(CNN) – Candidates in this month's primaries for the special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts announced they were suspending campaign activity Monday as authorities continue to investigate apparent bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Rep. Ed Markey, the Democratic frontrunner, said he was "disturbed and saddened" by the explosions that left dozens injured and caused multiple deaths.
(CNN) – Rep. Ed Markey, running in a special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, is highlighting his response to 2010's gulf oil spill in a new ad released Thursday.
The longtime Democratic lawmaker led the charge to put a live stream of the leaking wellhead online, and pushed for legal action against BP, the owner of the oil platform where the leak began.
(CNN) – Two new political ads in the Massachusetts special election emerged Tuesday, with both Democratic candidates releasing their first television commercials of the campaign.
Longtime Rep. Ed Markey, considered the leading contender in the Democratic primary race, made gun control the focus of his inaugural ad, emphasizing his fight against the National Rifle Association.
(CNN) – Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts has the backing of another progressive group in his bid for Secretary of State John Kerry's former Senate seat.
Democracy for America, the political action committee founded by former Vermont Gov.and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, announced its support for Markey on Monday, saying the longtime congressman is better suited for the role than his primary opponent, Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch.
(CNN) – The liberal group, MoveOn.org, endorsed Democratic Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts on Thursday in his bid for the Democratic nomination in his state’s open U.S. Senate race.
According to a survey of its 219,000 members in the Bay State, MoveOn found that 94% voted to endorse Markey, well above its two-thirds threshold for endorsing a candidate. Rep. Stephen Lynch, a social conservative from South Boston, is also running for the Democratic nomination.
(CNN) - And then there were two.
Rep. Stephen Lynch announced his bid Thursday for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, becoming the second candidate to jump into the June special election to fill the final eighteen months of the term of longtime Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who steps down from the Senate at the end of the week to become secretary of state.
(CNN) – June 25 marks the "probable" date for the special election to replace Democratic Sen. John Kerry, William F. Galvin, the Massachusetts secretary of the commonwealth, told CNN Monday.
As the president's pick for U.S. secretary of state, Kerry sailed through his confirmation hearings last week and is expected to be confirmed as early as Tuesday. Should he submit his resignation this week, "that will set the clock going," Galvin said, referring to the Massachusetts law that stipulates a special election must occur 145-160 days after the seat becomes vacant.
(CNN) - Several Democrats, including Sen. John Kerry, offered their endorsement Friday of Rep. Ed Markey in his planned bid to seek the Senate seat Kerry is expected to vacate.
"As Massachusetts' senior senator today and as a colleague of Ed Markey's for 28 years, I'm excited to learn of and support his decision to run for the United States Senate," Kerry wrote in a statement, which also noted he will likely soon hold a job which requires he remain "apolitical."
(CNN) - Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts said Thursday he will seek the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. John Kerry, who was nominated to become the next secretary of state last week.
Markey's announcement makes him the first to publicly announce will seek the seat.
Washington (CNN) - As they furiously typed computer code through the night in a small Capitol Hill office, little did they know they were about to change the way Americans would view what has become known as the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
The handful of staffers from Rep. Ed Markey's now defunct Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming had just received word from oil giant BP that they would be given a live feed of the underwater cameras monitoring the spewing oil from 8,000 feet below the Gulf of Mexico. The date: May 19, 2010 - nearly one month to the day that the Deepwater Horizon well had exploded, killing 11 workers and causing oil to stream unabated into the Gulf.