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)

BOSTON — 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)

BOSTON — 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)

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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)

BOSTON — 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)

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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)

BOSTON — 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)

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

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