Gomez: If I lose Tuesday, 'I shall return'
June 23rd, 2013
01:25 PM ET
10 months ago

Gomez: If I lose Tuesday, 'I shall return'

(CNN) – Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez says he's not discouraged by polls that show him trailing his rival. And the Republican businessman and former Navy SEAL said Sunday an Election Day loss wouldn’t mean an end to his political career.

“I'm confident I'm going to win. But as a famous general once said in World War II, I shall return. And I know that a lot of people are very excited about our candidacy,” Gomez said on “Fox News Sunday.” Voters in Massachusetts will select a new U.S. senator Tuesday to serve out the term started by John Kerry, who left the Senate earlier this year to become secretary of state. If Gomez loses, he could run again for the seat in 2014.
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Filed under: Massachusetts • Senate
Scott Brown to hit campaign trail
June 21st, 2013
09:23 AM ET
10 months ago

Scott Brown to hit campaign trail

(CNN) – Scott Brown will be back on the campaign trail Monday in Massachusetts - not for himself but for the fellow Bay State Republican who hopes to take a page out of the former senator's political playbook.

Brown was a little known state lawmaker in January 2010 when he upset Martha Coakley, the commonwealth's Democratic attorney general, in a special Senate election to fill the remainder of the term of longtime Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy, who died the previous summer.
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Filed under: Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
Senate hopefuls charge into final week with a heated debate
June 18th, 2013
08:52 PM ET
10 months ago

Senate hopefuls charge into final week with a heated debate

(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.
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Poll: Markey expands his lead in Mass. Senate race
(L) Republican Gabriel Gomez (R) Democrat Ed Markey
June 16th, 2013
09:00 AM ET
10 months 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
Another big name Democrat heading to Massachusetts
June 14th, 2013
01:33 PM ET
10 months ago

Another big name Democrat heading to Massachusetts

Updated 2:13 p.m. ET, Friday, 6/14

(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.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Joe Biden • Massachusetts • Senate
Obama for Markey in Mass.
June 12th, 2013
02:47 PM ET
10 months ago

Obama for Markey in Mass.

(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."
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • President Obama
Mass. Senate ad evokes killing old people, toilet seats
June 12th, 2013
08:48 AM ET
10 months ago

Mass. Senate ad evokes killing old people, toilet seats

(CNN) – It's not every day a candidate manages to include toilet seats and Congress into the same ad.

But that's what Massachusetts Senate hopeful Gabriel Gomez is doing in a sarcasm-filled, 30-second ad meant to mock attacks from his Democratic rival Rep. Ed Markey.
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Biden on Mass. election: Without Obama on ticket, minority turnout will be low
June 11th, 2013
10:45 PM ET
10 months ago

Biden on Mass. election: Without Obama on ticket, minority turnout will be low

(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.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Joe Biden • Massachusetts • President Obama • Senate
June 11th, 2013
06:54 PM ET
10 months 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 still up in Massachusetts Senate battle
June 10th, 2013
02:00 PM ET
10 months ago

Markey still up in Massachusetts Senate battle

(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.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Senate
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