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: We Must Protect Against ‘Unnecessary Trampling’ Of Privacy Rights

June 11, 2013

BOSTON — Bob Oakes sat down with Markey to gauge his thoughts on the Senate contest that appears closer than many had predicted. But first, the conversation turned to the controversy surrounding phone and Internet data mining by the US government.

WBUR Poll Suggests Gomez Struggling To Catch Markey

June 11, 2013
Republican Gabriel Gomez, left, and Democrat Edward Markey during a U.S. Senate candidates debate (Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe/AP, Pool)

With two weeks to go in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate election, the Democrat holds a steady, small lead.

Markey, Gomez Differ On Foreign Policy

June 09, 2013

BOSTON — But the two candidates for U.S. Senate also appear to share some core philosophies when it comes to America’s role on the global stage.

On Surveillance, Gomez Gives NSA Benefit Of Doubt; Markey More Critical

June 07, 2013
Gabriel Gomez speaks to the press in Copley Square as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani listens, Thursday, June 6, 2013. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — The two Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidates have different reactions to revelations about the NSA’s phone- and Internet-records collection.

New Poll Suggests Women Souring On Gomez

June 06, 2013
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — Last month, women had a favorable view of the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. But his standing has slipped considerably.

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

June 06, 2013

BOSTON — Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Ed Markey clashed Wednesday night over health care, national security, guns and more.

Analysis: Senate Debate Injects New Energy Into Race, But May Not Shift It

June 05, 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 — U.S. Senate hopefuls Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Ed Markey sparred on guns and the Democrat’s record.

Obama To Visit Boston Next Week For Markey

June 04, 2013

BOSTON — A spokesman for Markey said he could not yet confirm details of the presidential visit.

With Debate Looming, Markey And Gomez Try Out Messages

June 04, 2013
Gabriel Gomez, left, and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (WBUR file photos)

BOSTON — The Democrat unveils a new ad attacking his opponent on guns, abortion and Social Security.

Senate Hopeful Gabriel Gomez Distances Himself From GOP

June 04, 2013

BOSTON — Democrat Ed Markey is trying to link his rival Gabriel Gomez to the national Republican Party, while Gomez promises to stand out from the GOP.

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