EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 4, 2012

Wanted: Magliocchetti signs downed by Hurricane Sandy


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Paul Magliocchetti, Independent candidate for the First Essex Senate District, said he secured or removed most of his political signs before Hurricane Sandy hit last week.

He asks anyone who notices any of his signs down to contact his office at 978-373-3339 so he can have them collected or replaced.

Magliocchetti also announced that he will be visiting each of the communities in the district up until Election Day.

He will be knocking on doors and talking to constituents today in Methuen and North Andover and Monday in Haverhill.

Golnik: Let’s make a $100 deal

Is your inbox overloaded with campaign emails? Congressional hopeful Jon Golnik apparently feels your pain.

In — what else? — a campaign email sent Thursday, Golnik offered supporters an interesting proposition.

“It must be tough receiving all of these emails,” wrote the Carlisle Republican.

“Between all of the races, I’d say that I receive about 15 emails a day asking me for money. I will make a deal with you. If you donate $100 right now, we will take your e-mail address off of our e-mail list until election night. Deal?”

Golnik is on Tuesday’s ballot against U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Lowell.

O’Connor Ives Iaunches video endorsements

Kathleen O’Connor Ives, senate candidate in the 1st Essex District, has launched a series of online videos featuring endorsements from residents and small business owners.

In one video, Haverhill resident Patricia Lachance recalls meeting O’Connor Ives as the candidate went door-to-door during the primary campaign.

“Nobody really listens anymore, and she truly listened to me,” Lachance said. “ “I appreciated that and I felt that I could always talk to her and get an honest response.”

O’Connor Ives said the videos are another way to introduce herself to people she hasn’t had the chance to meet in person.

The videos are available on the O’Connor Ives website at www.voteforives.com.

Election ramifications

While they’re not on the ballot Tuesday, Gov. Deval Patrick and Sen. John Kerry, and by extension many others down the political food chain, have a lot on the line.

Patrick’s time in the corner office is up in 2014 and he says he plans to return to the private sector.

His plans to finish his term notwithstanding, an Obama win would generate buzz about a potential federal appointment for Patrick, who has been mentioned as a potential attorney general, Supreme Court justice and 2016 presidential candidate.

An Obama win could put Kerry in position to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State and drag a whole host of potential candidates into a new high stakes scramble for the seat Kerry has long held. Brown’s win in 2010 was viewed by Democrats as a squandered opportunity and party chairman John Walsh has a lot invested in seeing that the seat formerly held by Kennedy goes to Warren.

Catholic Dems ask for no partisanship from pulpits

The Catholic Democrats are asking pastors and parish administrators to quell political activity in churches on the final Sunday before the national election.

Steve Krueger, president of Catholic Democrats, said he is hearing of people feel “unwelcome” at church because of leafleting and other partisan activity. A letter asks parish leaders to deputize church employees to remove pamphlets from outside groups and to tell people distributing political pamphlets to leave.

Romney on election night

On the night he could be elected President of the United States, former Gov. Mitt Romney will be in his home state of Massachusetts to watch returns come in and deliver either his victory or concession speech to the nation.

The Republican National Committee will host Romney’s election night celebration at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with Romney and running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.

Immigration reform vigil outside Romney HQ

Advocates for immigration reform plan to hold a vigil outside the Boston Exhibition and Convention Center Tuesday night as former Gov. Mitt Romney holds his election night party inside the South Boston hall. (Tuesday, 8 p.m., Boston Exhibition & Convention Center, 415 Summer Street, South Boston)

Where they will be

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown will hold his election night celebration at the Park Plaza Hotel, just a short walk from Elizabeth Warren’s party.

Brown’s party will no-doubt draw pols from around the state to the Park Plaza, although Republicans will be torn about whether to join Brown or former Gov. Mitt Romney at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The senator’s daughter will perform as part of the Ayla Brown band along with The Reminisants, an oldies band.

Elizabeth Warren will hold her election night party at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, which will assuredly become a gathering spot for the state’s down-ticket Democrats as well.

Richard Tisei who is challenging Congressman John Tierney, will hold his election night party at the Peabody Marriott. The Republican challenger has gained attention throughout the country as pundits have predicted he has a good chance at capturing the seat.

UMass Amherst exit polling

UMass Amherst Poll officials plan to conduct exit polling across Massachusetts Tuesday, interviewing voters in Lawrence. Methuen, Boston and several other cities.

Officials plan to tweet out their findings throughout the day at @UMassPoll. They also plan to make available to media exit poll results relating to the Senate race, Questions 2 and 3, and the presidential election.

Items from the State House News Service are included.