2013 Senate Race

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Ed Markey Is Your New Senator

Well, what did you expect. It’s a Democratic state. The Democratic turnout operation has grown into a behemoth of frightening proportion. Republicans in Washington have […]

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Richard Heos Is That Third Guy on the Senate Ballot

Voters could barely keep tabs on the Democratic and Republican candidates in today’s special Senate election so it’s no wonder that many were surprised to […]

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Gabriel Gomez Says GOP-Blocked Nominees ‘Deserve A Vote’

One of the big impediments for Gabriel Gomez in the US Senate race is voters’ concerns that he would join his GOP colleagues in jamming […]

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NRSC Spokesman: Ed Markey Might Be Ineligible For Office

In a series of Twitter exchanges with me this afternoon, the communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) posited that Congressman Ed Markey […]

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Still No Movement For Gabriel Gomez

One week ago I wrote this about the possibility of Gabriel Gomez surging to victory a la Scott Brown 2010: …if the idea is that […]

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Is Ed Markey Calling In Troops From The North?

We’re used to Massachusetts Democrats rounding up volunteers to go north to help out in New Hampshire campaigns. This time, it’s the other way ’round—here’s […]

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Obama Packs ‘Em In For Ed Markey

Ed Markey actually gave a pretty good speech at his own rally today as an opening act for President Barack Obama; still, the congressman and […]

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Is Gomez-Markey Polling Equal To Brown-Coakley?

In the partisan conversational vortex that forms around big elections, polling interpretation is perhaps the most predictable and distorted. So it’s no surprise that, depending […]

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Gabriel Gomez’s Hidden Hispanic Vote

Ed Markey today is trotting California congressman Xavier Becerra through the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Hacienda Don Juan in Worcester, and Medina’s Supermarket in […]

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Massachusetts Senate Debate I: Gomez, Markey’s Altercation In Allston

Bernstein: You keep going after Markey saying he has not gotten any bills passed that he sponsored, that he’s written; and he responded by talking […]

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Obama’s Trip to Boston May Be More About 2014

President Barack Obama will reportedly make an Ed-ifying trip to Boston for Congressman Markey next week (don’t you think there has been too little punny […]

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Gabriel Gomez and The ‘Massachusetts Republican’ Dilemma

On Monday, Gabriel Gomez tried to push his independence from the national Republican brand, as he must do in order to win. He vowed to […]

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Cook Report Throws Up Its Hands

Morale will be good tonight at the Gabriel Gomez campaign; the highly respected Cook Political Report has just changed its rating on the Massachusetts US […]

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How About Actual National Security Debate?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about US Senate candidates Gabriel Gomez and Ed Markey fighting over national security policy—but that’s not really been […]

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Gabriel Gomez Calls Ed Markey ‘Pond Scum’

At the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce Thursday, an NPR reporter interviewed Gabriel Gomez about his TV ad alleging that Ed Markey has compared him to Osama […]