Markey Wins Mass. Senate Seat

    Rep. Ed Markey, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, campaigns at Cafe on the Common in Waltham, Mass., Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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    Democratic Congressman Edward J. Markey is the new U.S. senator from Massachusetts, beating out Republican businessman Gabriel E. Gomez with 54 percent of the vote in a special election. Markey, who has served over 37 years in Congress, won by painting Gomez as too conservative for the blue state, and Massachusetts Dems were determined to avoid another Scott Brown in the Senate. Didn't know about the election? Neither did Massachusetts voters; the election was marked by low voter interest and turnout.

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