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 Edges Gomez In WBUR Senate Poll

May 09, 2013
Gabriel Gomez, left, and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (WBUR file photos)

The poll suggests plenty of room for movement before Election Day on June 25.

New York Times Blogger Nate Silver Gives Markey Substantial Edge

May 07, 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)

The fundamentals favor the Democrat, an early forecast finds.

Among Gomez’s Challenges: Wrangling The GOP Base

May 06, 2013
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez speaks at an event in South Boston on April 4. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Observers have a much different view of the Republican Party rank-and-file than they did just weeks ago.

Mass. U.S. Senate Hopefuls Clash Over ‘People’s Pledge’

May 06, 2013
Gabriel Gomez, left, and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (WBUR file photos)

Edward Markey and Gabriel Gomez continue to squabble over the role of outside money and special interests in the campaign.

With Dueling Web Videos, A Battle To Define Gomez

May 06, 2013
Gomez video

The videos — the moderate, likable anti-politician vs. tool of the extreme right — offer a pretty good preview of what’s to come.

Poll Has Gomez Nipping At Markey’s Heels

May 03, 2013
Gabriel Gomez, left, and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (WBUR file photos)

In deep-blue Massachusetts, Democrat Ed Markey leads Republican Gabriel Gomez 44 to 40 percent, the poll found.

The People’s Pledge Becomes An Issue In Mass. Senate Race

May 03, 2013
Gabriel Gomez, left, and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (WBUR file photos)

With a watchdog group calling on Ed Markey and Gabriel Gomez to sign the pledge, Markey is on board if Gomez is.

Watchdog Group Calls For New ‘People’s Pledge’

May 02, 2013

A government watchdog group is calling on U.S. Senate candidates Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey to agree on a plan to limit outside spending.

Winslow Says He Will Run For Statewide Office Again

May 02, 2013
Dan Winslow (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The former U.S. Senate candidate declined to say which office he’ll seek.

Gomez, Markey Highlight Contrasts On 1st Post-Primary Day

May 01, 2013
Gabriel Gomez, left, and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (WBUR file photos)

Just hours past their primary victories, Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Ed Markey were already out hustling for votes in June.

Markey’s District Comes Through

May 01, 2013

Home cooking helped fuel his big win over U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch in the Democratic primary.

Political Newcomer Gomez Wins Republican Senate Primary

May 01, 2013
Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Gabriel Gomez celebrates with supporters after winning his primary bid. (Steven Senne/AP)

Gabriel Gomez’s challenge now is to beat a candidate backed by a party organization determined to make sure he does not repeat Scott Brown’s special election victory.

Veteran Congressman Markey Faces Newcomer Gomez In Special Senate Election

May 01, 2013
U.S. Senate candidate Ed Markey shakes hands with a supporter in Boston Tuesday as he celebrates winning the Democratic primary for the special U.S. Senate election. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Ed Markey was quick to praise his primary opponent, and quick to criticize the one he now faces in the special election in June.

Gaming Out The Markey-Gomez Contest

April 30, 2013
Gabriel Gomez, left, and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (WBUR file photos)

Now that Ed Markey and Gabriel Gomez have won their party primaries, we look ahead at their general election tussle.

Markey, Gomez Win Mass. U.S. Senate Primaries

April 30, 2013
Gabriel Gomez, left, and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (WBUR file photos)

Ed Markey has served in the U.S. House since 1976. Gabriel Gomez is a newcomer to politics.

A Sleepy Campaign Finally Wakes Up As Voters Head To Polls

April 30, 2013
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With a light turnout expected, it’s all about how the U.S. Senate candidates get their voters to the polls. Be prepared for some surprises.

Can Stephen Lynch Map Out An Upset Victory?

April 29, 2013
Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Stephen Lynch, on March 24 (Steven Senne/AP)

The South Boston Democrat will seek to take a page from Republican Scott Brown’s atlas.

U.S. Rep. Lynch Falls Ill On Eve Of Election

April 29, 2013

Lynch’s campaign says all public events have been canceled except for a scheduled rally at the Iron Workers Hall in South Boston.

Senate Candidates Make Final Campaign Push Ahead Of Primary

April 29, 2013

The candidates were still gingerly re-entering the race this weekend after the Boston Marathon bombings interrupted not just politics but life in Massachusetts.

Outside Spending In Mass. Sen. Race Tops $2.2M

April 27, 2013

By far the largest amount spent so far — nearly 84 percent — is supporting Democrat Edward Markey. The primary is Tuesday.

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