Obamacare and MassHealth – What do people think?
October 30th, 2013
05:20 PM ET
6 months ago

Obamacare and MassHealth – What do people think?

Boston (CNN) - What do folks in Massachusetts think of the state's mandatory medical care law, and more importantly what do they think of President Barack Obama using it as an example of what Obamacare will eventually look like?

Well, just like any political story, it depends on whom you ask.
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Filed under: Health care • Massachusetts • Obamacare
Romney pushes back on Obamacare comparisons
October 30th, 2013
12:38 PM ET
6 months ago

Romney pushes back on Obamacare comparisons

(CNN) - Hours before President Barack Obama's event on Wednesday in Boston promoting his health care law, his Republican challenger from last year's election criticized Obamacare.

White House officials say the President, appearing in the backyard of Mitt Romney, will say in a speech that the Affordable Care Act is based largely on the health care law that the 2012 GOP presidential nominee implemented as governor of Massachusetts last decade.

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Filed under: Health care • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney • President Obama
House Rematch in Massachusetts?
October 28th, 2013
10:51 AM ET
6 months ago

House Rematch in Massachusetts?

(CNN) - The Massachusetts Republican state Senator who narrowly lost his bid last year to unseat Democratic Rep. John Tierney is planning another go at the state's sixth Congressional District.

In a statement, former state Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei announced Monday that he had filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to form an exploratory committee. It is the first step in preparation for a possible 2014 rematch for Tierney's seat in the U.S. House.
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Filed under: Massachusetts
Elections in Boston and Alabama's 1st Congressional District
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
September 24th, 2013
08:51 AM ET
7 months ago

Elections in Boston and Alabama's 1st Congressional District

(CNN) - Two positions long held by elected officials in Boston and Alabama are up for grabs and the competition is fierce.

Voters in Boston are heading to the polls Tuesday and for the first time in 20 years they won't see Democratic Mayor Thomas Menino's name.
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Filed under: Alabama • Massachusetts
Scott Brown won’t run for Massachusetts governor
August 21st, 2013
09:55 PM ET
8 months ago

Scott Brown won’t run for Massachusetts governor

(CNN) – Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator who lost his re-election bid last year, won’t run for governor of the state, he wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday.

The Republican, who in addition to floating a gubernatorial bid has suggested he’s open to running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, where he owns a vacation home, told followers he wanted to continue growing “personally and professionally.”
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Filed under: Massachusetts • Scott Brown
Rookie senator is longtime congressional veteran
July 16th, 2013
08:04 AM ET
9 months ago

Rookie senator is longtime congressional veteran

Updated at 10:33 a.m. ET on 7/16

Washington (CNN) - Ed Markey was sworn in Tuesday as the newest member of the U.S. Senate.

But Markey, 67, is anything but a rookie on Capitol Hill. The Democrat from Massachusetts was in his 20th term in the House of Representatives before winning election last month to the Senate.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Senate
No shocker this time as Democrats hold Senate seat
June 26th, 2013
12:18 AM ET
10 months ago

No shocker this time as Democrats hold Senate seat

(CNN) – This time, history didn't repeat itself.

Democratic Rep. Ed Markey Tuesday won a special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, topping Republican businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in an election marked by low voter turnout.

The contest was the second time in three years that Massachusetts voters headed to the polls in a special U.S. Senate election with national implications.

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Filed under: Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • Massachusetts
Breaking: Markey wins Mass. Senate election, CNN projects
June 25th, 2013
09:24 PM ET
10 months ago

Breaking: Markey wins Mass. Senate election, CNN projects

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Ed Markey will win Tuesday's special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts and serve the remainder of fellow Democrat John Kerry's term, CNN projects.

Markey defeated GOP businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez.

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Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Senate
History not likely to repeat itself in Massachusetts Senate election
Gabriel Gomez, a businessman and former Navy SEAL, is hoping to follow in Scott Brown's footsteps to the U.S. Senate.
June 25th, 2013
07:07 AM ET
10 months ago

History not likely to repeat itself in Massachusetts Senate election

(CNN) - Here we go again.

For the second time in three years, Massachusetts voters head to the polls Tuesday in a special U.S. Senate election with national implications.

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Filed under: Massachusetts
Low interest in Massachusetts election
June 24th, 2013
09:25 AM ET
10 months ago

Low interest in Massachusetts election

(CNN) - Less than half of Massachusetts voters say they have a lot of interest in this week's special U.S. Senate election.

According to a survey conducted by the Western New England University Polling Institute, 42% of registered voters in the Bay State say they have a lot of interest in Tuesday's contest between Democratic Rep. Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez, with three-in-ten saying they have some interest in the election, and 28% saying they have little or no interest.
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Filed under: Massachusetts • Senate
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