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Tue Apr 30, 2013, 09:35 PM

Ed Markey Wins Massachusetts Democratic Senate Primary

Last edited Tue Apr 30, 2013, 10:34 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: HuffPo

BOSTON -- Businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez and veteran U.S. Rep. Edward Markey will face each other in a special election in Massachusetts for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by John Kerry.

Unofficial returns show Markey won the Democratic nomination in a primary on Tuesday and Gomez won the Republican nod.

Markey defeated fellow U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch. Gomez won a three-way primary against former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and state Rep. Daniel Winslow.

Markey has served in the U.S. House since 1976 and is the dean of the state's congressional delegation. He had the early backing of Kerry, who resigned from the Senate to become U.S. secretary of state.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/30/ed-markey-wins_n_3189362.html



The Special Election will be June 25th.

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Edited to add the primary numbers...

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Gomez garnered 88,325, or 51 percent of the votes, compared with 62,848 votes, or 36 percent, for former US attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and 22,830, or 13 percent, for state Representative Daniel B. Winslow, with 95 percent of precincts reporting.

Markey received 293,273, or 57 percent of the votes, compared with 217,174 votes, or 43 percent, for his opponent, US Representative Stephen F. Lynch, with 95 percent of precincts reporting.

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http://boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/04/30/three-democrats-two-republicans-compete-special-senate-primary/NZVqJxD6hBFeo4X264aLcJ/story.html

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Reply Ed Markey Wins Massachusetts Democratic Senate Primary (Original post)
Tx4obama Apr 2013 OP
Tx4obama Apr 2013 #1
FailureToCommunicate Apr 2013 #2
Cha Apr 2013 #5
FailureToCommunicate Apr 2013 #11
Cha Apr 2013 #12
FailureToCommunicate May 2013 #18
No Vested Interest Apr 2013 #3
Tx4obama Apr 2013 #4
cloudythescribbler Apr 2013 #6
Tx4obama Apr 2013 #8
Tx4obama Apr 2013 #7
No Vested Interest Apr 2013 #10
sheshe2 May 2013 #13
cloudythescribbler May 2013 #17
Tx4obama Apr 2013 #9
sheshe2 May 2013 #14
Tx4obama May 2013 #15
sheshe2 May 2013 #16
madokie May 2013 #19

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 09:37 PM

1. BIO links below

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Democratic candidate: Ed Markey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Markey

Republican candidate: Gabriel Gomez: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_E._Gomez

Independent: Richard Heos (no bio on Wiki)



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 09:44 PM

2. We did it! (Not that the results were too much in doubt) Link to numbers also

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 10:04 PM

5. Congrats to you all, FailureToCommunicate and to us,

too! Out here in other states..

Thanks for the pic and the link.. "58%" Yay.. I take it that's Mrs Markey?

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 10:54 PM

11. Yes, that is his wife Dr. Susan Blumenthal

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 11:02 PM

12. Thank you! And, a Rear Admiral.. wow..

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Wed May 1, 2013, 07:27 AM

18. Yes! They are quite the power couple...



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 09:44 PM

3. Numbers, please

I didn't see any voting numbers in the HuffPo article.
I realize the primary numbers will be different from a regular election, but would find them interesting.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 09:53 PM

4. I haven't seen any numbers yet. A link to an AP article below

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 10:17 PM

6. I looked w/a google search as of 10:13 and couldn't find them

I would be very interested in the numbers and turnout of both parties

offyear offseason elections are so unpredictable you can't be sure Markey will win June 25 even though he is well known and liberal and more in tune with most of the state's residents. After that creep Scott Brown pulled an upset, I'm always nervous about these elections

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Response to cloudythescribbler (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 10:32 PM

8. See Comment #7

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 10:31 PM

7. Here are the NUMBERS, below


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Gomez garnered 88,325, or 51 percent of the votes, compared with 62,848 votes, or 36 percent, for former US attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and 22,830, or 13 percent, for state Representative Daniel B. Winslow, with 95 percent of precincts reporting.

Markey received 293,273, or 57 percent of the votes, compared with 217,174 votes, or 43 percent, for his opponent, US Representative Stephen F. Lynch, with 95 percent of precincts reporting.

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http://boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/04/30/three-democrats-two-republicans-compete-special-senate-primary/NZVqJxD6hBFeo4X264aLcJ/story.html



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 10:39 PM

10. Thanks! I like the numbers!

I had the feeling they would run about as this reveals.
About 3 to 1 Dem to Repub.
Sounds good.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #10)

Wed May 1, 2013, 12:04 AM

13. True Blue Boston!

We love our State!

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #10)

Wed May 1, 2013, 05:00 AM

17. but beware all -- off-season election turnout is unpredictable

my prediction is that the united GOP here in MA will get lots of money, from out of state especially, to bolster their candidacy

turnout for june 25 is anyone's guess (students in boston area and elsewhere are on vacation) and we DON'T want another creepy "great guy" like Scott Brown in there

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 10:38 PM

9. And here's a link to a Markey/'Lynch' DEM map

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 12:08 AM

14. I have my, I voted sticker!

Thanks, Tx, we did it.

Next step, Gomez.

Yea Boston!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #14)

Wed May 1, 2013, 12:12 AM

15. Congratulations! :)


I've got my fingers and toes crossed for Markey



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #15)

Wed May 1, 2013, 12:22 AM

16. Markey!

We will say no to that young whippersnapper!

MA thanks TX for it's support!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 07:34 AM

19. I really really really like Ed Markey

He has always been on the right side of every issue that is dear to my heart. What little I get to read of him all the way over here in fly over land that is. I like the guy, I trust him. I want him to win this one so bad. He and Elizabeth will be good for the people of Massachusetts as well as the 99% of the rest of us.

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