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Dem Rep. Markey Wins US Senate Election

Screen Shot 2012-12-27 at 3.02.47 PMBy STEVE LeBLANC and BOB SALSBERG
Associated Press

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.

Markey vowed to avoid a repeat, bringing in President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton to campaign with him.

Gomez is a 47-year-old businessman. He was never able to raise the money he needed to beat Markey.

Kerry left the Senate to become U.S. secretary of state.

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  • seanjackman2

    WOW! Another socialist member of the two party system elected in to help Adolf Obama infringe on more of our rights and civil liberties. Great job Massachusett.

  • alphafox

    Another useless moron in office. Big sulfide, mass is full of idiots.

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  • TJ

    Well no suprise here Marky got lot of money out of state to win will fight for gun control big goverment

  • darkwave2013

    Even though I am pro-gun, I rather have Markey represent my state that reflects my values than that arrogant shill Gomez. Pro-environment, Pro-Choice, health care a RIGHT not a privilege, making sure our elderly are protected and end their days with dignity, and corporations start paying their fair share in taxes. Granted our state is not perfect but I’ll be damned if I let this state be dominated corporate interests. Especially when it comes to MY REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS! I may be a business owner now but at one time I was a homeless single mother. And I am GRATEFUL that I had help from this wonderful Commonwealth. Protect the helpless, the sick and the poor!!!!

  • darkwave2013

    Funny how white people had nothing nice to say about Markey.

  • darkwave2013

    And if you don’t like Massachusetts, please leave. Go away. Especially the non-voting complainers. This is what democracy look like. Get used to it.