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.

Markey Stays On Message At Events In Canton, New Bedford and Brookline

June 21, 2013

BOSTON — Markey followed the recipe that frontrunners are supposed to whip up again and again. Stay on message and don’t give your opponent any opportunities.

Republican Senate Hopeful Gomez Runs, From Scituate To Cohasset

June 21, 2013

SCITUATE, Mass. — About 20 supporters met Gomez in Scituate before the Senate hopeful ran three miles up the road to his hometown, Cohasset.

Poll: Markey Opens Lead Over Gomez In Senate Race

June 20, 2013

BOSTON — The UMass Lowell-Boston Herald poll found 56 percent of those responding favored Markey compared with 36 percent supporting Gomez. Seven percent were undecided.

Markey Reports Malden Address On Tax Returns

June 19, 2013

BOSTON — Markey had previously released the tax returns to reporters, but his home address had been redacted.

Labor Makes Its First Foray Into Race To Succeed Markey

June 19, 2013

BOSTON — Organized labor makes its first foray into the campaign. But observers say they expect unions to split over the race.

Markey And Gomez Make It Lively For Their Last Debate

June 19, 2013

BOSTON — BOSTON — U.S. Senate hopefuls, Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez, are heading into the final week of the campaign. The two candidates faced off Tuesday night for their last broadcast debate, a lively back-and-forth hosted by a media consortium that included WBUR. The two candidates were asked about Edward Snowden, a former National […]

Markey, Gomez Clash In Final U.S. Senate Debate

June 18, 2013
This photo provided by WGBH shows U.S. Senate candidates, Republican Gabriel Gomez, left, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, right before a debate moderated by R.D. Sahl, center, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at WGBH studios in Boston. (AP Photo/WGBH, Meredith Nierman)

BOSTON — The candidates aggressively pursued their closing arguments Tuesday night.

Watch Live: Markey And Gomez Face Off In Final Senate Debate

June 18, 2013

U.S. Senate hopefuls, Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez, debate for the last time before the special election on June 25.

Media Tracking Firm: Democrats Outspending Republicans In Senate TV War

June 17, 2013
Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Ed Markey shook hands before their first debate in the race for U.S. Senate. (Shoshana Salzberg for WBUR)

BOSTON — The imbalance on the airwaves is emblematic of a larger disparity in campaign spending in the race between Edward Markey and Gabriel Gomez.

Q&A: Markey, Gomez On Fishing Industry, Immigration, Sequester, More

June 17, 2013
Gabriel Gomez, left, and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (WBUR file photos)

Where does Ed Markey stand on amending the sequester? What about Gabriel Gomez on immigration reform? Here are the Senate candidates’ responses to nine policy-based questions.

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