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Republican Gomez Concedes in US Senate Race


GomezBOSTON (AP) — Republican Gabriel Gomez has conceded the Massachusetts special U.S. Senate race to Democrat Edward Markey.

Gomez told a crowd of supporters gathered at a Boston hotel Tuesday that he has called Markey to congratulate him on the win.

Gomez, a former private equity investor and ex-Navy SEAL, said he waged the campaign with honor and integrity but was massively outspent by Democrats in the short, five-month contest.

He said he was a better person as a result of the campaign and believed Markey would be a better senator having gone through the election.

Gomez also said that he hadn’t memorized his concession speech because he didn’t think he would have to deliver it. He became emotional at times as he thanked his wife and four children.

Markey will fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s resignation.