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Massachusetts Special Election

Dem Bests GOP Rival In Massachusetts Special Election

AP | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

BY STEVE LEBLANC, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON (AP) — Democrat Katherine Clark easily defeated three opponents Tuesday to win a vacant congression...

Candidates Make Final Appeal In Race To Replace Markey

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — The candidates seeking to fill Edward Markey's old seat in the U.S. House are making their final appeals to voters in the Massachusett...

Amanda Terkel

Carl Sciortino, Gay Congressional Candidate, Picks Up Big Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Progressive Change Campaign Committee endorsed Carl Sciortino Jr. on Wednesday, singling him out of a field of seven Democrats vying...

New Era of 'Open Debates' Begins In Elizabeth Warren's Backyard

Adam Green | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Adam Green

Open Debates will be a game changer in our political process -- ensuring that questions get asked that the public actually cares about. What starts in Massachusetts will hopefully become the norm for local, state, congressional, and even presidential debates in the future.

Big Win Moves Democrats Beyond Scott Brown's Ghost

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

MEDFORD, Mass. — Democrat Edward Markey, who's served 37 years in the U.S. House, is preparing to make the leap to the Senate after winning Mass...

Jason Linkins

Ed Markey Makes Closing Argument

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

According to the folks at HuffPost Pollster, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is currently ahead in all polls, with our polling average putting him a shade un...

GOP Slow To Embrace Massachusetts Republican

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Massachusetts Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez's credentials would seem to fit the gold standard for the new breed of mass-appeal Republi...

Scott Brown Campaigning For GOP Senate Hopeful

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

After passing on the chance to return to the Senate and keeping a low profile during the special election race in Massachusetts, former Sen. Scott Bro...

Paul Blumenthal

New Super PAC Backs Gomez In Massachusetts

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A recently founded super PAC called Americans for Progressive Action is launching a six-figure ad buy to support Republican candidate Ga...

Obama Gives Ed Markey Big Boost

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

BY STEVE PEOPLES AND JOSH LEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Barack Obama is working to boost the candidacy of Senate hopeful Ed Markey, call...

Obama Returns To Campaign Trail For Dem Candidate

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama travels to Massachusetts on Wednesday to offer a boost to U....

Obama Value To Dems Unclear Amid Controversies

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

BY STEVE PEOPLES AND JOSH LEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — Pressing ahead on a pledge to work harder to help elect Democrats in his second...

Obama, National Democrats Wade Into Special Election

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Fearful of another surprise Republican victory, Democrats are pouring money into the Massachusetts Senate race to succeed John Kerry an...

Poll Shows Good News For Dem In Senate Race

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

By Scott Malone June 5 (Reuters) - Veteran Democratic Congressman Ed Markey has extended his lead over Republican Gabriel Gomez in the...

Warren Doubles Goal In McConnell Challenge

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

A fundraising push by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on behalf of Massachusetts Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) more than doubled a goal se...

GOP Candidate Unleashes False Attack On Opponent

FactCheck.org | D’Angelo Gore | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Republican Gabriel Gomez falsely claims his opponent in the Massachusetts Senate race bla...

Conservatives Skeptical Of GOP Candidate's Chances

AP | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

BY STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez is on his own — at least for now. National Republican allies,...

Voters Deciding Candidates For Big Fight

Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

By BOB SALSBERG AND STEVE LEBLANC, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — Massachusetts voters on Tuesday will decide Tuesday which Republican and Democra...

Attacks Derail Contentious Senate Race

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- Even before the explosions, polling suggested that Massachusetts voters weren't excited about the looming special election to replace former...

Polls Point One Way In Massachusetts Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey continues to lead fellow Rep. Stephen Lynch in Massachusetts' Democratic primary to fill John Kerry's vacated Senate seat, recent polli...

Poll: Ed Markey Takes The Lead

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is in an advantageous position over Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) in the Democratic primary for a Massachusetts special Senate...

Openly Gay Lawmaker Announces Early Bid For Ed Markey's Seat

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts state Rep. Carl Sciortino (D) posted an announcement on his Facebook page Friday, stating his intention to run for U.S. Rep. Edward Mark...

Scott Brown In Talks With Fox News

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has been in talks with Fox News regarding a possible role as a contributor to the network, Politico's Mike Allen con...

Another Republican Says No To Contentious Race

AP | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld says he will not run in the special election to succeed John Kerry in the U.S. Senate. The Repu...

Luke Johnson

Patrick Names Senate Replacement

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) on Wednesday appointed William "Mo" Cowan to the Senate seat vacated by newly confirmed Secretary o...