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

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)

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)

“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

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

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)

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)

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
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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

Send us a photo of what your polling center looks like by tweeting us, or posting it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #masselection.

A Snapshot Of Key Issues In The Gomez-Markey Race

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

Here’s a snapshot of the candidates’ positions on key issues in the race to fill the seat formerly held by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Senate Candidates Make Final Push For Votes

June 25, 2013

State officials expect low turnout, but the two candidates did their best Monday to drum up last-minute support.

Markey’s Top Legislative Accomplishment, Largely Unexamined In Senate Race, Yields Mixed Results

June 24, 2013
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (Steven Senne/AP File)

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Historically Low Turnout Expected In Senate Election

June 24, 2013

Officials expect about 37 percent turnout, which would be the state’s lowest participation in any U.S. Senate election in modern times.

Gomez, Markey Make Final Voter Pitches

June 24, 2013

Getting supporters to the polls will be key in an election that is expected to have historically low voter turnout.

2 Senate Campaigns, 2 Completely Different Feels

June 24, 2013

With the special election Tuesday, the candidates for the U.S. Senate have one more day to energize their supporters. The two campaigns have completely different feels.

Gomez, Markey Make Final Campaign Push

June 23, 2013

Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez kept up a busy schedule in the final weekend before the June 25 special election for the U.S. Senate.

Gomez Begins Final Campaign Push

June 21, 2013

On the trail Friday, Gomez talked about senior benefits, the NSA surveillance programs and how he learned to speak English.

Markey Campaign Shifts Focus To Voter Turnout

June 21, 2013

This is the part of an election campaign where the message hands the keys over to the machinery. It’s about getting out the vote you’ve got.

Boston And The Metropolitan Revolution

June 21, 2013

A Q&A with Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution, who argues that cities are driving innovation, while Washington flounders.

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