2012 Mass. Senate Race

Stories about the Brown-Warren Senate election in 2012.

Gabriel Gomez Loses: Why Scott Brown May Be Partly To Blame

June 26, 2013
Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, lost his bid against Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, who won the special election and will take the seat vacated by John Kerry. John Sivolella offers six key takeaways from the race. (Charles Krupa/AP)

That, and 5 other key takeaways from the U.S. Special Senate Election.

Gabriel Gomez: Vote For Me Because I'm An Independent Thinker

June 21, 2013
Editor's note: Massachusetts voters go to the polls on Tuesday, June 25, to pick a new U.S. senator. As a service to our audience, we invited both candidates to present their best case for why they should be elected. Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez makes his case here. A link to his opponent's counterpoint can be found below.  In this photo, Gomez makes a point during a debate with Democratic Congressman Edward Markey, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in the studios of WGBY in Springfield, Mass. (Dave Roback/AP, Pool)

I’m running for Senate because Washington badly needs change, and I’m the only candidate in this race who can bring it.

Edward Markey: Vote For Me Because I'll Work To Preserve The American Dream

June 21, 2013
Editor's note: Massachusetts voters go to the polls on Tuesday, June 25, to pick a new U.S. senator. As a service to our audience, we invited both candidates to present their best case for why they should be elected. Democratic candidate Edward Markey makes his case here. A link to his opponent's counterpoint can be found below. In this photo, Markey gestures during a campaign rally attended by President Barack Obama on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Boston. (Evan Vucci/AP)

This election is about who will best address the most pressing issues we face here in the Commonwealth and in our country.

Gomez, Markey Debate 'Painful To Watch'

June 06, 2013
Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez, left, and Democrat Edward Markey clashed in their first U.S. Senate debate on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in Brighton. (Yoon S. Byun/ AP Pool)

The first U.S. Senate debate between Gabriel Gomez and Ed Markey was largely lacking in zingers and, well, in unscripted passion.

State Of The Senate Race: Measuring The Odds For Gomez

May 09, 2013
This panel of 2013 file photos show Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, left, and Republican Gabriel Gomez, right, candidates for U.S. Senate in the June 24, 2013 special election, being held to fill the seat vacated when John Kerry was appointed as secretary of state. (AP)

Republican Gabriel Gomez is waging a steep uphill battle against veteran Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey. However, many voters consider Gomez’s newcomer status a “a breath of fresh air” in a polluted political climate.

Why You Really Have No Excuse Not To Vote In The Special Senate Primary

April 29, 2013
A voter casts his ballot on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in Hardwick, Vt. (Toby Talbot/AP)

Turnout in Tuesday’s special senate primary will probably be low — almost no one is used to voting in April. But by rights this election should be a door-buster.

It’s Been A Bad Week For Stephen Lynch

March 07, 2013
Don't count him out though, says Chris Keohan. The congressman has made a habit of beating the odds -- especially when it comes to special elections. In this photo, Rep. Lynch at the WBUR studios, March 4, 2013. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Don’t count him out, though. Lynch has made a habit of beating the odds — especially when it comes to special elections.

GOP Should Reject Inappropriate ‘People’s Pledge’

February 25, 2013
John Sivolella: The pledge is an obvious tactic by Rep. Stephen Lynch, left, and Rep. Ed Markey to put the inexperienced Republican campaigns back on their heels early in the abbreviated special electon. (AP)

The pledge is an obvious tactic by the Democratic machine to put the Republican campaigns back on their heels early in the abbreviated campaign.

Sen. Warren Sworn-In Again

January 05, 2013
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan administers the oath of office to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as Warren's husband, Bruce Mann, holds a bible during a re-enactment of Warren's Senate swearing-in ceremony at Roxbury Community College Saturday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren held a reception and ceremonial swearing-in Saturday afternoon at Roxbury Community College.

Elizabeth Warren Sworn In As First Female Senator From Mass.

January 04, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden administers the oath of office to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who’s accompanied by her husband, Bruce Mann, during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill Thursday. (Cliff Owen/AP)

WASHINGTON — It was an ebullient Elizabeth Warren who appeared Thursday. Gone was the weariness from the long months of the campaign.

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