Edward Markey

New England News
12:23 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Five Candidates Run In Massachusetts Senate Race

Gabriel Gomez launched his campaign for US Senate in Massachusetts at an American Legion Hall in West Springfield. He is one of three Republicans and two Democrats in the race.
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For a time it appeared Republicans would struggle to field a candidate for the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.  But when the deadline passed earlier this week for candidates to submit 10,000 signatures it turned out that three people will compete for the party’s nomination.

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WAMC News
9:11 am
Mon February 25, 2013

GOP, Dems in final signature gathering sprint

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Democrats and Republicans hoping to get their names on the ballot for the special U.S. Senate election face a signature-gathering sprint before the close of business Wednesday.

That's the deadline for collecting the 10,000 voter signatures necessary to secure a spot on the April 30 primary ballot.

Candidates typically try to collect more than 10,000 signatures to give themselves a cushion in case not all are certified.

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New England News
3:01 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Little Star Power For Republicans In Senate Election

Former Republican Sen. Scott Brown's decision not to run in this year's special election has left a Republican field of virtual unknowns
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The Massachusetts Republican Party remains optimistic about the upcoming special election to fill the senate seat formerly held by Secretary of State John Kerry.  But it appears the minority party in the Bay State is facing long odds. 

   Republicans are facing a number of challenges in their quest to pick off a Democratic seat in the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts.  The immediate challenge for the party is getting a candidate willing to commit to the race, according to Tim Vercellotti, a political science professor at Western New England University.

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