Markey, Gomez to battle for U.S. Senate seat

May 1, 2013
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Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District) and Republican Gabriel Gomez will face off against each other to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by John Kerry, after yesterday’s primary election.

Markey topped U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (8th District), who represents a portion of Jamaica Plain, for the Democratic nomination.

Gomez, a Cohasset resident and former Navy SEAL, beat former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and state Rep. Daniel Winslow (9th Norfolk District) for the Republican nomination.

Gomez was scheduled to visit the Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square Association at El Oriental de Cuba in Jamaica Plain last month, but the event was canceled because many of the veterans had been activated to assist with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

According to unofficial results, about 17 percent of registered city voters ventured to the polls. On the Democratic side, about 52 percent of voters picked Markey, while around 47 percent went for Lynch. For the Republicans, Gomez garnered about 50 percent of voters, Sullivan 34 percent and Winslow 15 percent

The general election will be June 25. Interim Sen. William Cowan holds the seat in the meantime.