Breaking: Markey wins Dem nomination in Mass. Senate primary
April 30th, 2013
09:11 PM ET
10 years ago

Breaking: Markey wins Dem nomination in Mass. Senate primary

(CNN) - Longtime Rep. Ed Markey has won the Democratic nomination in the special Massachusetts primary to fill a U.S. Senate seat, the Associated Press projected Tuesday.

He will face Republican nominee Gabriel Gomez in the June 25 special election. The victor will fill the seat vacated by John Kerry earlier this year when he was confirmed secretary of state.

In the meantime, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick has appointed William "Mo" Cowan to serve as interim senator.

Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Senate
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  1. art

    The GOPT put a Latino in knowing he can't win, funny how the GOPTP always pretend to be an open party, but, honestly don't care about minority. If they did, McCain and Romney would have both chosen a Jindal!

    April 30, 2013 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  2. Tony in Maine

    Take nothing for granted Ed. In Maine we had Elizabeth Mitchell mail it in because the Republican was a no brainer (literally) and Cutler had no party apparatus. We ended up with the no brainer Republican as Governor. He has been a disaster.

    I think you had a similar race in Mass when you ended up with a featherweight sitting in a giant's seat.

    You need to pretend that Gomez has a ten point lead in the polls and campaign hard.

    April 30, 2013 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  3. Name lynn

    Markey you won because you are a democrate man, if you was a republican you will have never won. Well done markey.

    April 30, 2013 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  4. john lannefeld

    How sad that the people of Massachusetts will likely elect another career politician as their next senator. Ed Markey has been in congress for forty years, as a matter of fact he has never really had any other job other than serving in congress. He was first elected to public office when he was twenty-seven years old! It past time for the public to mandate term limits – the only realistic way to unseat these entrenched politicians. Apply for a position as a door greeter at Walmart Ed, then perhaps you'll understand what your constituents deal with every day – you're certainly old enough to be hired!

    May 1, 2013 12:07 am at 12:07 am |