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
Breaking: Markey wins Mass. Senate election, CNN projects
June 25th, 2013
09:24 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: Markey wins Mass. Senate election, CNN projects

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Ed Markey will win Tuesday's special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts and serve the remainder of fellow Democrat John Kerry's term, CNN projects.

Markey defeated GOP businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez.

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Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Senate
History not likely to repeat itself in Massachusetts Senate election
Gabriel Gomez, a businessman and former Navy SEAL, is hoping to follow in Scott Brown's footsteps to the U.S. Senate.
June 25th, 2013
07:07 AM ET
1 year ago

History not likely to repeat itself in Massachusetts Senate election

(CNN) - Here we go again.

For the second time in three years, Massachusetts voters head to the polls Tuesday in a special U.S. Senate election with national implications.

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Filed under: Massachusetts
Low interest in Massachusetts election
June 24th, 2013
09:25 AM ET
1 year ago

Low interest in Massachusetts election

(CNN) - Less than half of Massachusetts voters say they have a lot of interest in this week's special U.S. Senate election.

According to a survey conducted by the Western New England University Polling Institute, 42% of registered voters in the Bay State say they have a lot of interest in Tuesday's contest between Democratic Rep. Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez, with three-in-ten saying they have some interest in the election, and 28% saying they have little or no interest.
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Filed under: Massachusetts • Senate
Gomez: If I lose Tuesday, 'I shall return'
June 23rd, 2013
01:25 PM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 years 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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Filed under: Massachusetts • Senate
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
Another big name Democrat heading to Massachusetts
June 14th, 2013
01:33 PM ET
2 years 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
2 years 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
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