Massachusetts special election

Markey Win Sets Up Special Election For House

Jun 26, 2013
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The election of Edward Markey to the U.S. Senate sets the stage for yet another special election in Massachusetts, this one to fill the U.S. House seat that Markey has held for more than 36 years.

Several Democrats had already expressed interest in running for the 5th congressional district seat if Markey won the special Senate election. They include Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, state Sens. Katherine Clark, Karen Spilka and William Brownsberger, and state Rep. Carl Sciortino.

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Veteran Democratic Congressman Edward Markey has won the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts to succeed John Kerry .   

Mass. Voters Head To Polls To Pick New US Senator

Jun 25, 2013
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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.

Markey Again Asks Gomez To Sign "People's Pledge"

May 6, 2013
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Democrat Edward Markey is pressing his Republican opponent in the state's special U.S. Senate election to sign a pledge to discourage outside groups from spending money on TV, radio and Internet campaign ads.

Markey sent a letter to Republican Gabriel Gomez Friday asking that he join him at the Omni Parker House in Boston today to sign the so-called "People's Pledge."

Gomez refused to sign the pledge and instead demanded Markey return the millions he's received from political action committees during his three decades in Congress.

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A son of Columbian immigrants and a first time candidate has won the Republican nomination to run in the Massachusetts special election for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by John Kerry.

Mass. Voters To Decide US Senate Primary Winners

Apr 30, 2013

Massachusetts voters are heading to the polls to decide which Republican and Democratic candidates will win their party primaries and go on to run in the state's second special U.S. Senate election in four years.

The race to fill the seat formerly held by Secretary of State John Kerry has been overshadowed by the Boston Marathon bombings. A light turnout is expected today.

The Republican candidates include former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and state Rep. Daniel Winslow.

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Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Stephen Lynch has canceled most public events on the eve of the primary election because he is ill.

U.S. Rep. Lynch's campaign says all public events have been canceled Monday except for a scheduled rally at the Iron Workers Hall in South Boston at 7 p.m.

Lynch is facing off against fellow U.S. Rep. Edward Markey in the Democratic primary on Tuesday.

State Rep. Daniel Winslow, businessman Gabriel Gomez and former U.S. attorney Michael Sullivan are squaring off in the Republican primary.

Bombing Shifts Mass. Senate Race Before Primaries

Apr 29, 2013
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The candidates in the Massachusetts special election to replace U.S. Senator John Kerry have been forced to walk a delicate balance as they court voters ahead of Tuesday's primary elections.

They suspended campaign activities for roughly a week after the Boston Marathon bombings, which took place 15 days before the Republican and Democratic primaries. After resuming campaigning, they have largely avoided the site of the attack out of sensitivity for victims.