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U.S. Senate Race in Massachusetts
05 May 2013

U.S. Senate Race in Massachusetts

Rep. Ed Markey on Tuesday won the Democratic Party’s nomination for Senate in Massachusetts in a special-election primary,” National Journal reports. Markey, 66, who has served in the House since 1976, now faces Republican Gabriel Gomez in the June 25 general election.  The Boston Globe reports that Markey, “enters the special election as the favorite to fill the vacated seat of former Sen. John Kerry.” FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GABRIEL GOMEZ, “(1) He’s a decorated Navy SEAL, (2) He’s the son of Colombian immigrants; (3) He’s a millionaire who has partially self-funded his campaign; (4) He ran this year’s Boston Marathon; and (5) He’s got connections to Team Romney.”

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