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+Ed Markey (D) i
2,357,809
66.15%
Kevin O'Connor (R)
1,177,765
33.04%
Shiva Ayyadurai (w/in) 21,134
0.59%
All Others
7,428
0.21%

3,564,136

Registration: 4,812,909:  Dem. 1,534,549 (38.88%)   Rep. 476,480 (9.90%)  Green-Rainbow 3,793 (0.08%)   Libertarian 19,097 (0.40%0   Unenrolled 2,739,426 (56.92%)  Pol. Designations. 39,564 (0.62%) 
Ballots cast (including blanks):  3,658,005.

Plurality:  1,180,044 votes (33.11 percentage points)

 MA Secretary of the Commonwealth




Notes:  Sen. Ed Markey (D), elected to the U.S. Senate in a special election in 2013 after serving 37 years in the U.S. House,
fended off a strong primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D) (+), and easily defeated Kevin O'Connor (R), an attorney from Dover, in the general election.

The Sept. 1 Democratic primary drew national attention.  After a closely fought campaign, Markey defeated Kennedy by 55.4% to 45.5%.  In the Republican primary O'Connor defeated Shiva Ayyadurai by 59.7% to 39.4%.

There was only one debate, hosted by GBH News on Oct. 5 (>).  This occurred just days after President Trump's COVID diagnosis, and WGBH changed the arrangements the day of the debate. 
The candidates were in separate studios "to ensure the highest level of safety" and the moderators were seven feet apart and separated by plexiglass.  Unlike many other debates around the country, there were no rules in terms of time limits.  Markey sought to label O'Connor as a "Trump Republican," while O'Connor highlighted Markey's far left positions on issues such as the Green New Deal on Medicare for All.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the Markey campaign spent $14.6 million, mostly during the primary, while the O'Connor campaign spent about $875,000.



Campaign Managers:
Ed Markey  John E. Walsh
(Aug. 2019)  Founder and principal of Walsh Strategies in Boston from Feb. 2015.  President of Independent Insurance Agency, Inc. from Nov. 1982.  Treasurer of Reason to Believe PAC, Aug. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Executive director of Together PAC and The Deval Patrick Committee, Sept. 2013-Feb. 2015.  Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, Apr. 2007-Oct. 2013.  Transition director for the Patrick-Murray Administration, Nov. 2006-Jan. 2007.  Campaign manager on the Deval Patrick Committee, Apr. 2005-Nov. 2006.  A.B. in politics from Princeton University, 1980.

Kevin O'Connor 
Contract:  Wendy Wakeman, Gregory Eaton







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