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Gabriel Gomez Wins Massachusetts GOP Senate Primary

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By STEVE LeBLANC and BOB SALSBERG, The Associated Press

BOSTON -- Businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez has won the Republican nomination to run in Massachusetts' special election for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by John Kerry.

Unofficial returns show Gomez defeating former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and state Rep. Daniel Winslow in Tuesday's primary.

In the June 25 special election, Gomez will face the winner of the Democratic primary between U.S. Reps. Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey.

Gomez is a newcomer to politics. He's the son of Colombian immigrants and learned English in kindergarten. He became a Navy pilot and SEAL, earned an MBA at Harvard and launched a private equity career.

Kerry resigned from the Senate to become U.S. secretary of state.

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