Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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GREETINGS FROM CONGRESSMAN LYNCH: Congressman Stephen Lynch didn't answer any questions from the 122 Town Meeting members present Monday when he came to deliver a "short update" to the people of Stoughton on the opening night of Town Meeting, but he did make it clear that his committee will fully investigate each of the three major scandals plaguing President Barack Obama and his leadership team. Lynch, who sits on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said, "We'll be investigating the Internal Revenue targeting of 'Patriots', 'Tea Party' and those that have criticized the government. Citizens have the right to dissent without retribution from their government. They have the ability to exercise their rights under the …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Stoughton Democrats joined local Democratic Town Committees at the Suffolk Grille in Canton to watch the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
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Wednesday, January 23
The Stoughton Democratic Town Committee, together with the Democratic Town Committees of Sharon, Canton and Easton, gathered at the Suffolk Grille on Washington Street in Canton Monday, Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), to watch the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Take a look at photos of the group as they enjoyed watching the inaugural festivities while having brunch.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Congressman Stephen Lynch is deciding on whether to run for John Kerry's Senate seat.
Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch said he is definitely considering running for John Kerry's senate seat. The South Boston Democrat was on the Joe Ligotti Show on WTKK Radio Saturday afternoon and said he would be honored to be a Senator. Kerry has been nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state and is expected to be confirmed. Kerry, a Democrat, has served as one of Massachusetts' Senators since 1985. If Kerry is confirmed, Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to appoint an interim Senator until a special election can be held. The Boston Herald is reporting Barney Frank is the leading candidate for the interim position. Frank didn't seek reelection to Congress after redistricting was finalized. …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A look at some statistics and trends from the 2012 Presidential Election (held November 6) here in Stoughton and statewide.
With the 2012 Presidential Election in the books, Stoughton voters, like voters statewide, supported President Barack Obama, the Democratic incumbent, in his quest for reelection, voting for the President by a wide margin over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee. Stoughton also went the statewide trend in supporting Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Party nominee, over Republican incumbent, Senator Scott Brown. Many communities in Massachusetts voted for Warren. What is noteworthy, however, is that just 11 communities in the Southeastern part of the state, Stoughton included, switched from backing Brown in 2010 during his Special Election race against Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, to Warren in …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Kids Voting Stoughton Election Results: Stoughton students split their ticket supporting President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and Senator Scott Brown, a Republican, taking part in Kids Voting Stougton's mock election Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Thanks to Kids Voting Stoughton, more than 1,000 Stoughton students in grades K-12 also got to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6 - and they showed an independent streak, differing from their parents and other adult voters in Stoughton (and statewide) in one key race. Their votes didn't count towards the official election results, but this mock voting program simulated the adult voting experience. Kids Voting Stoughton was held from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the various polling locations around town, with 1,391 ballots cast. Students were able to vote for president, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative in Congress, state senator and state representative. Stoughton students backed Barack Obama for President with 61.1 percent of the vote (850 …
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.
OMS students took part in a mock election Monday, Nov. 5 during the school day, getting to experience the election process from start to finish.
With Stoughton schools closed on Tuesday for Election Day, the entire student body at the O'Donnell Middle School took part in a mock presidential election Monday, Nov. 5 during the school day. When the voted were tallied, OMS students overwhelmingly backed the reelection of President Obama (70.1 percent to 29.9 percent), with 619 of the 883 students voting for the Democratic Nominee, Barack Obama. The remaining 264 voted for Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee. OMS students voted by precincts (their grades) in the school's media center, with students voting during their social studies class. The polls were manned by students in Ms. Murphy's and Mrs. Wasik's classes. Before the students left at the end of the day, the votes were counted …
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 …