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Clark Sworn in as Congresswoman

Surrounded by family, friends and supporters, Katherine Clark was sworn in today as the newest member of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation. In her remarks from the floor of the house, Clark echoed her commitment to stand with the middle class families of the district. “The Massachusetts Fifth, from Revere to Cambridge, Waltham to Framingham, is […]

Clark Wins Special Congressional Election

- Allison Goldsberry Democrat Katherine Clark, a state senator from Melrose, is the new Congressional representative for the 5th District. Clark replaces long-time Democratic Congressman Ed Markey, who recently won a special election for the US Senate. Clark defeated Republican Frank Addivinola, Independent James Aulenti, and Justice Peace Security party member James Hall. In Medford, […]

Sen. Markey Supports Change in Filibuster Rules

Democratic US Senator Edward Markey supported the Senate’s successful vote to end filibustering of executive and judicial nominees. Elizabeth Warren, the state’s other Democratic Senator, also supported the rule change. Sen. Markey released the following statement on Thursday: “Today, I voted to end the Republicans’ unprecedented and unwarranted obstruction on the Senate floor. Senate Republicans […]

Clark, Addivinola Advance in Congressional Primary

- Allison Goldsberry State Senator Katherine Clark and Frank Addivinola will move forward in the race to fill former Congressman Ed Markey’s seat following wins in Tuesday’s primary. Clark defeated six other Democrats while Addivinola bested two other Republicans seeking their party’s nomination. According to results from the AP, Clark received around 30% of the […]

Congressional Primary Tuesday, October 15

On Tuesday, October 15 voters will head to the polls to narrow down the field of candidates running for Congress. A total of ten candidates are running for former Congressman Ed Markey’s seat, three Republicans and seven Democrats. Following the primary only two candidates will continue in the race for Congress, one Democrat and one […]

Stonewall Democrats Endorse Sciortino for Congress

The Bay State Stonewall Democrats have announced their endorsement of State Representative Carl Sciortino in his bid for US Congress in Massachusetts’ 5th District. “There is a clear difference between the candidates in this race,” said BSSD co-chair Steve Iannaccone, “and Carl Sciortino’s unwavering commitment to the LGBT community in the State House made this […]

Koutoujian Kicks off Congressional Campaign

Surrounded by friends, family, community leaders and supporters, Peter Koutoujian today launched his grassroots campaign for Congress from the building where he attended middle school. “I’m a kid from Waltham,” said Koutoujian. “My dad was a city clerk here for 30 years. My mom dedicated her life to teaching. They showed me the value of […]

McGlynn Endorses Sciortino for Congress

At a rally at his Medford headquarters joined by 60 supporters this past weekend, Medford Mayor Mike McGlynn formally endorsed State Rep. Carl Sciortino in his bid for Congress to replace Senator Ed Markey. “It is with a great deal of pleasure that I endorse Carl Sciortino for United States Congress,” said McGlynn. “We need […]

Clark Kicks Off Congressional Campaign with Coakley’s Endorsement

State Senator Katherine Clark, D-Melrose, and Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Medford Democrat, officially kicked off Katherine’s campaign for Congress on Saturday in front of an enthusiastic crowd of volunteers and supporters. Joined by Coakley and Melrose Mayor Robert Dolan, Katherine told supporters at Memorial Hall that she’s running to stop Republicans pushing an ideological […]

Special Election to Fill Former Rep. Markey’s Seat Dec. 10th

Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin today issued a calendar for the December 10, 2013 special election for the 5 Patrick to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Senator-elect Edward J. Markey, D-Malden. The primary election will be Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Registered voters can apply in writing now at their city […]