Skip to comments.Rep. Edward Markey wins John Kerry's Senate seat in Massachusetts
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. Kerrys 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 Browns 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 states 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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Shocker. You can’t out liberal a liberal.
Thank God a RINO didn’t win.
Now Mass. has two absolute retard Senators for life.
That headline wouldn’t have been as funny prior to Barry Soetoro’s “evolution”.
To go along with all of their retarded voters.
Libtards vote for a libtard... another shocking demonstration of diversity.
Maybe if they hadn’t nominated the chairman of Republicans for Obama, they might have had a fighting chance.
He would spend 17 months voting with the Democrats on judges and amnesty.
Obamacare is not getting repealed by an extra RINO vote.
Boy, you are right about that. Much better than an avowed Communist won.
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?)
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.
Ain’t it the truth...
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.
Nope. I did it and regret it still.
Gabriel, you threw the remnants of any principles you had out the window for nothing.
>> Much better than an avowed Communist won.
Gomez says if elected he wants to help his party by moving it in five new ways.
Im going to help [the Republican Party] appeal to all Americans, as opposed to the privileged few. Im going to help them with gay marriage, Im pro-gay-marriage. Im a green Republican, I believe in climate change. Im going to get more of them to come over on my side, Gomez said. I believe in immigration reform, Im 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?
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.
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