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Rep. Edward Markey wins John Kerry's Senate seat in Massachusetts
Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/25/2013 | By Michael A. Memoli

Posted on 06/25/2013 7:44:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Massachusetts voters elevated a veteran congressman to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, choosing longtime Democratic Rep. Edward J. Markey to fill John F. Kerry’s unexpired term.

With 82% of precincts reporting, Markey held an 8-percentage-point lead over Republican Gabriel Gomez, and the Associated Press declared him the winner. Markey will serve 17 months; the seat will be on the ballot again in November 2014.

The race to replace Kerry, who resigned Feb. 1 to become U.S. secretary of State, began with the lessons of another Massachusetts special election fresh in both parties' minds. But the prospect of another upset fizzled after a campaign in which Democrats left little to chance and Republicans lacked the galvanizing issue that "Obamacare" proved to be in the 2010 race won by Scott Brown.

"The lesson from Scott Brown’s accidental win in 2010 was that Democrats must never take a race for granted," said Guy Cecil, executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. "Democrats came together at the local and national level, and executed a campaign plan to ensure victory."

This election failed to generate much interest. The state’s chief elections officer projected a record low turnout, with just over a third of 4.3 million registered voters expected to cast ballots. That would be more than 600,000 fewer than in the January 2010 special election prompted by the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: johnkerry; markey; massachusetts
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1 posted on 06/25/2013 7:44:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Shocker. You can’t out liberal a liberal.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 7:45:42 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank God a RINO didn’t win.


3 posted on 06/25/2013 7:46:09 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now Mass. has two absolute retard Senators for life.


4 posted on 06/25/2013 7:46:42 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

That headline wouldn’t have been as funny prior to Barry Soetoro’s “evolution”.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 7:47:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: headstamp 2
Now Mass. has two absolute retard Senators for life.

To go along with all of their retarded voters.

6 posted on 06/25/2013 7:47:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Libtards vote for a libtard... another shocking demonstration of diversity.


7 posted on 06/25/2013 7:53:18 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Big surprise.


8 posted on 06/25/2013 7:54:04 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe if they hadn’t nominated the chairman of Republicans for Obama, they might have had a fighting chance.


9 posted on 06/25/2013 7:55:15 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

He would spend 17 months voting with the Democrats on judges and amnesty.

Obamacare is not getting repealed by an extra RINO vote.


10 posted on 06/25/2013 8:05:21 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ConservativeInPA
Thank God a RINO didn’t win.

Boy, you are right about that. Much better than an avowed Communist won.

11 posted on 06/25/2013 8:08:40 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: SeekAndFind

Good.

Now maybe those Masshole RINO orgs will stop spamming me to death. “Unsubscribe” from one and two more take its place.

(Anyone *else* make the mistake of donating to Scott Brown a few years ago? Or am I the only fool?)


12 posted on 06/25/2013 8:10:13 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: dfwgator

13 posted on 06/25/2013 8:12:06 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: SeekAndFind

So, next up will be a special election to fill Markey’s seat, as he vacates his House seat to move to the Senate???

I wonder how long it will take Markey to be sworn in to the Senate by Harry Reid and his boys. There were unusual delays with seating Scott Brown after his special election.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 8:14:11 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: dfwgator

Ain’t it the truth...


15 posted on 06/25/2013 8:17:02 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Well of course he wins. It is mass-a-chews-butts. Where everything happened a long time ago and doesn’t make any difference anyway at this point.


16 posted on 06/25/2013 8:17:51 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Nope. I did it and regret it still.


17 posted on 06/25/2013 8:22:03 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gabriel, you threw the remnants of any principles you had out the window for nothing.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 8:22:05 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: centurion316

>> Much better than an avowed Communist won.

http://www.wbur.org/2013/06/04/gomez-republican-party

Gomez says if elected he wants to help his party by moving it in five new ways.

“I’m going to help [the Republican Party] appeal to all Americans, as opposed to the privileged few. I’m going to help them with gay marriage, I’m pro-gay-marriage. I’m a green Republican, I believe in climate change. I’m going to get more of them to come over on my side,” Gomez said. “I believe in immigration reform, I’m going to get more of my Republican counterparts to come along with me. And I believe in gun control and expanded background checks.”

Markey... Gomez... seriously, at this point, what difference does it make?


19 posted on 06/25/2013 8:22:27 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here is quote from brainiac who vote for him and why she voted against Markey’s opposition.

“In Cambridge, Lori Berenson, 51, said she voted for Markey mainly because she was skeptical of one of Gomez’s main campaign pitches: his request for just 17 months in office.

“He thinks in 17 months he’s going to accomplish what Markey hasn’t done in 37 years?” she said.

So she knows Markey has not been able to do anything with a lifetime in office but she voted for him anyway.

Stupid is as Stupid votes.


20 posted on 06/25/2013 8:24:03 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan
Another way of saying Markey is more likely to be pro-abortion and pro-woman issues than Gomez. Many Massachusetts women are borderline insane.
21 posted on 06/25/2013 8:25:46 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Many Massachusetts women are borderline insane.

Borderline?

22 posted on 06/25/2013 8:30:22 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Nervous Tick
Does Global Warming cause more homosexuals to come out of the woodwork?

And now my attempt to win the Latino vote: ¿No es maricón verde este Gomez si mismo?

23 posted on 06/25/2013 8:42:57 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ("Obama" The Movie. Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica." .)
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To: SeekAndFind

They run an Hispanic and still can’t win. Yet they think if they give more Mexican/democrats amnesty they’ll get their votes.


24 posted on 06/25/2013 8:44:23 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: SeekAndFind

(yawn)


25 posted on 06/25/2013 8:44:59 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SeekAndFind

I know the people of MA must be as thrilled as they were the night John F. Kerry was first elected in 1984.


26 posted on 06/25/2013 8:45:06 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: SeekAndFind
This election failed to generate much interest. The state’s chief elections officer projected a record low turnout, with just over a third of 4.3 million registered voters expected to cast ballots.

Imagine if there had been somebody in the race conservatives could vote for?
Or even somebody Republicans could vote for?

27 posted on 06/25/2013 8:46:47 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SeekAndFind

Another dope whose voice is enough to drive me out of the TV room...


28 posted on 06/25/2013 8:47:05 PM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil. -- Thomas Paine)
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To: dfwgator

John Adams would have understood how MA would turn out politically. He would have been aghast, but he would have easily predicted the nature of the people there.


29 posted on 06/25/2013 8:47:43 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Nervous Tick

How does a SEAL believe in gun control and background checks?


30 posted on 06/25/2013 8:48:47 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Right. It will depend on the, uhhh, “crap” that Harry wants to push through the Senate in the next few weeks...


31 posted on 06/25/2013 8:49:52 PM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil. -- Thomas Paine)
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To: funfan

I see that every day in NYC.

It’s actually kinda scary...


32 posted on 06/25/2013 8:51:23 PM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil. -- Thomas Paine)
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To: Lancey Howard

It’s 91 degrees out...Markey only won in the busing districts.


33 posted on 06/25/2013 8:51:41 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: ConservativeInPA

I completely agree....it doesn’t really make a difference....


34 posted on 06/25/2013 8:54:38 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: SeekAndFind

MASSholes.


35 posted on 06/25/2013 8:54:52 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Nervous Tick
(Anyone *else* make the mistake of donating to Scott Brown a few years ago? Or am I the only fool?)

We got one critical Mengelecare vote out of Brown (yes, Mengelecare could have been even worse) and that was worth the effort. Brown was a gamble from the beginning, and he quickly exposed himself as a loser. Instead of riding conservative principles to a senate career, Brown ran scared from the Boston Globe and went squishy and - - surprise, surprise - - the people who elected him the first time around stayed home when they saw what an unprincipled coward he was. That wasn't the fault of those who took the gamble.

Look at all the people Rubio has thrown under the bus. A lot of people had high hopes for that assclown, too.

36 posted on 06/25/2013 8:59:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: facedown
How often does incest-pregnancy happen? It seems that every race this topic is raised. the world is crumbling but incest-rape seems to take center stage in every election now.

Gomez has said he is “personally pro-life,” but wouldn’t attempt to change abortion law, calling Roe vs. Wade “settled law,” in an interview with the Boston Globe. He accepts exemptions like rape, incest or danger to the life of the mother, but none of that seemed to matter in the face of ads and stump speeches that painted Gomez as an extremist.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/06/ed-markey-beats-gabriel-gomez-in-massachusetts-senate-race/

37 posted on 06/25/2013 9:06:19 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: SeekAndFind
Stupidchusetts pulls the levers once again for a Commie.

I want a divorce...

38 posted on 06/25/2013 9:07:58 PM PDT by Gritty (Our Government is erecting a panopticon state that sees everything, regulates everything-Mark Steyn)
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To: Lancey Howard

I’ve had disdain for Rubio from day one, and it was because of his fingers: you can tell he’s never changed a bicycle chain, cranked a wrench, cleared a brush.. I know it seems shallow but I judge a man by his hands.

Rubio has had someone do everything for him all his life.


39 posted on 06/25/2013 9:09:35 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: rlmorel

DItto.

I did have the pleasure of writing to gomez’ campaign chair telling him to shove it up his obama.


40 posted on 06/25/2013 10:33:30 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe if they’d have run an actual conservative, then they would have won.

It’s not really a choice when you have two liberals.


41 posted on 06/25/2013 10:39:37 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: SeekAndFind

...so now MA is represented by a black woman and a guy who sounds like Donald Duck...


42 posted on 06/25/2013 10:41:15 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Got one too, just unsubscribed immediate from the “we need your eminent support for our RINO Gomez” right after I received it! Didn’t have anymore trouble.


43 posted on 06/25/2013 10:41:46 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: Lancey Howard
"Look at all the people Rubio has thrown under the bus. A lot of people had high hopes for that assclown, too. "

How can you talk about Señor Rubio like that?


44 posted on 06/25/2013 10:51:46 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Lancey Howard

Gomez started off squishier than Brown ended up.

Gomez was advocating a $10/hour national minimum wage!


45 posted on 06/25/2013 10:53:54 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: fieldmarshaldj

DJ, by how many years did Markey break the record for most years in the House before being elected to the Senate? Markey spent over 36.5 years in the House.


46 posted on 06/25/2013 11:55:44 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The dems were caught a bit unaware in 2009 with the election of Brown. They made sure to undo that last November and last night. For a repub of any shade to win in MA is a once-in-a-generation event. For a region that has such an honored place in the historical annals of the birth of this country, it sure went whacko with its politics.


47 posted on 06/26/2013 2:24:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

*2010


48 posted on 06/26/2013 2:29:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Nervous Tick

“Good.

Now maybe those Masshole RINO orgs will stop spamming me to death. “Unsubscribe” from one and two more take its place.

(Anyone *else* make the mistake of donating to Scott Brown a few years ago? Or am I the only fool?)”

I’ve had the same problem. I try to unsubscribe, and they won’t stop sending me email.


49 posted on 06/26/2013 5:16:05 AM PDT by Jordo
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To: Lancey Howard

>> We got one critical Mengelecare vote out of Brown (yes, Mengelecare could have been even worse) and that was worth the effort.

Agree. I’m not really sorry I threw the guy $25 or whatever it was.

But I AM really sorry I didn’t have sense enough to use a throwaway email address. :-(


50 posted on 06/26/2013 6:16:04 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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