want to win, who do you think will win? Which political analysis do you think is right on the mark? Which websites/polls are you following? Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments. And, if you want to use our comment section to make a final argument for why an undecided voter should support your …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sen. Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge) is opposed to Question 2, which would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Massachusetts.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Editor's Note: The state Senator who represents Milford, Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge) is urging constituents to vote no on Question 2, which is one of three citizen initiative questions on the presidential election ballot. The question, if approved, would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Massachusetts. It is opposed by several medical organizations. Moore, chairman of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, opposes the measure, his spokesman confirmed. A news release issued Monday by a group opposed to the question, Committee against Physician Assisted Suicide, follows: Sen. Richard Moore today announced he is opposing Massachusetts ballot Question 2, which if passed would legalize physician-assisted suicide in the …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The MA 4th Congressional District candidates took questions from the audience Monday at their third debate at Wellesley College.
With healthcare and the economy serving as key topics, the two candidates vying for the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District seat agreed to disagree often at Monday’s debate at Wellesley College. Republican Sean Bielat and Democrat Joseph P. Kennedy III debated in front of a capacity crowd at Wellesley College’s Alumnae Hall, with both candidates sticking closely to the scripts of their respective parties. The debate, the candidates’ third, began with a disagreement on how Bielat and Kennedy would go about reducing the national deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years. Kennedy led by accusing Bielat of endorsing Republican Vice Presidential candidate Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget, which has would replace Medicare with a …
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 Gov. 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 on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, both of which…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Warren out raised Brown by $4.5 million in the third quarter, according to fundraising totals released on Monday by each campaign.
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's campaign announced today it has raised more than $12.1 million in the third quarter this year, outraising incumbent Senator Scott Brown by $4.5 million. Brown's campaign had its best fundraising total to date this quarter, at $7.45 million. The Brown campaign enters the home stretch with approximately $10.2 million cash on hand. About 80 percent of Warren's contributors were donation amounts of $50 or less, and $7 million was raised in September alone, the campaign said. “Tens of thousands of people across Massachusetts have joined this campaign because they know that Elizabeth will fight for them in the U.S. Senate,” said Michael Pratt, Finance Director. "This strong support will help propel the …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Kennedy, a Democrat, is facing off against Republican Sean Bielat in the Fourth Congressional District race.
Democratic congressional candidate Joe Kennedy III joined Patch for a live chat with readers on Friday, Oct. 12. Many of the questions submitted touched on Kennedy's experience as well as his economic plan, healthcare and budget reductions. Kennedy will face off against Republican Sean Bielat for the Fourth District seat currently held by Newton Congressman Barney Frank, who plans to retire at the end of this year. Bielat joined Patch for a similar live chat Q&A on October 11. Read through the following short recap of Kennedy's chat (below), or browse the full Q&A transcript. Patch: Throughout this campaign, your opponent has often criticized your experience. How do you respond? Specifically, what kind of experience and knowledge can …