No shocker this time as Democrats hold Senate seat
June 26th, 2013
12:18 AM ET
1 year ago

No shocker this time as Democrats hold Senate seat

(CNN) - This time, history didn't repeat itself.

Democratic Rep. Ed Markey Tuesday won a special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, topping Republican businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in an election marked by low voter turnout.

The contest was the second time in three years that Massachusetts voters headed to the polls in a special U.S. Senate election with national implications.

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Filed under: Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • Massachusetts
Poll: Markey expands his lead in Mass. Senate race
(L) Republican Gabriel Gomez (R) Democrat Ed Markey
June 16th, 2013
09:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Markey expands his lead in Mass. Senate race

(CNN) – A new poll indicates Democratic Rep. Ed Markey has slightly widened his advantage over Republican opponent Gabriel Gomez in the campaign for the June 25 special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts.

The longtime congressman leads Gomez by 11 points, 54%-43%, among likely voters who are leaning toward a candidate, according to the new Boston Globe survey, released Sunday.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • Massachusetts • Polls • Senate
June 11th, 2013
06:54 PM ET
2 years ago

President, put-downs, and privacy loom over Mass. Senate race

Update 8:49 p.m. ET, Tuesday, 6/11 - Updated to reflect Tuesday night's debate

Springfield, Massachusetts (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Ed Markey and Republican newcomer Gabriel Gomez squared off in their second of three debates Tuesday night, two weeks before the special election and just as recent polls indicate the contest is tightening up.

In a sometimes fiery exchange that veered from the issue of digital privacy to the contested Keystone pipeline, both candidates often reverted back to negative attacks.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • Massachusetts • Senate
Markey airs ad referencing Newtown
May 17th, 2013
05:29 PM ET
2 years 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
Older candidate touts newer technology in bid for Senate
May 8th, 2013
12:34 PM ET
2 years 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
2 years 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
Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez win Massachusetts Senate primaries
April 30th, 2013
09:39 PM ET
2 years 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