Markey airs ad referencing Newtown
May 17th, 2013
05:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Markey airs ad referencing Newtown

Washington (CNN) – Directly mentioning the Newtown, Connecticut shootings for the first time in a campaign ad, Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Ed Markey criticized his Republican opponent Gabriel Gomez for opposing gun-control legislation.

"Gomez is against battling assault weapons," the ad says. "And Gomez is against banning high-capacity magazines like the ones used in the Newtown school shooting."
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • Gun control • Gun rights
Markey gives Confederate flag booster the boot
May 15th, 2013
11:14 AM ET
1 year ago

Markey gives Confederate flag booster the boot

Washington (CNN) - Ed Markey disinvited former Georgia Congressman Ben Jones from performing at his fundraiser on Tuesday evening in Washington claiming that he did not know the former Dukes of Hazzard star supported the Confederate flag as a symbol of southern culture.

"Ed Markey only learned about Ben Jones' comments yesterday, he strongly disagrees with them and we asked Jones not to be part of last night's event. Ed believes such confederate relics are highly offensive, and should not be displayed in public settings, period," Markey's Senate Campaign spokesman Andrew Zucker said.
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Filed under: Ben Jones • Ed Markey
New polls puts Democrat on top in Mass. Senate race
May 8th, 2013
10:00 PM ET
1 year ago

New polls puts Democrat on top in Mass. Senate race

(CNN) - Two new polls suggest the Democrats have the lead in the battle for an open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts up for grabs next month.

According to a 7 News/Suffolk University survey released Wednesday night, Rep. Ed Markey, the Democratic nominee, holds a 52%-35% advantage over GOP nominee Gabriel Gomez among likely voters in the June 25th special election. Just over one-in-ten questioned were undecided.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts
Older candidate touts newer technology in bid for Senate
May 8th, 2013
12:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Older candidate touts newer technology in bid for Senate

(CNN) - Broadband, smart phones and Facebook are taking center stage Wednesday in a special election next month in Massachusetts to fill the state's open U.S. Senate seat.

Rep. Ed Markey, the Democratic nominee in the race, is out with his first TV commercial of the general election, touting his efforts to pass the 1996 Telecommunications Act that overhauled existing laws and helped encourage innovation.
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Filed under: Ads • Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • Massachusetts • Senate
Gomez calls on Markey to take down 'despicable' video
May 4th, 2013
05:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Gomez calls on Markey to take down 'despicable' video

(CNN) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez is calling on his Massachusetts opponent, Democratic Rep. Ed Markey, to take down a web video showing him on screen with Osama bin Laden.

"Career Politician Ed Markey has started his campaign with a textbook despicable political attack to attempt to connect me with Osama bin Laden in the minds of voters," Gomez said Saturday.
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Filed under: 2013 • Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • Massachusetts
First lady will head to Boston for Ed Markey
May 3rd, 2013
07:59 AM ET
1 year ago

First lady will head to Boston for Ed Markey

(CNN) – Rep. Ed Markey, who became the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts earlier this week, will get a boost later this month from first lady Michelle Obama, who will travel to the state for a fundraising event.

The event on May 29, reported first by the Boston Globe and confirmed to CNN by a Democratic official, will mark Michelle Obama's first solo fundraising event since last year's presidential election. Tickets for the event start at $500, the official said.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Michelle Obama
Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez win Massachusetts Senate primaries
April 30th, 2013
09:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez win Massachusetts Senate primaries

(CNN) – Democratic Rep. Ed Markey, a longtime U.S. congressman, and Republican businessman and political newcomer Gabriel Gomez will face off in the Massachusetts Senate special election after winning their respective party nominations in Tuesday's primary, the Associated Press projected.

Markey beat fellow Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch, while Gomez won a three-way primary in a race largely overshadowed by the Boston Marathon bombings that took place a little more than two weeks ago.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • John Kerry • Massachusetts • Senate
Breaking: Markey wins Dem nomination in Mass. Senate primary
April 30th, 2013
09:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: Markey wins Dem nomination in Mass. Senate primary

(CNN) - Longtime Rep. Ed Markey has won the Democratic nomination in the special Massachusetts primary to fill a U.S. Senate seat, the Associated Press projected Tuesday.

He will face Republican nominee Gabriel Gomez in the June 25 special election. The victor will fill the seat vacated by John Kerry earlier this year when he was confirmed secretary of state.

In the meantime, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick has appointed William "Mo" Cowan to serve as interim senator.


Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Senate
Boston bombings overshadow Massachusetts Senate election
People gather at a makeshift memorial for victims near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings at the edge of a closed section of Boylston Street a day after the second suspect was captured on April 20, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
April 30th, 2013
05:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Boston bombings overshadow Massachusetts Senate election

(CNN) – Fifteen days after the Boston Marathon bombings, Massachusetts voters head to the polls Tuesday to select Democratic and Republican nominees in a special U.S. Senate election that's been almost completely overshadowed by the terror attacks.

Even before the bombings, Massachusetts voters weren't paying that much attention to the contest to fill the remaining year and a half of the term of longtime Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who stepped down earlier this year to become U.S. secretary of state.
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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Senate • Stephen Lynch
Mass. Senate race resumes after bombings shutdown
April 23rd, 2013
11:29 AM ET
1 year ago

Mass. Senate race resumes after bombings shutdown

(CNN) - With one week to go until primary day, an election campaign suspended following last Monday's Boston Marathon bombings is trying to heat up.

The two Democrats and three Republicans running to fill the open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts immediately suspended their campaigns immediately after the terror attack, which left three people dead and more than 250 injured. But campaigning has resumed, and a feisty debate Monday night between the two Democratic candidates included fireworks over national security issues.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Stephen Lynch
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