(CNN) – The final debate showdown Tuesday between Massachusetts rivals Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Ed Markey was peppered with stinging attacks from the candidates, whose race for U.S. Senate culminates in one week.
The wide-ranging forum veered from each candidate’s record on job creation to which Senate hopeful is more entrenched in his party’s establishment. It also touched on last week’s White House decision to further intervene in Syria’s civil war, as well as recent disclosures about government surveillance programs.
(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.
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(CNN) – With Election Day in the special Senate contest in Massachusetts closing in, and the polls relatively tight, another top Democrat will make the trek to the Bay State next week to try and keep the long-held seat in party hands.
Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for Rep. Ed Markey, a Markey campaign adviser confirms to CNN. The news was first reported by the Boston Globe.
(CNN) – Traveling to Boston Wednesday to help reinforce Rep. Ed Markey's bid for U.S. Senate, President Barack Obama said the longtime Democratic congressman would join a slate of Massachusetts senators known for achieving big things.
"Here in Massachusetts you have a long history of sending smart, though, hardworking leaders to the Senate who roll up their sleeves and fight the great battles on behalf of middle class families and everyone who's trying to get into the middle class," Obama told an enthusiastic crowd, adding later: "I need Ed Markey in the U.S. Senate."
(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday night the minority turnout in Massachusetts' upcoming Senate election may be low because President Barack Obama is not at the top of the ticket.
According to pool reports, Biden also offered stinging criticism of the Republican Party at the fundraiser, especially of two first-term senators: Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.
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.
(CNN) – Rep. Ed Markey still leads his Republican rival in the battle for Massachusetts' open Senate seat, according to a poll released Monday, though his margin has shrunk in the final weeks of the campaign.
The Suffolk University survey showed Markey, a longtime Democratic congressman from the Bay State, ahead of Gabriel Gomez 48%-41%. Gomez is a businessman and former Navy SEAL. Previous polls have consistently given Markey the edge, including a seventeen-point advantage in one poll from early May.
(CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci - who later served as U.S. ambassador to Canada - died Saturday after battling ALS, the University of Massachusetts Medical School said.
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(CNN) - With two and a half weeks to go until a special Senate election in Massachusetts, two national Democratic groups are going up with television commercials for the first time in the race.
Both the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the campaign arm of Senate Democrats, and the independent Senate Majority PAC are hitting the airwaves with ads in support of Rep. Ed Markey, who's facing off against Republican Gabriel Gomez in the June 25 election.