Markey, Gomez Win Mass. US Senate Primaries

Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 09:15 PM

 

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Businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez and veteran U.S. Rep. Edward Markey will face each other in a special election in Massachusetts for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by John Kerry.

Unofficial returns show Markey won the Democratic nomination in a primary on Tuesday and Gomez won the Republican nod.

Markey defeated fellow U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch. Gomez won a three-way primary against former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and state Rep. Daniel Winslow.

Markey has served in the U.S. House since 1976 and is the dean of the state's congressional delegation. He had the early backing of Kerry, who resigned from the Senate to become U.S. secretary of state.

Gomez is a newcomer to politics.

The June 25 special election will be the state's second for the U.S. Senate in four years.

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