The special election to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s seat will be June 25th and Democrats are confident that we will retain the seat. Every Massachusetts and national Democrat from President Obama and the DSCC on down are all committed to making sure Democrats win this seat. Democrats are focused on energizing the field operations of Governor Deval Patrick and Senator Elizabeth Warren, and are confident that voter turnout will be far better than in January 2010. Like Senator Warren, Congressman Ed Markey has spent his career fighting for middle class families and working people.
The Republican nominee, Gabriel Gomez, was a spokesman for a Super PAC that attacked President Obama over the killing of Osama bin Laden and has built his enormous wealth on the backs of hardworking middle class families. Gomez holds views way outside the mainstream of the vast majority of Massachusetts voters. He opposes a woman’s right to choose, sides with the big banks over consumers, and would support a Republican agenda that would cut Medicare and Social Security. Congressman Markey has the experience, resources, organization and personal appeal to beat Gomez and will be a leader in the Senate on the issues that matter most to the people of Massachusetts.
Departing Democratic Senator: John Kerry
Democratic Nominee: Congressman Ed Markey
Republican Nominee: Gabriel Gomez