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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.