Wednesday, June 12, 2013
President appears at Markey campaign event at Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Roxbury.
President Barack Obama made a trip to Boston Wednesday to stump for Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Edward Markey as the special election to fill John Kerry's former seat nears. According to White House press pool reports, Obama appeared at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Roxbury an attempted to get a crowd of Markey supporters fired up and ready to go. Obama said "too many folks in Washington who are putting the next election ahead of the next generation" but that Markey, a Malden Democratic congressman since 1976, would be part of the process to change that. "I need folks in the Unites States Senate who wake up every day thinking about the folks who sent them there ... I need Ed Markey in the United States Senate," Obama said…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
A majority of voters in Massachusetts on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 11 Electoral votes.
Barack Obama won Massachusetts' 11 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Shortly after 8 p.m., the AP called Massachusetts for Obama, along with with six other east coast states and the District of Columbia. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Massachusetts. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare. Romney cast his ballot this morning in his hometown of Belmont, …
What's it like inside one of America's most exclusive parties? Patch is there to find out.
Mitt Romney's back in Massachusetts and throwing a party tonight. Ever wonder what a presidential election night party is like? What do you wear? What's the food like? How excited do people get? Newton Patch Editor Melanie Graham is at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center for Romney's shin-dig and will tweet out all these details and more as the night goes on.
How might the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren affect the presidential race—and vice-versa? Find out what local politicos think, and check here late for election results. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections.
Check back at your local Patch all day for live election updates. While Massachusetts is expected to go to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the race for President of the United States, influential Massachusetts political insiders have varying opinions on how the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren will affect the presidential race, and vice versa. According to results from the Blue Commonwealth and Red Commonwealth surveys sent out last week and compiled today, Monday, 60 percent of the 23 local Republicans who responded think that the Brown-Warren race will result a modest increase in votes for Romney, while 40 percent of the 20 local Democrats who responded think the U.S. Senate race will increase Obama's total of …
Monday, October 22, 2012
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney meet again for their third and final debate in election 2012.
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney met Monday night at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. to debate foreign policy. Many pundits have likened the three debates between Obama and Romney to a series of boxing matches, with Romney winning the first and the Obama squeaking by with a narrow victory in the second. Patch is asking readers to weigh in on the decision for the third. Tuesday morning, Patch will have flash survey results from Massachusetts political activists and leaders, both Republican and Democratic. But right now, what about you: what do you think? Who would you say 'won' this third presidential debate? Tell us in the comments sections below.
The third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST on Monday, Oct. 22.
Monday, October 22, 2012
After President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney debated last week, the nation's voters are looking forward to another round tonight. The third presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 9 p.m EST on Monday, Oct. 22. Check below for more information on tonight's debate. 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 Monday night's debate that is presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD): October 22, 2012 Presidential According to the CPD, "The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' responses.
Just a day before the first big presidential debate and still on the fence about which candidate you'd like to vote for? Try iSideWith.com, an online political tool that matches your stance on various issues with those of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or those running on other lines, including Jill Stein, presidential candidate for the Green Party. The site was launched earlier this year to help voters match up with their ideal candidate, and it's quickly gaining popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than a million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate since it went live in March. The quiz covers everything from social issues to foreign policy. Answers can …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Did you think President Barack Obama or former Gov. Mitt Romney won the first debate?
The much anticipated first presidential debate is over and the pundits have spoken. But we want to know -- who do you think won the debate? Did you like former Gov. Mitt Romney's approach or back what President Barack Obama had to say. Some pundits after the debate praised Romney while criticizing the president for being disinterested and not being prepared. However, others said Obama made great points during the health care debate. What do you think? How would you grade each candidate? Let us know in the comments section.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Local Republican and Democratic Party members from across the state will discuss the Oct. 3 presidential debate live in our chat room. Join in with your questions!
Local Republican and Democratic Party members from across Massachusetts will discuss the Oct. 3 presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney live in our chat room above. We'll start at 8:30 p.m. with some pre-debate talk, before the debate begins at 9 p.m. If you have a comment you'd like to add to the discussion, or a question for one of our panelists, type it in the chat room above once we're underway. Patch staff will pick out the best comments and questions to add to the chat.