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     June 25, 2013 U.S. Senate (Special)                                      

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+Ed Markey (D) i
645,429
54.80%
Gabriel Gomez (R)
525,307
44.60%
Richard A. Heos (TV) 4,550
0.39%
All Others
2,504
0.21%

1,177,790

Ballots cast (including 1,991 blanks):  1,179,781.

Plurality:  120,122 votes (10.20 percentage points)

 MA  Secretary of the Commonwealth




Notes:  Sen. John Kerry (D) resigned effective Feb. 1, 2013 to take up the position of secretary of state in the Obama administration.  Earlier, on Jan. 28 ,Mass. Secretary of State William Galvin announced the dates of the special election to fill the seat as Apr. 30 and June 25.  On Feb. 1 Gov. Deval Patrick (D) appointed his former chief of staff William "Mo" Cowan (D) to serve as interim Senator.  

In the Apr. 30 Democratic primary, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey defeated Rep. Stephen F. Lynch by 57.3% to 42.4% out of 544,339 total votes cast.  Markey had started out as an attorney and was elected to the Massachusetts House; he was first elected to Congress in a 1976 special election and re-elected 19 times by comfortable margins (his lowest share of the vote was 62%).  In the Republican primary Gabriel Gomez, a political newcomer, private equity investor and former Navy SEAL,won by 50.7% to 35.9% for Michael J. Sullivan , a former U.S. Attorney, and 13.0% for state Rep. Daniel B. Winslow out of 189,775 total votes cast.

Markey and Gomez debated three times: on June 5 at WBZ studios in Boston (>); on June 11 at WGBY studios in Springfield (>); and on June 18 at WGBH studios in Boston (>).


Campaign Managers:
Ed Markey:  Sarah Benzing
(reported Jan. 12, 2013) 
Campaign manager on Friends of Sherrod Brown, Feb. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Campaign manager on Gillibrand for Senate, Aug. 2009-Dec. 2010.  Chief of staff to Rep. Braley, Jan. 2007-July 2009.  Campaign manager on Braley for Congress, Feb.-Dec. 2006.  Field director on Tim Kaine for Governor, Mar. 2005-Jan. 2006.  Ohio voter contact director for America Coming Together, Nov. 2004-Nov. 2004.  Iowa Caucus/field director on Bob Graham's campaign for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, announced May 1, 2003 served through end of the campaign in October.  Canvass/field director for the IDP's 2002 Coordinated Campaign; worked for the Iowa Democratic Party, June 2001-Dec. 2002.  Organizer for AFSCME in Gainesville, FL, Jan.-June 2001.  Regional director in Waterloo for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2020.  Field coordinator for Butler, Bremer, Franklin, Grundy and Hardin counties on Al Gore's 2000 Iowa caucus campaign, then in Olympia, WA, Sept. 1999-Apr. 2000.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of Northern Iowa, 2000.  Native of Neola, Iowa.

Gabriel Gomez:  Jill Neunaber
(Feb. 2013)  Iowa state manager on Romney's general election campaign, Apr.-Nov. 2012; one of two deputy state directors on Romney's NH primary campaign, May 2011-Jan. 2012.  Northeast regional Victory director at the RNC, Sept.-Nov. 2010.  Political director on the Ovide Lamontagne for U.S. Senate campaign (NH), Jan.-Sept. 2010.  Special projects at the RNC, Sept.-Nov. 2009.  Staff assistant to Sen. Johnny Isakson (GA), Apr. 2008-Sept. 2009.  A regional field director on the Romney for President Iowa caucus campaign, 2007-08.  Undergraduate degree in political science from University of Georgia.





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