Ed Markey Wins Massachusetts Senate Race

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 9:03 am

Democrat Ed Markey will soon be the newest member of the United States Senate. As expected last night he won the Massachusetts special election to fill the remainder of Secretary of State John Kerry’s term. With 100 percent of precincts reporting Markey received 54.8 percent while his Republican opponent Gabriel Gomez got 44.8 percent. This [...]

MA Sen: Markey Heading to Victory

By: Monday June 24, 2013 1:58 pm

On the eve of the Massachusetts special Senate election to Replace John Kerry (D) things are looking very good for Democrats. The latest polls all find Democrat Rep. Ed Markey with a solid lead over Republican Gabriel Gomez. The final Suffolk University poll released today found Markey at 52 percent compared to Gomez at 42 [...]

MA Sen: Ed Markey’s Lead Grows

By: Friday May 24, 2013 12:54 pm

It looks likes Democrats will rather easily hold on to John Kerry’s old senate seat. Right after the primary Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez had a brief honeymoon period. Several polls found him only a few points behind Democrat Ed Markey, but since the general election campaign has started in earnest Markey’s lead has grown steadily. [...]

MA Sen: Two Polls Show Ed Markey With a Comfortable Lead

By: Thursday May 9, 2013 11:22 am

Right after the primary for the Massachusetts special Senate race a few polls found that Republican Gabriel Gomez within striking distance of Democratic Ed Markey, but new polling shows Markey with a much more comfortable lead. A new WBUR poll by MassINC Polling Group conducted over the weekend found Markey has an eight-point lead when [...]

Massachusetts Special Senate Race Is Surprisingly Close

By: Friday May 3, 2013 12:04 pm

Given the strong Democratic leanings of Massachusetts the special election to replace Sen. John Kerry should be a cakewalk for Democratic candidate Ed Markey, yet a new Public Policy Polling survey shows the race is within single digits. Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez is only four points behind Markey. From PPP: PPP’s first poll of the [...]

MA Sen: It Will Be Ed Markey Against Gabriel Gomez

By: Wednesday May 1, 2013 9:48 am

The Massachusetts special election to replace Sen. John Kerry will be between Democrat Rep. Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez. The two candidates easily won their respective party’s nominations in yesterday’s primary. On the Democratic side, Markey beat fellow House member Rep. Stephen Lynch by a margin of 57.4 percent to 42.6 percent. Markey has [...]

MA Sen: Stephen Lynch Will Challenge Ed Markey in Democratic Primary

By: Thursday January 31, 2013 11:16 am

The governor officially setting the Massachusetts special Senate election for June 25th has spurred Rep. Stephen Lynch (D) to finally make a decision. Today Lynch announced that he will run in the special election to replace John Kerry, launching his campaign with a Youtube video asking for volunteers. The video highlights his working class background [...]

MA Sen: Scott Brown Would Start With a Large Lead if He Chooses to Run

By: Friday January 25, 2013 4:09 pm

It is possible that President Obama has handed Republicans a Senate seat by nominating Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) to be Secretary of State. If former Senator Scott Brown (R) decides to run in the special election he would start off with a large lead over the likely Democratic nominee Ed Markey, according to a new [...]

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