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New England News
8:09 am
Thu August 8, 2013

US Sen. Markey Planning "Ceremonial Swearing-In"

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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Edward Markey is planning to hold a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall.

Markey was actually sworn in last month by Vice President Joe Biden during a brief ceremony in the Senate chamber in Washington.

Today’s event is a chance for more of the Democrat's supporters and members of the public to mark the start of his tenure in the Senate.

Markey defeated Republican Gabriel Gomez in a June special election to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry's resignation from the Senate to become secretary of state.

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WAMC News
9:21 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Markey Wins Special U.S. Senate Election in MA

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.

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New England News
4:28 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Election Turnout In Pittsfield Is "Slow But Better Than Last Time"

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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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New England News
6:17 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Mass. Voters Head To Polls To Pick New US Senator

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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.

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New England News
2:53 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Markey Stresses Importance Of Voter Turnout At Campaign Stop In Berkshires

Congressman Ed Markey (center) is greeted by Congressman Richard Neal (left) and Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi (right) at the headquarters of Berkshire Brigades.
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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.

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New England News
8:27 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Markey, Gomez Head Into Final Full Campaign Day

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 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.

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New England News
12:15 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Gomez,Markey Clash In Final Senate Campaign Debate

Gabriel Gomez ( on left) and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) shake hands following their debate in Springfield June 11,2013
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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.

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New England News
12:16 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Gomez, Markey Debate In Springfield As Senate Race Tightens

Republican Gabriel Gomez ( on left), and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) debate in Springfield ahead of the June 25th special election for U.S. Senate
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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.

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New England News
3:26 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Senate Candidates Begin Debates

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.

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New England News
4:50 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Mass. GOP Senate Hopeful Gabriel Gomez Campaigns In Blue Berkshires

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez talks to supporters in Pittsfield.
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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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