2013 Special Senate Election

Stories about the special U.S. Senate election for the seat vacated by John Kerry when he was confirmed as secretary of state.

Gomez, Still Mulling Another Campaign, Addresses National Republicans

August 15, 2013

BOSTON — If Gabriel Gomez runs again, he’s going to need more financial support from national Republicans. Wednesday night he addressed that base at the RNC summer meeting in Boston.

After 37 Years In House, Markey Moves To Senate

July 17, 2013
Sen. Edward Markey takes a ceremonial oath of office in Washington Tuesday following his official swearing in earlier in the Senate Chamber. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

WASHINGTON — Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren are the most junior Massachusetts delegation since 1789, when the Senate first convened.

Markey Celebrates Mass. U.S. Senate Victory

June 26, 2013
Sen. Edward Markey (WBUR File)

MEDFORD, Mass. — “I feel great. It was a tremendous victory,” Edward Markey said the day after beating Republican Gabriel Gomez.

Markey Declares Victory In Mass. U.S. Senate Race

June 26, 2013

BOSTON — Tuesday’s election was in strong contrast to the last special Senate election here three years ago, when state Democrats were delivered an embarrassing blow by Republican Scott Brown.

Gomez Hints We Will See Him Again

June 26, 2013

BOSTON — In his concession speech Tuesday night, Republican Gabriel Gomez said he was proud of his first major political bid and hinted that we will see him in public life again.

Markey Defeats Gomez In U.S. Senate Campaign

June 25, 2013
Sen. Edward Markey (WBUR File)

BOSTON — The Malden Democrat, who has spent decades working on energy and environmental issues in the House, will move to the upper chamber.

In A Senate Race That Once Seemed Fluid, Traditional Allegiances Took Hold

June 25, 2013
Rep. Ed Markey campaigned at Cafe on the Common in Waltham Sunday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

BOSTON — Polling data suggests voters’ views hardened over the course of the campaign pitting Democrat Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez.

Map: Town-By-Town Special U.S. Senate Election Results

June 25, 2013

How did your town vote? See full returns from the special U.S. Senate election.

How It Unfolded: Markey Wins Senate Election

June 25, 2013
Gabriel Gomez, left, and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (WBUR file photos)

Longtime Democratic Congressman Edward Markey has defeated Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez in the special U.S. Senate election to fill the seat formerly held by John Kerry.

Photos: Mass. Votes In U.S. Senate Special Election

June 25, 2013

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