Breaking: Markey wins Mass. Senate election, CNN projects
June 25th, 2013
09:24 PM ET
10 months ago

Breaking: Markey wins Mass. Senate election, CNN projects

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Ed Markey will win Tuesday's special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts and serve the remainder of fellow Democrat John Kerry's term, CNN projects.

Markey defeated GOP businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez.

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Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Senate
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. anonoymous

    Another gop candidate bites the dust....

    June 25, 2013 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  2. jrs1972

    That man represents everything thats wrong with government.. I had no doubt mass would elect him.

    June 25, 2013 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  3. us_1776

    Congratulations, Senator Markey.

    Great for Massachusetts.

    .

    June 25, 2013 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  4. DB

    CNN was tipped off that Markey was the projected winner when Gomez made his concession speech.

    June 25, 2013 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  5. PushingBack

    A taste of what's to come in 2014.

    June 25, 2013 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  6. Ferathka

    More of the same to come in 2014!!

    June 25, 2013 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  7. Tony in Maine

    Okay – will someone please explain to me why being a SEAL is a qualification for almost every job in the western world. Gomez wanted to be a US Senator. At the top of his resume and emphasized by his lapel pin. His SEAL time.

    I know of another who won a very competitive teaching position on the basis of his SEALdom, not his teaching skills. The female students were all in love with him and he told more SEAL stories than anything else.

    I've served – on a gunboat – and have never mentioned it beyond the fact that I served in the military from 1960-64. Had I been a SEAL, maybe I'd be President, or an Emperor...

    June 25, 2013 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  8. Hector

    Wow. A white guy beats a Latino. Yes, no racism here.

    June 25, 2013 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  9. Chris

    There's a special stupidity that encompasses voters of both parties.

    June 25, 2013 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  10. ChuggaChamp

    A man with zero experience vs a man who has been in office (37 yrs) longer than half the eligible voters have been alive....are these the best two Mighty Massachusetts has to offer these days?

    June 25, 2013 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  11. Bob Lewis

    He's actually one of the most informed and experienced members of Congress. An expert on telecommunications, he helped transform the industry. He's been an effective consumer advocate, and works well with the GOP. For a politician, not a bad guy.

    June 25, 2013 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  12. BudW

    Good move keep voting for people who will tax you to death,spy on you, and kill you, take your rights away, quit your job and get on welfare might as well join them.

    June 25, 2013 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  13. NoSlack2327

    What a travesty. I am in Markey's district, and be advised that he is all about "Go Along And Get Along." He will fall into lockstep with the Dems in the Senate, as he did in the House, and exhibit NO leadership

    June 25, 2013 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  14. wang

    Way to go Mass Holes. So predictable and still the laughingstock of the country.

    June 25, 2013 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  15. Enoch

    Good. The republicans need to be defeated in every county, state, and national level election.

    June 25, 2013 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  16. just sayin

    shocking!! a democrat is elected in massachusetts!! why that almost never happens, except in every single election.

    June 25, 2013 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  17. will johnson

    Go Ed! Maybe there is still some sanity in America afterall – at least in Massachusetts now!

    June 25, 2013 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  18. Zerubbabel

    Jvst a prelude to 2014.

    June 25, 2013 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |