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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Edward Markey has been in western Massachusetts the last two days. Markey met with mayors in North Adams, Northampton, Pittsfield and Springfield.

After meeting with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno in his city hall office Tuesday afternoon, Markey said the common denominator to help boost the economies of the cities of western Massachusetts is transportation.  He said he is hopeful Congress can strike a deal to keep federal funds flowing to highway, bridge, and rail projects for the next three years.

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BOSTON (AP) — Democrat Edward Markey has been elected to a full six-year term in the U.S. Senate representing Massachusetts.

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A Republican has entered the race to challenge Massachusetts U.S. Senator Edward Markey in November.

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U.S. Senator Edward Markey visited Pittsfield today on a tour of western Massachusetts.

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According to an election warden in the Berkshires turnout for the special U.S. Senate Election between Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez has been low, but is expected to pick up before the end of the day.

Fran Lysonski, election warden for Pittsfield’s Ward 5A, located near the downtown of the Berkshire’s largest city, said voter turnout has been "slow but better than last time."

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Massachusetts Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez made campaign stops in the Berkshires yesterday where he stressed a bipartisan message. And according to local GOP officials, he’ll have to continue to work hard to win more support in a solidly Democratic part of the state.

In Gabriel Gomez’s second campaign stop in the Berkshires since announcing his candidacy, the Republican met with supporters and employees at Lenco, a Pittsfield based company that designs and manufactures armored vehicles. He was greeted with applause and spoke through a microphone…

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Many towns across Massachusetts yesterday held local elections on the same day as the U.S. Senate primaries.

In addition to nominating their Democratic and Republican Senatorial candidates, Representative Ed Markey and businessman Gabriel Gomez, respectively, Tuesday was a day for Berkshire County voters to choose their selectmen and members of their local school boards. But for voters in North Adams, it was a day to vote for a nearly $30 million renovation project for the now-closed Conte Middle School.

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A son of Columbian immigrants and a first time candidate has won the Republican nomination to run in the Massachusetts special election for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by John Kerry.

BOSTON (AP) — Businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez and veteran U.S. Rep. Edward Markey will face each other in a special election in Massachusetts for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by John Kerry.

  The Massachusetts Senate race primary is just weeks away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Stephen Lynch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he hopes to be successful in his race against fellow Congressman Ed Markey.

Polls show Democratic  Congressman Ed Markey is the frontrunner in the special election for US Senate in Massachusetts.   His primary opponent, Congressman Stephen Lynch is trying to shore up support among key Democratic constituencies. 

   The dean of the Massachusetts delegation, Ed Markey has a huge lead of 29 points over his Democratic primary opponent, fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch, in a poll released this week by the Boston Herald and  UMass Lowell. Markey leads Lynch, 50 percent to 21 percent among likely primary voters.

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Gabriel Gomez,one of the three Republicans running in the special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, formally launched his campaign on Thursday with events across the state.

Speaking at an American Legion Hall in West Springfield, Gomez introduced himself as a fresh faced political outsider with an appealing life story. He’s the son of Columbian immigrants, a former Navy SEAL and a successful businessman.  He said reducing government spending, and creating  jobs are top priorities

Advocates for low-income families in Massachusetts are calling on the state and federal governments to increase funding for fuel assistance programs in the shadow of sequestration.

In a few short days, members of Congress must vote to avoid the series of across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, but if not; many programs that benefit the neediest families will have their budgets slashed mid-year.

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey is defending a planned fundraiser hosted by former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

Massachusetts Republican Party Chairwoman Kirsten Hughes criticized the decision, saying Markey shouldn't "rub elbows with a man best known for his solicitation of prostitutes."

Spitzer was forced from office in 2008 after he was accused of spending thousands of dollars on high-end prostitutes.

The fundraiser for Markey's Senate campaign is planned for later this month in Washington.

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey is joining with other gun control activists to call on Congress to approve tough gun laws.

Markey will meet Monday with Stop Handgun Violence founder John Rosenthal, Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian and the mother of a gun violence victim to press for quick passage of national gun laws proposed by President Barack Obama.

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There will be no senate comeback bid this year for Scott Brown. The former Republican senator announced Friday he will not run in the special election to fill the vacancy left by  John Kerry’s departure.

Brown  who became a national Republican star with his upset victory in the 2010 special election for senate in Massachusetts, then lost to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren last year, has decided to sit out this year’s senate campaign.

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The race for US Senate in Massachusetts  is heating up. Congressman Stephen Lynch has launched a campaign for the Democratic nomination. Lynch and fellow Democratic Congressman Ed Markey are the only announced candidates, so far. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Lynch in Springfield about why he’s running for senate.