U.S. Rep. Markey to visit JP for Senate campaign

February 20, 2013
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Congressman Edward Markey will visit J.P. Licks in Jamaica Plain on Sunday as part of his U.S. Senate campaign.

Markey will appear at the well-known ice cream store at 659 Centre St. around 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, according to campaign event scheduler Julia Leja.

Markey will speak briefly and introduce himself to members of the public, according to spokesperson Giselle Barry. Markey also may join in gathering nomination paper signatures to get him on the Senate race ballot, depending on the weather, Barry said.

The event brings Markey to the turf of his Democratic primary opponent, Congressman Stephen Lynch, who represents roughly half of JP.

Current Republican contenders include Doug Bennett, Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan and state Rep. Daniel Winslow.

The candidates are aiming to replace former Sen. John Kerry, who recently became the U.S. secretary of state. Interim Sen. William Cowan holds the seat in the meantime. The primary election will be April 30 and the final election June 25.

Updated version: This version revises the date, time and details of Markey’s visit.

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