Thursday, September 6, 2012
Tom Tierney topped fellow Republicans Frank Addivinola and Jeff Semon Thursday.
Framingham's Tom Tierney is the Republican selection for the Massachusetts 5th district seat in Congress, the AP reports. Tierney, a 69-year-old actuary consultant, topped fellow Republicans Frank Addivinola of Malden and Jeff Semon of Lexington. He will face incumbent Ed Markey, who has served 18 straight terms in Washington, in the general election in November. According to the AP, Tierney received 42 percent of the vote, Addivinola placed second with 31 percent and Semon received 28 percent. A total of 11,539 ballots were cast in fifth district primary. Tierney previously ran for in Congress in 2010, losing in the Republican primary to Gerry Dembrowski in the primary. Dembroski went on to lose to Markey. An official from Tierney's camp …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Republican primary for the 5th Congressional District is Sept. 6.
Jeff Semon and Frank Addivinola both want to oust Rep. Ed Markey from his 5th Congressional District seat in Congress, which represents Melrose. "He's been in office since the year I was born," said Semon during Wednesday night's debate at the Trackside Grill in Ashland. The event was sponsored by the Ashland Republican Town Committee. The winner of the Sept. 6 Republican primary will face Markey in November. During the debate, the two Republicans took jabs at each other. Semon questioned how Addivinola thinks he can win when he lost a state senate race in 2010. Addivinola questioned how long Semon has lived in Massachusetts and his business background. Semon also questioned whether Addivinola even lives in the 5th Congressional District. …
Friday, May 25, 2012
The two GOP candidates running for the 5th Congressional District spoke to voters at the Shutt Detachment this week.
Two Republican candidates for Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District say 36 years is enough for Democrat Edward Markey, and they want to cut spending by the Federal government and improve the economy. Lexington’s Jeff Semon and Frank Addivinola of Malden met with GOP supporters in Watertown this week at a Meet the Candidates night at the Marine Corps League’s Shutt Detachment. Both are vying this election year to take on Markey, Melrose's representative in the U.S. House. Addivinola said Markey has lost touch with what the public wants, and criticized his support of environmental regulations. “Markey says environmental regulations stimulates job growth,” Addivnola said. “ I object to that – regulations impede progress.” In an MSNBC …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
"While some of the Republican presidential candidates call for an attack on Iran, it is the American consumers who are currently under attack from OPEC, from the Saudis from Iran and from oil speculators" - Rep. Ed Markey
For the second time in 11 months, Congressman Ed Markey stood in front of the gas pumps at a Medford filling station and called on President Barack Obama to use the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve to combat rising gas prices. "While some of the Republican presidential candidates call for an attack on Iran, it is the American consumers who are currently under attack from OPEC, from the Saudis from Iran and from oil speculators," Markey said before a gaggle of news cameras Wednesday afternoon. The sign behind him at Medford Gas on Main Street read $3.67 per gallon of unleaded gas, and prices are expected to climb as much as 20 cents per gallon in coming days. Melrose's representative in the U.S. House, Markey blamed the rising prices on…
Monday, September 5, 2011
Dr. Gerry Dembrowski is running as a 2012 candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 7th congressional district.
Monday, September 5, 2011
To the editor: Last year Americans worked 99 days to pay taxes, this year we’ll work 102. We will pay more in taxes than we spend on groceries, clothing, and shelter combined. Evergreen Solar received $58M taxpayer dollars, then cut 800 jobs, moved manufacturing to China, and just this week filed for bankruptcy. Boeing recently created 3,000 jobs and invested $750M in the South Carolina economy, and now Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is suing Boeing for creating jobs and investing in the US economy. The July 2011 real unemployment rate, including part time workers and those given up looking for work, is 16.1%, nearly 25.3M Americans are unemployed! Boston Scientific will move another 1,200 American jobs to China, and invest…
Tuesday, August 2, 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 by the House of Representatives Monday night was fueled by "ideology-fueled Republican Party and its extreme Tea Party faction," according to Ed Markey, a Democrat who represents Melrose 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. Markey, a representative for Massachusetts 7th district, was in the minority of his colleagues nationwide in voting against the proposal, as the bill passed the house by a 269-161 margin Monday night. But the majority of Massachusetts legislators voted against the bill. …