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.

Menino Endorses Markey In Mass. U.S. Senate Race

May 24, 2013

BOSTON — Mayor Thomas Menino wields a potent political organization in Boston that could help Markey’s get-out-the-vote effort in the June 25 election.

Markey Woos Lynch Voters, But Many Resist

May 24, 2013
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ed Markey campaigns in West Roxbury. (Fred Thys/WBUR)

BOSTON — Both Ed Markey and Gabriel Gomez are courting Stephen Lynch primary voters, and they are up for grabs.

Environmental Group To Spend In Mass. Election

May 23, 2013

BOSTON — Californian environmental activists are descending on Boston in an effort to prevent Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez from winning the seat.

Fact Check: Gomez Claim On Markey’s Effectiveness Doesn’t Hold Up

May 22, 2013
Massachusetts Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Gabriel Gomez repeated a claim, during a Monday appearance with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, that his Democratic opponent U.S. Rep. Edward Markey hasn't sponsored a bill in the last 20 years that became law. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

BOSTON — The Republican U.S. Senate candidate says his Democratic opponent hasn’t sponsored a single bill in 20 years that became law.

U.S. Senate Race In Mass. Focuses On 9/11 Resolutions

May 21, 2013

BOSTON — Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey continued to clash over votes Markey cast against two resolutions honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

What’s The National View Of Gomez-Markey Race?

May 21, 2013

BOSTON — National Republicans acknowledge Gabriel Gomez is a longshot against Democrat Ed Markey, according to Politico’s James Hohmann.

Gomez Campaign Walks Back McCain’s Statements On National GOP Support

May 20, 2013

BOSTON — A little hot water for a politician who likes talking to reporters.

With McCain At His Side, Gomez Does A Delicate Dance On Marathon Bombings

May 20, 2013
Massachusetts Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Gabriel Gomez repeated a claim, during a Monday appearance with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, that his Democratic opponent U.S. Rep. Edward Markey hasn't sponsored a bill in the last 20 years that became law. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

On Monday, Gabriel Gomez launched his first extended national security attack on his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Edward Markey.

Sen. McCain Attends Rally For Senate Hopeful Gomez

May 20, 2013
Massachusetts Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Gabriel Gomez repeated a claim, during a Monday appearance with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, that his Democratic opponent U.S. Rep. Edward Markey hasn't sponsored a bill in the last 20 years that became law. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

The Arizona Republican told a rally in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood that Gomez represents the “the next generation of leadership in this country.”

Washington Scandals Intrude On Mass. Special Senate Race

May 19, 2013

BOSTON — The troubles could make it harder for Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez to turn the focus of the race back to jobs, the economy and the budget.

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