Monday, October 8, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Medford Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country. …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney squared off in the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Denver, Colorado. Here's what Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats said about the debate in a flash poll.
Gov. Mitt Romney won his first debate with President Barack Obama on Oct. 3: that's the major finding from Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent out to Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats immediately after the debate ended on Tuesday night. Local influential Republicans polled in Patch's survey voted 86.2 percent that Romney won by a wide margin, with the remaining 13.8 percent voting that he won by a slim margin. Local influential Democrats voted 19.1 percent that Romney won by a wide margin and 28.6 percent voted that he won by a slim margin, while 19.1 percent voted that Obama won by a slim margin and only 9.5 percent voted that the president won by a wide margin. Another 23.8 percent voted "neutral." Asked who would be the …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Local Democrats and Republicans across Massachusetts discussed Wednesday night's debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in a live chat on Patch.
In the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado, President Barack Obama came out flat while Gov. Mitt Romney had some effective arguments, according to local Democrats and Republicans from across Massachusetts who joined in a Patch live chat during the debate on Tuesday night. "Overall, tie goes to Obama," said Democrat Alex Buck. "Romney had a couple good lines, but nothing hugely productive. He looked jittery and possibly his most memorable line was about Big Bird." Reader Tom Sheff added late in the debate, "No defining moment so far, that's for sure." As the debate opened on the economy, Romney took an early upper hand according to the Democrats and Republicans who joined the chat as panelists. "President seemed nervous, and …
Local Republican and Democratic Party members from across the state will discuss the Oct. 3 presidential debate live in our chat room. Join in with your questions!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Local Republican and Democratic Party members from across Massachusetts will discuss the Oct. 3 presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney live in our chat room above. Join us at 8:30 for some pre-debate talk, before the debate begins at 9 p.m. If you have a comment you'd like to add to the discussion, or a question for one of our panelists, type it in the chat room above once we're underway. Patch staff will pick out the best comments and questions to add to the chat.
Get the details on the presidential debate and comment on what you're hoping to hear as a Medford resident.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is 9 p.m. Oct. 3. Check below for more information on that debate and the rest of the debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: FOX (WFXT), NBC (WHDH), CBS (WBZ), ABC (WCVB), PBS (WGBH), CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, CSPAN Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL Below is the schedule for upcoming debates: The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will …
Patch will be joined by local Massachusetts party officials and you can take part in the conversation.
Join Patch at 8:30 p.m. tonight for a live chat during the presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Patch will be joined by local Massachusetts party officials who will discuss the debate as it happens. You will be able to join the conversation too. Come back to this site at 8:30 p.m. for a pre-debate discussion and then participate as you watch the first debate, which starts at 9 p.m.
Friday, July 27, 2012
A look at presidental election fundraising data.
President Barack Obama has received 13 times as many donations and 8 times as much money from Medford residents than Republican challenger Mitt Romney since the start of 2011, according to data from the Federal Elections Commission. Obama's 295 donations from Medford residents from January 2011 to June 2012 total $46,452. Romney's 22 donations from Medford residents total $6,340, according to the data. Despite being its former Governor, Romney has been significantly out-raised by Obama in Massachusetts, though the ratio of the disparity in Medford is even greater than statewide figures. Obama has received $9,518,733 in donations from Massachusetts residents since the start of 2011, while Romney has received $5,298,938 from Bay Staters. Ron…