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LIVE THREAD. Massachusetts Special Election for Senate
6-25-2013

Posted on 06/25/2013 5:39:36 PM PDT by BAW

Edited on 06/25/2013 6:13:38 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

And we're off. With 21% of the precinct vote in, Republican Gomez leads Democrat Markey 52.7% to 46.9%.

Go here for results as the votes are counted ( Town by town results):

Boston.Com


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 113th; election; gabrielgomez; ma; markey; news; notbreakingnews; senate; vanity
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1 posted on 06/25/2013 5:39:36 PM PDT by BAW
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To: BAW

With all the other stuff I didn’t know this was tonight.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 5:41:37 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: BAW

Bump


3 posted on 06/25/2013 5:42:09 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: BAW

Is our guy a RINO or a conservative?


4 posted on 06/25/2013 5:42:35 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

RINO deluxe.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 5:43:29 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: BAW

So if Markey wins tonight we know the people in MA are a bunch of socialists. If Gomez wins tonight we know the people in MA are a bunch of socialists.


6 posted on 06/25/2013 5:43:48 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: gorush

RINO to the Nth degree


7 posted on 06/25/2013 5:43:48 PM PDT by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: BAW

28% in. Rep Gomez 50.6% Dem Markey 49.0%


8 posted on 06/25/2013 5:44:16 PM PDT by BAW (NSA.is reading this.)
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To: onyx

Figured as much. Thanks.


9 posted on 06/25/2013 5:44:24 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: BAW

And the winner is....

LIBERALISM!


10 posted on 06/25/2013 5:44:37 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: ConservativeInPA

Look at this one..

Your mouth may or may not drop..

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3035626/posts


11 posted on 06/25/2013 5:44:37 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: gorush

He’s from Massachusetts... take a guess.

As much as the denizens of Free Republic will bray like whipped mules that this guy is a RINO, a conservative CANNOT win in Massachusetts. Its not going to happen. So take your pick.... RINO or Democrat?


12 posted on 06/25/2013 5:44:42 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Norm Lenhart

And the loser... EVERYONE!


13 posted on 06/25/2013 5:45:02 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: onyx

“RINO deluxe.”

Yes, he is. Heard him speak, think it was Hannity, anyway, he sounded like a Dem big time. I thought he should change parties right now.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 5:45:41 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: gorush

All of the conservatives in Massachusetts live in New Hampshire. Gomez is a RINO, but Markey is a flaming, dripping red, lunatic communists. But tonight, whatever the outcome, many freepers will come out in favor of Markey because they cannot abide RINOs. It’s a bizarre notion, a sickness that does not infect Democrats. As long as they win, they don’t care what you think.


15 posted on 06/25/2013 5:46:57 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: BAW

Ah, yes. The “Republican” who is pro-amnesty, pro-fag marriage, and pro-gun control.

I hope the creep loses.


16 posted on 06/25/2013 5:47:02 PM PDT by greene66
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To: ConservativeMan55; KC_Lion

Yup. Well, the Post Apocalyptic video game “Fallout 4” is going to take place in Boston so I guess it fits...


17 posted on 06/25/2013 5:47:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: centurion316

Amazing how wrong the founders were when they said it’s better to have an enemy at your front than in your ranks. Just amazing.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 5:48:39 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: centurion316

I agree with your post.

At Least...in a contest where NO conservative can win, maybe a “republican rino” can once in awhile add a vote to our side.


19 posted on 06/25/2013 5:49:20 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: centurion316

Those Freepers you refer to must believe that only a conservative has a shot of actually improving things. They may also be sick of “victorious republicans” selling them down the progressive river. Or maybe not.


20 posted on 06/25/2013 5:49:39 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: bigdaddy45

“RINO or Democrat”

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What’s the difference?


21 posted on 06/25/2013 5:49:42 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: gorush

it will be just like the last cheat...Lynn, Salem, Lowell , Lawrence , Revere, Chelsea,
Boston + environs, Worcester and Western MA where the “Smith college” lunatics live.
Take your pick.. low voter turnout..it’s hot! 105% turnout in these districts.


22 posted on 06/25/2013 5:49:51 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Yea...like immigration for example.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 5:49:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: BAW

If Gomez loses, does that mean the Eight Gangbanger’s amnesty is in trouble? Massachusetts isn’t ready for a non-white guy Senator.


24 posted on 06/25/2013 5:51:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Not drop. But I had to swallow what was coming up.


25 posted on 06/25/2013 5:52:25 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: BAW

I’d feel dirty going on that whack job site , no thanks I’ll see updates here.


26 posted on 06/25/2013 5:52:34 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: BAW

Markey now slightly ahead and looks like he will win something like 52-48.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 5:56:00 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: BAW

The little I’ve read on this race, the RINO is way behind in the polls.


28 posted on 06/25/2013 5:56:19 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: gorush

So, Markey is a better choice?


29 posted on 06/25/2013 5:56:23 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: staytrue
Markey now slightly ahead and looks like he will win something like 52-48. That will make many Freepers happy. It's a strange world.
30 posted on 06/25/2013 5:58:24 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: BAW

http://www.boston.com/news/special/politics/2013/senate/mass-us-senate-results-2013.html


31 posted on 06/25/2013 5:59:04 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: centurion316

So the founders were wrong? Yes or no.

Liberalism isn’t a choice. It’s a problem.


32 posted on 06/25/2013 6:00:00 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: centurion316
But tonight, whatever the outcome, many freepers will come out in favor of Markey because they cannot abide RINOs. It’s a bizarre notion, a sickness that does not infect Democrats. As long as they win, they don’t care what you think.

That's because the Democrats know how to keep everyone on the same page. The GOP elects people who will stab our side in the back repeatedly. They may elect a conservative Democrat here and there, but By God, that person will vote the party line 100% of the time it is needed. Why waste an effort to elect a Scott Brown or one of the Maine sisters when they undercut the conservative bills at every turn? Frankly I couldn't care less who wins this one. If Gomez wins, that's better, but not by much. He's immediately vote with the Dems repeatedly in a feudal attempt to win in reelection in 16 months.

33 posted on 06/25/2013 6:00:50 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: centurion316

In the long run, it probably doesn’t make much difference.


34 posted on 06/25/2013 6:01:42 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: ilgipper

Yup and cause even more damage to the right.


35 posted on 06/25/2013 6:01:46 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: centurion316
There are some of us that have principles. True liberals in office allows for the demise our nation at a much faster rate. With their election we can have a reset to our government much sooner. RINOs only slow it down. I want my children to live at least part of their lives in a free nation. So I will vote for the extreme minority conservative out of principle, if available. I will not vote at all when there is a another Bush, Romney, McCain or Dole running for office.

To be completely clear, if Jeb Bush was running in the next election and Obama was allowed to run, I would not vote for either.

36 posted on 06/25/2013 6:02:02 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They have a Native American woman Senator in the other seat, Warren. She’s white as a ghost but claimed to be a Cherokee from Oklahoma. She said it was in her high cheek bones. No joke, sadly.


37 posted on 06/25/2013 6:04:01 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Wrong question.

How many votes does it take to control the Senate? 60. So, how many times do you think that Markey will vote to help you get to 60? Zero. How many times will Gomez vote to help you get to 60? More than zero depending on how much pressure you can put on him, how and where you can scratch his back, and any number of other factors. Bottom line is that political control is a numbers game and you need to know how to play it. Those who don’t know how are called losers.


38 posted on 06/25/2013 6:04:39 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: gorush

You expected more from Massachusetts than a RINO? That will always be the best you could achieve in Kennedyville.


39 posted on 06/25/2013 6:04:55 PM PDT by kempster
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To: centurion316

Just stop ducking and answer the question. Were the founders wrong that it is better to have an enemy before you than in your ranks or not?

Or are you good with ever more liberalism in the ‘opposition’ party?


40 posted on 06/25/2013 6:06:11 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: gorush

Gomez sounds like a RINO, but he is also a former SEAL. I have enormous respect for our military who choose to expose themselves to the rigors of running for public office.


41 posted on 06/25/2013 6:07:03 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: gorush

Yeah, this one won’t be close. The RAT will win but it doesn’t really matter.


42 posted on 06/25/2013 6:08:39 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: fatnotlazy

Nothing.


43 posted on 06/25/2013 6:09:23 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: ConservativeInPA
True liberals in office allows for the demise our nation at a much faster rate. With their election we can have a reset to our government much sooner.

That is one of the most illogical statements that I have ever read on Free Republic. Read each sentence separately. What do you think you are saying? How are you going to reset after you have met your demise. Amazing, but your thinking has become quite common here.

44 posted on 06/25/2013 6:09:34 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: greene66

I don’t like RINO’s but I will take them any day over someone like Markey.


45 posted on 06/25/2013 6:10:15 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: patriotsblood

I respect the military too. But A lib is a lib. Seal or no. Look at McCain. Should his service have excused the damage he has done to America?


46 posted on 06/25/2013 6:10:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: patriotsblood

—— Gomez sounds like a RINO, but he is also a former SEAL. I have enormous respect for our military who choose to expose themselves to the rigors of running for public office.-——

I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see it with my own eyes, but he comes across like a used car salesman. It’s incongruous, but true.This guy is much worse than Scott Brown, but still better than Market.


47 posted on 06/25/2013 6:11:13 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: centurion316

How did the Founders reset after the Revolution?


48 posted on 06/25/2013 6:11:14 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: cornfedcowboy

Then should you be upset when they vote with the Dems?


49 posted on 06/25/2013 6:12:32 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: centurion316

Looks like it is over. Markey wins.


50 posted on 06/25/2013 6:13:47 PM PDT by staytrue
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