BOSTON (AP) — Longtime Democratic Rep. Edward Markey has won a special election in Massachusetts to succeed John Kerry in the U.S. Senate.
The 66-year-old Markey on Tuesday beat Republican challenger Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL and political newcomer.
The race did not draw the deep interest of the 2010 special election between Republican former Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic state Attorney General Martha Coakley. Brown pulled out a surprise victory that year, though he lost the seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in November.
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."
Massachusetts voters are heading to the polls to pick a new U.S. senator.
Democrat Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez scrambled to energize supporters and mobilize get-out-the-vote efforts in the hours leading up to today’s special election to succeed John Kerry, who resigned to become U.S. secretary of state.
The candidates wrapped up a busy last day of campaigning by holding rallies — Gomez with former Sen. Scott Brown in Quincy and Markey in his hometown of Malden.
Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey kicked off the first leg of his Get Out The Vote efforts on Friday in Pittsfield. Though Markey is ahead in the polls, the Congressman and Berkshire County Democrats are focusing their efforts on turning out supporters in tomorrow’s special election.
Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey are preparing to crisscross the state during their final full day of campaigning before Massachusetts' special U.S. Senate election.
Markey planned a "get out the vote" drive Monday, greeting supporters in Springfield and Worcester and participating in a business tour of downtown Lawrence before attending a rally at the YMCA in his hometown of Malden.
The two candidates in next week’s special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts faced off in their final debate last night. It was wide-ranging and spirited.
Veteran Democratic Congressman Edward Markey and Republican newcomer Gabriel Gomez exchanged barbs over each other’s records as both attempted to close the sale with voters heading into the final days of the campaign.
Gomez, who continues to trail in the polls, almost begged voters to take a chance on him.
The two candidates in the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts stuck to familiar themes during a debate Tuesday night in Springfield. With polls showing the race tightening, Democrat Congressman Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez appeared to be trying to play it safe and avoid missteps.
In less than three weeks Massachusetts voters will head to the polls for the third time in just over three years to elect a United States Senator. Voter interest in the race to replace John Kerry-now secretary of state- remains low.
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.