Four Candidates Seeking to Fill The Lion’s Throne in Senate Race
Jim Hickey

For 60 years the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy championed many liberal causes, from immigration reform to civil rights, but he regarded national health care reform as the cause of his life. After his death in August, many Democrats adopted the slogan “Win one for Teddy,” to revise their party’s flagging efforts for national health care reform.

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Tight State, Local Races Mark Mid-Term Election on Tuesday
Mike Seccombe

Vineyard voters will go to the polls to cast ballots in unusually close elections at the federal, state and local levels on Tuesday.

The closest of them, and one of the hottest contests in the nation, is the race for the 10th congressional district which includes the Cape and Islands. The most recent polling puts the seat, vacant due to the retirement of Democratic Cong. William Delahunt, as too close to call.

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Vineyard Veers Right but Votes Against Republican Victor
Lauren Martin

Vineyard voters stood decisively for Democratic candidate and state attorney general Martha Coakley in Tuesday’s special election, but it was Republican state Sen. Scott Brown who staged an unexpected surge to win the U.S. Senate Seat left vacant by the death of liberal leader Edward M. Kennedy.

Statewide, voters split 52 per cent to Mr. Brown, 47 per cent to Ms. Coakley.

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Chilmark Voters Green-light Estuaries Study, Elect Bill Rossi Selectman
Remy Tumin

Chilmark voters elected a new selectman, pledged money for studying town ponds and approved a hefty budget hike at the annual town meeting and election this week.

Voters elected real estate agent and Chilmark Store owner Bill Rossi for a three year term to the board of selectmen on Wednesday. Mr. Rossi won with 186 votes. He succeeds longtime selectman Frank Fenner, who did not seek reelection after four terms. A late write-in campaign by Alan Porter earned him 54 votes.

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