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  • The Republican – Letters to the Editor: Ed Markey’s a candidate people can trust

    One thing is certain as one assesses the mood among thoughtful Americans in this time of government dysfunction: there exists in the country a great yearning – an almost palpable longing and expectation – for honesty in politics. The country has had it with deceptive, snarkey, finger-in-our-eye political ads and tactics. It wants legislators with […] More »

  • CBS News – Mass. Senate candidates spar over health care, abortion

    For over a decade, Massachusetts Democrats Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch have served together in the U.S. House of Representatives — but that doesn’t mean they agree on much of anything. Seeking the Democratic nomination for the special election to fill the seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry, the two congressmen squared off […] More »

  • The Republican – Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey endorsed by Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in Senate race

    Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey has landed another endorsement in the race to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union said it is supporting Markey over his competitors because of his position on a number of issues relating to the retail industry. “Ed has stood with us […] More »

  • Wicked Local Marblehead – COLUMN: Markey is the man

    Lately there has been a proliferation of articles highlighting differences between Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey. Most of these comparisons focus on Lynch’s conservative leanings and Markey’s progressive posture. Another inconsequential comparison is their early-year and socio-economic legacy. Lynch was raised in a South Boston project and labored as an ironworker. Markey grew up […] More »

  • WBUR – Affordable Care Act At 3: A Snapshot In Massachusetts

    Just to be perfectly clear, this is the Obama administration’s update on health reform since the Affordable Care Act became law three years ago. Still, it’s worth noting the ACA’s sweep and wide-ranging impact. Changes include the number of young adults covered under their parents’ health plans (3.1 million nationwide and 21,000 in Massachusetts as […] More »

  • The Hill – Markey touts response to BP oil spill in second ad

    Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) launched a second ad in his bid for the Massachusetts special Senate election, this time focusing on his response to the 2010 BP oil spill. The ad highlights his efforts to get BP to put a camera focused on the oil gushing into the ocean after one of its oil rigs […] More »

  • Water World – Ed Markey for United States Senate

    Today, Clean Water Action endorsed Representative Ed Markey in the United States Senate race in Massachusetts , saying that he has been a tireless leader in promoting clean energy investments and environmental protection. Elizabeth Saunders, Clean Water Action’s Massachusetts State Director commented that “Over Rep. Markey’s decades of service, he has been at the forefront […] More »

  • The Republican – U.S. Rep. Ed Markey pushes privacy rules for domestic drones

    Can a drone hovering overhead spy into your home in Western Massachusetts? The idea may sound far-fetched, but as the use of domestic drones has expanded, the idea is generating concern among privacy advocates — including Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey. Markey, who co-chairs a bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, on Tuesday waded into the national […] More »

  • The Republican – AFT teachers’ union endorses Ed Markey in Massachusetts U.S. Senate race

    Another teachers’ union has endorsed Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey for Senate. The American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts announced Monday that it had chosen Markey over his Democratic primary opponent U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch. “Throughout his career, Ed Markey has been an advocate for students, pushing for reforms that strengthen our public education system and […] More »

  • The Republican – Gay rights group MassEquality endorses Democrat Ed Markey in Massachusetts U.S. Senate race

    The Massachusetts gay rights organization MassEquality will support Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini cited Markey’s 1996 vote against the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman for purposes of federal benefits. Suffredini said Markey had co-sponsored nearly […] More »