Special Senate Election Gets More Interesting
Republican candidate and Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez, won the Republican primary with 51 percent of the vote while in the Democratic primary, Congressman Ed Markey defeated fellow congressman Stephen Lynch 57 percent to 43 percent.
If you’re experiencing deja-vu you may not be alone. The 2010 special senate election, in which Republican Scott Brown surprised just about everyone to win what was then referred to as “The Ted Kennedy Seat,” was clearly on the minds of Democrats at the Markey victory party on Tuesday night. Senator Elizabeth Warren sounded the alarm: “three years ago, we know what happened–we know what’s at stake.”
So what can we expect over the next eight weeks of campaigning? We take a closer look.
Fred Bever, WBUR Reporter
Rob Gray, Republican analyst; founder and president of Gray Media
Susan Tracy, Former Democratic State Representative; current president of The Strategy Group
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