Republican David Jolly won Tuesday's special election for an open House seat in Florida over Democrat Alex Sink, a former chief financial officer for the state and a 2010 candidate for governor. Jolly, a lobbyist and one-time congressional staffer, is succeeding his former boss, the late Bill Young, a 43-year House veteran and Republican. Young died in October of last year, opening up the St. Petersburg-area 13th district for the first time in decades.Read more
Kevin Faulconer, a Republican city councilman, won Tuesday's special election for mayor of San Diego. Faulconer defeated Democrat and fellow councilman David Alvarez in the race to fill the seat held by Democrat Bob Filner, who resigned his position last year amid numerous sexual assault allegations and ahead of criminal charges.Read more
Cory Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark, has defeated Republican Steve Lonegan in New Jersey's special election for the U.S. Senate Wednesday night. The Associated Press called the race for Booker just after 9:30 pm.
With 58 percent of precincts reporting, Booker leads Lonegan in the vote, 56 percent to 43 percent.Read more
Democratic congressman Ed Markey won Tuesday's special election for the Senate in Massachusetts, defeating Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez. The Associated Press reports:
BREAKING: Longtime Democratic Rep. Edward Markey wins US Senate election in Mass. to replace John Kerry.— The Associated Press (@AP) June 26, 2013
In the final poll from Suffolk University before Tuesday's special election, Democratic congressman Ed Markey leads Republican Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts by 10 points. In the survey of 500 likely voters at the end of last week, 52 percent support Markey while 42 percent support Gomez. Here's more:Read more
Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate in the June 25 special election for Senate in Massachusetts, has a new television ad featuring quotations from his recent debate with Democrat Ed Markey.
"You've had thirty-seven years down in the Congress to get something done, and that's why people are tired of D.C.," Gomez told Markey. Gomez criticized Markey and Congress for not passing immigration reform or entitlement reform.Read more
With 9 days left before the June 25 special election for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, Democrat Ed Markey maintains a significant lead. The latest poll from the Boston Globe shows Markey, a longtime House member, ahead of Republican Gabriel Gomez by 15 points. Here's more from the Globe's analysis, which portends trouble for Gomez:Read more
A new poll from Suffolk University finds Democratic congressman Ed Markey with a seven-point lead ahead of this month's special election for the U.S. Senate in Massachsuetts. In a survey of 500 likely voters, Markey received 48 percent support, while his Republican opponent, businessman and retired Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez, received 41 percent support.Read more
A Republican polling firm has found that the Massachusetts special election for the U.S. Senate is in a dead heat. Democrat Ed Markey, the longtime congressman, leads Republican and first-time candidate Gabriel Gomez by just a point. According to McLaughlin and Associates, a firm that often works for Republican candidates, 45 percent of likely voters in Massachusetts support Markey, while 44 percent support Gomez and 11 percent remain undecided. The election is on June 25.Read more
Chris Christie said he doesn't know and doesn't care what the cost of the New Jersey special election will be:Read more
Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey, his party's nominee for Senate in next month's special election, asked a former House colleague not to show up to a fundraiser in Washington, D.C. earlier this week. A Markey staff member reportedly called Ben Jones, a former Democratic congressman from Georgia who also starred as Cooter in the television show The Dukes of Hazzard, to disinvite him from a fundraiser.Read more
It's been a roller coaster of a special election in South Carolina's First Congressional District, and about 24 hours before the polls close, the race for the House seat once held by Senator Tim Scott looks to be a close one.Read more
The special election campaign for Senate in Massachusetts is only a few days old, but it's already looking close. A new PPP poll shows Democrat Ed Markey leading his Republican opponent, Gabriel Gomez, by only four points. Here's more from PPP:
PPP's first poll of the general election in the Massachusetts Senate special finds a close race, with Ed Markey leading Gabriel Gomez by a 44-40 margin.Read more
Ed Markey, the 19-term Democratic representative and dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, will face political newcomer Gabriel Gomez, a Republican, in next month's special election for the U.S. Senate.
In the primary elections held Tuesday, Markey handily defeated rival congressman Stephen Lynch for the Democratic nomination to succeed fellow Democrat John Kerry, who resigned from the Senate upon being confirmed for secretary of state. The 66-year-old liberal Democrat from Malden has held a significant lead in the polls over any GOP challenger.Read more
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez, a Republican, announced Tuesday he would be entering the U.S. Senate special election to fill the seat of Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry. In a video posted on his campaign website, Gomez begins by announcing in Spanish before continuing in English. "I spent my career as a Navy SEAL and as a businessman right here in Boston," he says. "I'm not a politician, so I'll have a very different kind of campaign." Watch the video below:Read more
Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina, will run for the House of Representatives, sources close to Sanford confirm. He will try to win election to the seat formerly held by Tim Scott.
Sanford, a Republican who held the House seat himself from 1995 to 2001, will announce his intention to run early next week, ahead of the January 18 filing deadline. The special election to succeed Scott, who was appointed to the Senate by Governor Nikki Haley last month, will take place on May 7, with a GOP primary being held on March 19.Read more
The special election to fill the last six months of Gabrielle Giffords’s term in the Eighth Congressional District of Arizona is rapidly approaching. Although the race looks close, no one can say that the candidates are neck and neck. At 6’8”, Republican Jesse Kelly stands head and shoulders above most people—not just his opponent, former Giffords staffer Ron Barber.Read more
In yesterday's special election for Congress in Nevada, Republican Mark Amodei trounced Democrat Kate Marshall in the Second Congressional District. Amodei received 58 percent of the vote, while Marshall received only 36 percent. The Las Vegas Sun has more:
Republican Mark Amodei chalked up a crushing victory in Tuesday’s special election for U.S. Sen. Dean Heller’s old House seat, routing Democrat Kate Marshall by 22 percentage points.Read more
Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind announced earlier this week that he was crossing party lines to endorse Republican Bob Turner in the New York special election. Hikind, an Orthodox Jew who has been outspoken against the White Houses's Israel policy, appeared in person with Turner this morning at a campaign event, saying voters in the district have the opportunity "to send a powerful message to the White House." That message, though, isn't just about Israel.Read more
What a difference a month makes. Republican Bob Turner has a six-point lead in the latest Siena poll over Democrat David Weprin in the New York Ninth Congressional District special election. Fifty percent of the likely voters polled said they would vote for Turner in next Tuesday's election, which is being held to replace the scandal-ridden former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner.Read more
The latest poll from the surprisingly contentious special election in New York's Ninth Congressional District shows Republican Bob Turner with a small lead over Democrat David Weprin. Magellan Strategies, a firm associated with Republican political candidates, surveyed 2,055 likely voters for next week's election.Read more
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