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    Historically Low Turnout Expected In Mass. Senate Special Election
    June 24, 2013 5:10 PM
    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/06/2...cial-election/

    Voting information for those that care.
    Special State Election for U.S. Senate
    Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    Polling hours: 7:00AM – 8:00PM
    http://www.sec.state.ma.us/

    BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey made appeals to voters Monday in the final hours before Massachusetts’ special election for the U.S. Senate, where turnout is expected to be light, a contrast to the high-profile special election in the state three years ago.

    Markey, a longtime congressman who’s leading in polls ahead of the election, planned a get-out-the-vote drive Monday throughout the state, greeting supporters in Springfield and Worcester and participating in a business tour of downtown Lawrence before attending a rally in his hometown of Malden.

    Gomez, a businessman and former Navy SEAL who’s a political newcomer, focused his attention on southeastern Massachusetts. He began his day greeting commuters at a Braintree public transit stop before heading to Plymouth, Hyannis and Brockton. Gomez was also scheduled to hold an election eve rally with former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown in Quincy.

    Tuesday’s special election is for the seat formerly held by John Kerry, who resigned from the Senate to become U.S. secretary of state.

    All indications pointed to what the state’s top elections official termed a “very weak” turnout at the polls, thanks in part to the timing of the election and a lack of deep interest in it.

    “There just hasn’t been the intensity in this race,” said Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin, who projected that no more than 1.6 million of the state’s 4.3 million registered voters — about 37 percent — would participate in the special election.

    By contrast, about 2.25 million voters cast ballots in the 2010 special election to succeed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. Brown, a Republican, won that race.
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    Gomez already sounds like he's gearing up for a second race should he lose.

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    Gomez wants the minimum wage raised to $10/hr. He is genuinely awful.
    Libertarian Republican trying to help break the one-party state in Massachusetts

    Looking for new liberty candidates for 2014 and beyond

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    The vote total is being updated pretty quickly here. http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/...senate-results

    8:58PM
    56% of precincts reporting
    Markey 334,157 51.8%
    Gomez 308,537 47.8%
    Lifetime member of more than 1 national gun organization and the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance. Part of Young Americans for Liberty and Campaign for Liberty. Free State Project participant and multi-year Free Talk Live AMPlifier.

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    I'm ready to declare a loser. It's the people of MA. Tonight, they lost.
    9:10PM
    75% of precincts reporting
    Markey Markey 457,744 53.3%
    Gomez Gomez 398,021 46.3%
    Lifetime member of more than 1 national gun organization and the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance. Part of Young Americans for Liberty and Campaign for Liberty. Free State Project participant and multi-year Free Talk Live AMPlifier.

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    Ed MARKEY The AULD "new dealer" WINS OVER the GOP's Gabriel GOMEZ BY 54% to 45%
    AND I THINK THIS POSTING SUFFICES, I"LL LET SOMEBODY ELSE CREATE A NEW THREAD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.NoSmile View Post
    Gomez already sounds like he's gearing up for a second race should he lose.
    agreed. even from the moment he won over sullivan and winslow, both being 60something & he being in his late 40s, he
    indeedy didst look like as if classic case of potomac fever had virulently hit his bloodstream as his neo-con brain!circuits
    tried to do their best "joe miller' version of a triumphant GOP victory dance that had nothing to do with zeus or auld jove.

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    concerning the candidates this tyme in the april 30th primary, we had
    four local catholics and one protestant, mr. winslow, if you ignore all who
    be third party, i wonder if this had occured to rick santorum at all recently!
    i think i hear a very fat opera inclined lady about to swansong things now.
    again, 2013 hints at 2014 + 2015 or even how people voted here in '32.

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    The 99%.

    10:03PM
    99% of precincts reporting
    Markey Markey 636,561 54.9%
    Gomez Gomez 517,543 44.7%
    Lifetime member of more than 1 national gun organization and the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance. Part of Young Americans for Liberty and Campaign for Liberty. Free State Project participant and multi-year Free Talk Live AMPlifier.






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