Ex-ambassador, Massachusetts Gov. Cellucci dies after battling ALS
June 9th, 2013
08:19 AM ET
10 months ago

Ex-ambassador, Massachusetts Gov. Cellucci dies after battling ALS

(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.

He was 65.

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National Dems jump into Mass. Senate race air war
June 7th, 2013
01:16 PM ET
10 months ago

National Dems jump into Mass. Senate race air war

(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.
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Mass. governor says he got drunk after Boston manhunt
June 6th, 2013
11:32 AM ET
10 months ago

Mass. governor says he got drunk after Boston manhunt

(CNN) - Can you blame him?

In a rare admission by a politician, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said he got "quite drunk" the night after suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured at the end of a dramatic, daylong manhunt.
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Senate hopefuls unleash digs in first debate
June 5th, 2013
08:01 PM ET
10 months ago

Senate hopefuls unleash digs in first debate

(CNN) – Three weeks before voters choose a new U.S. senator in Massachusetts, the rival candidates made their first high profile attempt to discredit each other in a televised debate Wednesday.

At stake is the U.S. Senate seat vacated earlier this year when Sen. John Kerry stepped down to become secretary of state. Voters will choose between longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Markey and Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez in the June 25th special election.
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Poll shows Markey up ahead of first debate
June 4th, 2013
05:25 PM ET
11 months ago

Poll shows Markey up ahead of first debate

(CNN) – A day ahead of the first debate between U.S. Senate candidates in Massachusetts, a new survey shows Democratic Rep. Ed Markey leading rival Gabriel Gomez by double digits.

The poll, released Tuesday by New England College, showed 52% of registered voters in the Bay State support Markey, who's serving his twentieth term in the U.S. House as the representative of Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District.
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Filed under: Massachusetts • Polls
Mass. Senate race scrapes the scum off the pond
May 24th, 2013
02:09 PM ET
11 months ago

Mass. Senate race scrapes the scum off the pond

(CNN) – The U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts took a nasty turn this week when the Republican candidate equated his Democratic rival to "pond scum" for a web video that pictured him on screen with Osama bin Laden.

Saying he couldn't think of anything more offensive, Gabriel Gomez told a reporter he was worried his four kids would see the ad, which hits Gomez for his work with a group that accused President Barack Obama of "politically capitalizing on U.S. national security operations and secrets" after the bin Laden raid.
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Massachusetts lieutenant governor resigns, announces new role
May 22nd, 2013
10:43 AM ET
11 months ago

Massachusetts lieutenant governor resigns, announces new role

(CNN) - Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray resigned his position to become the head of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce at a press conference on Wednesday.

Murray said that his decision to resign before his term is finished is for personal for reasons.

"In January I made a decision with my wife not seek political office in 2014." Murray said. "The next chapter of my life needs to be focused primarily on family. I wanted to take advantage of this moment in our lives, as childhood passes quickly and this is an important time for my family."

When asked if he was going to rule out running for office again Murray responded, "We'll see." He continued, "I'm not ruling anything in or out. I'm excited about this opportunity.

Murray said he intends to submit his resignation effective at end of day on June 2nd and begin his new role on June 3rd.

The lieutenant governor has taken heat recently over questions about his relationship with the disgraced Chelsea Housing Authority director and campaign funding.

CNN's Sara Fischer contributed to this report.


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New polls puts Democrat on top in Mass. Senate race
May 8th, 2013
10:00 PM ET
11 months ago

New polls puts Democrat on top in Mass. Senate race

(CNN) - Two new polls suggest the Democrats have the lead in the battle for an open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts up for grabs next month.

According to a 7 News/Suffolk University survey released Wednesday night, Rep. Ed Markey, the Democratic nominee, holds a 52%-35% advantage over GOP nominee Gabriel Gomez among likely voters in the June 25th special election. Just over one-in-ten questioned were undecided.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts
Older candidate touts newer technology in bid for Senate
May 8th, 2013
12:34 PM ET
11 months 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
12 months 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
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