Skip to comments.Markey, Gomez advance to Mass. special election showdown
Posted on 04/30/2013 6:44:02 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Massachusetts Rep. Edward J. Markey won the Democratic nomination for Secretary of State John Kerrys old Senate seat Tuesday, advancing to summer special election campaign against Republican Gabriel Gomez which the Democrat will be heavily favored to win.
With 60 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press called the race for Markey, who led Rep. Stephen F. Lynch 57 percent to 43 percent.
Three years after Massachusetts Democrats nominated Attorney General Martha Coakley, a flawed candidate who was upset by Republican Scott Brown in the race for late Sen. Ted Kennedys seat, Democratic leaders sought to clear the field early for Markey, the liberal dean of the states congressional delegation. Both Kerry and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee backed him from day one.
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Gomez semmed to have more money than the other two. I wonder who gave him all that media money? Gomez definately had the more expensive slick media campaign so I guess that is why he one. Another Scott Brown, unfortunately.
If Coakley was flawed, how in hell did this faux Indian get elected?
For those unfamiliar with him Markey is about the most vile,despicable biped to have ever drawn breath.He’ll win this easily and he will make those who truly love this nation *long* for the days of Ted Kennedy.Yes,he’s *that* bad.
He’s a rabid environmentalist.
This race now reminds me of the old South Park election episode where the choice was between the giant douche and the turd sandwich.
Here in MA, we are screwed, this time even worse than usual. Still waiting on a political enema.......
Goodie. A Stalinist Democrat vs. a Socialist Democrat running as a Republican. Just like the Presidential election. Gee whiz, who will win ?
He’s worse than Brown as far I can tell from his website. I’d take Brown over him in a heartbeat, the only major difference is Brown could have won.
Bad choice MA primary voters.
>>>>>>”Gabriel Gomez is the kind of results-oriented leader who will bring a never say die attitude and spirit of service to the Senate on behalf of the Bay State,” National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Jerry Moran of Kansas said in a statement.<<<<<<<<<
Jerry missed his true calling as a used car salesman.
I’m surprised Gomez won the GOP primary, he had little funding and the heavily backed preferred candidate of the Republican establishment was former acting ATF director and former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan. Still, I imagine it’s not as embarrassing as the recent special election in IL-2 when the GOP establishment candidate falsely promoted as the “lone Republican candidate” for Jesse Jackson Jr’s vacant seat (Lenny McAllister) came in a very distant third in the GOP primary.
Looking at the numbers from the primary, I think Gomez is DOA in the general election, and not much of a Republican anyway. He’s pretty much a worthless RINO turd that talks out of both sides of his mouth.
If I was living in Mass. I’d probably still vote for him if he had a snowball’s chance in hell of beating Markley and was polling competitively, but as things stand I would recommending casting a protest vote for Jack E. Robinson (Ted Kennedy’s former GOP opponent who is apparently now running as an Independent)
Looking at the numbers from the primary, I think Gomez is DOA in the general election, and not much of a Republican anyway. He's pretty much a worthless RINO turd that talks out of both sides of his mouth.
If I was living in Mass. I'd probably still vote for him if he had a snowball's chance in hell of beating Markley and was polling competitively, but as things stand I would recommend casting a protest vote for Jack E. Robinson (Ted Kennedy's former GOP opponent who is apparently now running as an Independent)
A freeper in post 3 believes Gomez was well funded.
And IIRC Auh2orepublican said people were pimping him as a conservative, one quick check of his issue positions is all you need to disabuse you of that notion.
Sounds like he’s a damn liar, basically.
I don’t know about protest vote for Jack E. Robinson though, sounds like he is also a social liberal. He’s for faggotry and calls himself a progressive Republican, there is a youtube video from his primary run against Brown where I guess he ran to the left of Brown.
His use of his middle initial is an obvious ploy for votes, and he did so poorly against Kennedy that he really should not run for anything again, ever. And he doesn’t even a have a website to confirm his views. Everything about him screams loser.
Loose lips sink ships.
Yeah, some supposed Tea Party folks were claiming that Gomez was the “grassroots conservative” in the race, but in reality he supports federal and state recognition of same-sex “marriage,” wouldn’t oppose taxpayer funding of abortion, and donated to Obama’s campaign. I think by “grassroots” they meant that he’s never been elected to any office, and by “conservative” they mean that ... well, actually, I have no idea what they mean by that. I guess that saying that “we need to slash government spending,” with nothing to back that up, is enough for some folks to consider an Obama-supporting social liberal to be a “conservative.” And, yes, he was well financed, raising quite a bit of money late in the campaign and airing a lot more ads than his primary opponents (including the more conservative Sullivan).
Gomez is a turd sandwich, far, far worse than Scott Brown (who compiled the least bad voting record for a Massachusetts Senator in at least 65 years). Would he be preferable to Markey? Of course—I’m sure Gomez will cast a good vote once in a while, while Markey never will (even when Markey does something with which I agree, such as expanding Daylight Savings Time, he screws up by making it start way too early in March instead of just having added the last week in March and the first week of November). But unless Gomez explains exactly how he is different from a typical Democrat, I wouldn’t lift a finger for him.
As for Jack E. Robinson, he’s a liberal “Republican” gadfly whose only political value is running for offices for which no Republican will bother to file. I don’t think that he’s even worthy of a protest vote—that would be like refusing to cast one’s vote for Romney in the presidential general election and voting for Lincoln Chafee instead.
Right, experience at winning elections and governing is like the worst thing ever. If only Gomez was a realtor (no spell check, I refuse to capitalize that) he'd be perfect.
I’m certainly not going to belittle Gomez’s experience or credentials—he’s a former Navy SEAL and a Harvard MBA—but being a political novice is not exactly a net positive when running for the U.S. Senate, particularly in rough terrain for a Republican such as Massachusetts. I mean, Gomez’s background is no more impressive than that of Alaska’s Joe Miller (who was a decorated combat veteran during the Persian Gulf War, a graduate of Yale Law School and a former federal magistrate judge), but at least Miller is an actual conservative, and even in a conservative state such as Alaska his lack of political experience led him to blow the general election against a freaking write-in RINO.
I voted for the “most” conservative candidate IMO that was running: Stephen Lynch
I don’t like Gomez at all. Begging Gov. Denial for the interim appointment and of course, bowing at the alter of Obama are mortal sins. Will I vote for him vs. Markey? Nope. I’m done voting this year.
AuH2O: Great analogies and comparisons.
p.s. Sports fans: If you get a chance, watch the 30 for 30, “Elway to Marino”. EXCELLENT!
PING to 18.
did Brown assess that he couldn’t beat Markey cuz Markey is not fruit loopie like Martha? Plus the surprise factor is gone.
Gomez beat the liberal GOPer, Sullivan. 55 to 30 to 15 for Winslow (the more conservative)
I cannot confirm those numbers.
Jack Robinson is so liberal it was painful to listen to him. big gay marriage guy.
thanks. Go Lynch
Weird that some people saw him as the "grassroots conservative" choice. I guess by Massachusetts standards he's conservative, but Gomez' positions are to the left of both Scott Brown and Michael Sullivan.
I didn't know Jack E. Robinson is a big gay marriage guy now. He probably "evolved" on the issue as well, I remember when he ran against Ted Kennedy about 10 years ago, and he sounded fairly decent back then ("whatever Ted Kennedy is for, I'm against")
I'd probably still cast a protest vote, if there's anyone at least semi-decent on the ballot against Markey and Gomez.
Polls show Brown could have won, he lead Markey. Wussed out? But talks of running in NH? Bizarre. Despite being a more Republican state by a mile I’d surely say he has much less of a chance carpetbagging there and winning.
So Winslow, the state Rep., he was the most conservative? I didn’t even bother to look into him. I didn’t figure there were any in the General Court.
Jack E. seems like a bigger d-bag than Gomez, if I were to support a d-bag it would be the one who would get 40% rather than one that will get 1%, there is also a Libertarian on the ballot, Fishman, I think he’s run before.
And Lynch can go, to hell. Is he gonna challenge Markey in the primary for the full term next year?
Who cares...Mass is a useless state full of useless morons.
Right, anyone that uses the term “settled law” shouldn’t be making laws.
No law is settled.
Meant to ping you to #24.
Gomez got 51%, Sullivan 36%, and Winslow 13%.
On the Jackass side, Malarkey beat Lynch 57.4% to 42.6%.
I voted for Sullivan in the primary. I thought about voting for Winslow, but he, like Gomez, had a history of contributing to Donks. Plus, he looked like the last-place guy going in, so it seemed wiser to back Sullivan.
I'll be voting for Gomez in the general, even if it means Malarkey will still be my Congresscritter if Gomez wins (not likely). On the optimistic side, maybe Malarkey will retire out of depression if he loses.
Is there someone from the Constitution Party running?