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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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.

Gomez, Markey Spar On Gun Control Ad

May 17, 2013

Republican Gabriel Gomez lashed out at Democratic Rep. Edward Markey for alluding to Newtown in a new TV ad that criticized Gomez’s gun stance.

Gabriel Gomez Touts Newcomer Status In U.S. Senate Race

May 17, 2013
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez (Elise Amendola/AP)

The former Navy SEAL and private equity investor from Cohasset talks about what he, as an outsider, could bring to Congress, and some key issues in the race.

Gomez Faces Barrage Of Questions — And Has Questions For Markey

May 16, 2013
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez (Elise Amendola/AP)

At a press conference Thursday, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez faced questions about his position on abortion and a tax break he received for his home.

Markey Leads Gomez In New Poll

May 16, 2013

The survey, commissioned by the League of Conservation Voters, is the third to suggest the Democrat has a small lead.

Gomez Faces Hard Task of Winning Over Latino Voters

May 15, 2013
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez speaks at an event in South Boston on April 4. (Elise Amendola/AP)

One pollster says Republican Gabriel Gomez would need 28 percent of the Latino vote to win — double Scott Brown’s margin in 2012.

With Race Emerging As Fault Line In Senate Race, Census Data Points To Persistently High White Voter Turnout In Mass.

May 13, 2013

Even as the minority share of the Massachusetts electorate hit a historic high last fall.

Environmentalists Vow To Elect Markey

May 12, 2013

For many environmental advocates, the most pressing issue is the fate of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which Democratic Rep. Ed Markey opposes but Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez supports.

Trust: Gomez Restricted Right To Alter Home By Donating Easement, Deserves Tax Deduction

May 11, 2013
Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez campaigns in Lawrence on Thursday, May 9, 2013. (Fred Thys/WBUR)

Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez owns a home in a local historic district, which limits how the changes he can make to it.

Weighing The People’s Pledge As Campaign Issue

May 09, 2013
"We are entering a brave new world and just as we have rules of the road, we now need rules of the sky,” said U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (Steven Senne/AP File)

A new poll finds that 71 percent of voters think the “People’s Pledge,” which aims to limit campaign spending from outside groups, is “very important” or “somewhat important.”

On The Ball Fields Of Savin Hill, A Snapshot Of Where The Senate Race Stands

May 09, 2013

Our new poll finds Ed Markey with a single-digit lead over Gabriel Gomez. We speak with votes about the race.

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