June 8, 2013
Upset brewing in Massachusetts Senate race?
In a special election, anything can happen. And since the GOP has an attractive candidate running for the Senate seat formerly held by John Kerry, an upset may be in the offing. One poll shows a statistical dead heat between the Democratic candidate Ed Markey and the GOP standard bearer Gabriel Gomez. Weekly Standard: A Republican polling firm has found that the Massachusetts special election for the U.S. Senate is in a dead heat. Democrat Ed Markey, the longtime congressman, leads Republican and first-time candidate Gabriel Gomez by just a point. According to McLaughlin and Associates, a firm that often works for Republican candidates, 45 percent of likely voters in Massachusetts support Markey, while 44 percent support Gomez and 11 percent remain undecided. The election is on June 25. Markey has long led Gomez in the polls, which is no surprise considering Massachusetts leans heavily Democratic. According to the Real Clear Politics average, which doesn't include the...(Read Full Post)