9:25 PM, Jun 25, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democratic congressman Ed Markey won Tuesday's special election for the Senate in Massachusetts, defeating Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez. The Associated Press reports:
12:27 PM, Jun 24, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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:
8:02 AM, Jun 20, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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.
"You're running against me."11:59 AM, Jun 19, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
News reports from the final debate between Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez conclude that Gomez, a first-time candidate and self-styled "new kind of Republican," delivered a strong performance.
But is Gomez out yet?5:01 PM, Jun 17, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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:
But signs of opportunity for Gomez?10:21 PM, Jun 12, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll on the Massachusetts special election for U.S. Senate shows Democrat Ed Markey with a 12-point lead over Republican Gabriel Gomez, with 49 percent supporting Markey and 37 percent supporting Gomez.
8:01 AM, Jun 8, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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.
6:10 PM, Jun 1, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Can Republicans win another special election for Senate in Massachusetts? More than three years after Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy's old seat in an upset, fellow Republican Gabriel Gomez may have a shot of doing the same. The Cook Political Report has moved Gomez's race against Democratic congressman Ed Markey from "leaning Democrat" to "toss up" in its latest analysis of this month's special election for John Kerry's former seat.
4:09 PM, May 29, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Off the top of his head, Democratic Senate candidate Ed Markey of Massachusetts can't think of a tax increase proposed by his party that he's opposed. Speaking to reporters, Markey, a longtime member of the House of Representatives, couldn't say if he'd voted against an income tax increase.
"Are there areas where you've broken with your party leadership where they've pushed for some kind of tax increase and you've said no?" a reporter asked Markey.
"I'm sorry, excuse me?" Markey responded.
Gabriel Gomez, Massachusetts Republican.May 27, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 35 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Gabriel Gomez is an ambitious guy. In January, with Massachusetts senator John Kerry all but certain to be confirmed as secretary of state, the 47-year-old Gomez wrote a letter to Governor Deval Patrick. Between Kerry’s resignation and the special election to fill his seat in the Senate, Patrick, a Democrat, would need to nominate a temporary replacement. Though a lifelong Republican, Gomez tried to appeal to Patrick’s sense of bipartisanship and asked the governor to choose him.
3:35 PM, May 16, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez continues to poll within single digits of his opponent, Democratic congressman Ed Markey, in the special election for Senate in Massachusetts. According to a new poll from PPP, first reported by BuzzFeed, Markey leads Gomez, a political newcomer, by 7 points, 48 percent to 41 percent.
As BuzzFeed points out, Markey may be shoring up the Democratic vote after a divisive Democratic primary:
"Fold it four ways and put it where the sun don't shine."11:16 AM, May 16, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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.
1:16 PM, May 6, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate for Senate in Massachusetts's special election next month, has released his first ad. The spot is a biographical introduction for the political newcomer, a collection of snippets from Gomez's GOP primary victory speech last week and TV news reports about his candidacy.
"An aircraft carrier pilot, a Navy SEAL, Harvard business school grad," explains one newscaster in the ad.
"A new kind of Republican," says another. Watch the ad below: