Massachusetts Senate Race

New England News
6:28 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Kerry's Departure For Diplomacy Leads To Markey's Elevation To Senate

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2013 should have been an off-year for statewide politics in Massachusetts, but that was not the case, as the state’s voters were called upon to elect another new U.S. Senator

The election cycle actually began in late 2012 when President Obama nominated Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to be U.S. Secretary of State. After securing Senate confirmation in January, Kerry resigned from the Senate seat he had held for 28 years.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Sat June 29, 2013

Senate Election Outcome Elevates Richard Neal To Dean Of State's Congressional Delegation

Voters in Massachusetts elected a new United States Senator this week.  Democrat Edward Markey, who spent 37 years in the U.S. House, will succeed John Kerry in the Senate.  Just 27 percent of the state’s registered voters went to the polls on Tuesday.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with one of Markey’s House colleagues, Congressman Richard Neal.

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New England News
12:23 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Democrat Markey Wins Massachusetts Senate Seat

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Veteran Democratic Congressman Edward Markey won the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts to succeed John Kerry.  The counting of the votes Tuesday night brought to a close a campaign that may best be remembered for the voter apathy it produced.

   Sixty-six year old Edward Markey, with the help of thousands of volunteers who turned out votes for him in the state’s liberal bastions and blue-collar cities, handily defeated Republican political newcomer Gabriel Gomez .

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New England News
12:09 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Another Massachusetts Senate Campaign Comes To A Close

Republican Gabriel Gomez and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) shake hands after a debate in Springfield
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Voters are going to the polls in Massachusetts today to pick a successor to John Kerry, who resigned from the U.S. Senate in January to become Secretary of State.

The third U.S. Senate  election campaign in Massachusetts in as many years was interrupted by blizzards in February, a terrorist attack in April and now ends in a heat wave.  Voters today will send either Democrat Edward Markey or Republican Gabriel Gomez to the U.S. Senate.

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New England News
3:35 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Gomez, Markey In Final Hours Of Senate Campaigns

U.S. Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) campaigned at Palazzo Cafe in Springfield on the eve of the special Senate election
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The two candidates for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts are into the final full day of campaigning ahead of tomorrow’s special election.  Democratic Congressman Edward Markey started his day in Springfield

Markey greeted patrons at Palazzo Café in downtown Springfield.  Markey said the issue he is stressing in the campaign’s final hours is jobs.

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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
12:28 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Newcomer Gomez Vs. Politcal Veteran Markey In Mass. Senate Contest

A  newcomer to politics will take on a veteran U.S. Representative in the special election in Massachusetts  to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate.  The contest has some echoes of Scott Brown’s upset victory in a special senate election three years ago. 

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New England News
5:42 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Local Issues May Drive Turnout For Mass. U.S. Senate Primaries in Berkshires

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It appears that interest for Massachusetts’ U.S. Senate primary election tomorrow is low, particularly for cities and towns in the westernmost part of the commonwealth.

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