Mass. Senate ad evokes killing old people, toilet seats
June 12th, 2013
08:48 AM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
Ex-ambassador, Massachusetts Gov. Cellucci dies after battling ALS
June 9th, 2013
08:19 AM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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