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Mass. voters head to polls to pick new US Senator
Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2013 4:05 AM EDT | Steve LeBlanc and Bob Salsberg

Posted on 06/25/2013 2:29:02 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Massachusetts voters are heading to the polls to pick a new U.S. senator.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez scrambled to energize supporters and mobilize get-out-the-vote efforts in the hours leading up to Tuesday’s special election to succeed John Kerry in the U.S. Senate.

Both candidates made a series of campaign stops Monday, culminating with election eve rallies while their campaigns cranked up their all-important ground games designed to get as many of their voters to the polls as possible on a day when statewide turnout was expected to be light. …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: edwardmarkey; gabrielgomez; johnkerry; massachusetts; ussenate

1 posted on 06/25/2013 2:29:02 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Gomez can’t compete with the Mass. Dem. Machine Ground game.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 2:35:10 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Olog-hai

Hard to believe mass. was the cradle of the American revolution


3 posted on 06/25/2013 2:38:10 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: Olog-hai

I usually know a bunch of quiet Republicans who try to get to the polls, even though elections in MA usually seem like lost causes. Not this time. I don’t know a single Republican who intends to vote for Gomez. The guy is outrageously Liberal — and I for one refuse to encourage the GOP Establishment anymore by accepting the lesser of two evils. Liberals are unacceptable, no matter the party.


4 posted on 06/25/2013 3:02:30 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ronnie raygun

Well, they are about to elect Markey, one of the biggest red commie scumbags ever to infiltrate Congress
Massachusetts is an evil place


5 posted on 06/25/2013 3:06:11 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Olog-hai

Gomez has sworn to obey and help Obama and Sen. Warren.

Most Mass. conservatives are turned off to the impostor
who is reported to be a trained seal for the DNC.


6 posted on 06/25/2013 3:33:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: ronnie raygun

Isnt that the dismal truth.
Look at the men from New England who founded our nation and died for it, now look at the dismal crowd of clowns they consistently elect to office in modern times

Isnt Markey the butthole who bounced $50K in checks 15 years ago?

I guess now in Boston that qualifies a man to elevate to the US Senate, to vote alongside Foreclosure Focahontas Warren


7 posted on 06/25/2013 3:49:31 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.


8 posted on 06/25/2013 3:54:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Olog-hai
Where was Mitch McConnell in all this? Where was a Senatorial Victory Committee etc? Ditto that on the Lautenberg seat? ( And don't tell me they didn't know he was about to take a dirt nap ) Still in play IMHO is the Menendez Seat..

Again nothing from the RNC / McConnell to Snag all three, no game plan to win.

9 posted on 06/25/2013 4:02:16 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Olog-hai

From what I saw of Gomez, he’s no better than Cruz or Reid.


10 posted on 06/25/2013 4:12:48 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Olog-hai

Gomez will regret not being in the Senate and being able to vote for amnesty.


11 posted on 06/25/2013 4:16:01 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Olog-hai
We shouldn't forget that MA gave the US a shcocker when "Republican" Scott Brown was elected to fill Ted Kennedy's Senate seat.

Before he even had time to unpack in DC, he was already compromising...ie selling out....to the liberals he defeated. He didn't get re-elected, losing to fake-cherokee Elizabeth Warren.

The message should've been that MA voters will elect a Republican who they believe might be somewhat conservative to hold loonies in check. Instead, the 'pub ptb run another RINO. Why vote for a liberal posing as something else in MA when you can get the real deal?

12 posted on 06/25/2013 4:17:35 AM PDT by grania
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To: Olog-hai

The voters of the Commonwealth are about to fail another IQ test. I can’t believe I still live here...


13 posted on 06/25/2013 4:27:23 AM PDT by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

stalin will win either way.

LLS


14 posted on 06/25/2013 4:27:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: grania
Before he even had time to unpack in DC, he was already compromising...ie selling out

His biggest sell out was Dodd-Frank, and he got his 30 pieces of Silver or Fidelity did, research the article @ Business Insider on how they got a plumb for upping the amounts for Private Placements etc that put them in the catbird seat for that. I helped get him elected, what a bleeping dissapointment he was...

15 posted on 06/25/2013 4:33:30 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Olog-hai
Gomez is pathetic! For gay marriage, immigration and believes in global warming.

When will Mass run a real Republican Conservative?

16 posted on 06/25/2013 4:58:14 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: silverleaf

Look at the dismal crowd called the electorate. They’re the ones electing these guys...its us not them. We should look to ourselves, rather than shaking the finger at the pols.


17 posted on 06/25/2013 4:59:17 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Redleg Duke

Maybe there are none in that State.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 5:25:14 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: freeangel
From what I saw of Gomez, he’s no better than Cruz or Reid.

What?!

19 posted on 06/25/2013 6:16:48 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: 556x45

the problem is, it is not “us” it is the people of Massachusetts who are, collectively, deranged when it comes to electing Congress members

If ONLY their actions ONLY affected THEM

But no, Markey and Warren in the Senate will work on legislation and an agenda that affects ALL OF US

I have been through this

Some pompous asshole Senator who won’t even be remembered 100 years from now, like this “gang of 8”, spearheads some legislation that will cause serious national damage, even change this nation perhaps forever

then refuses to respond to any concerned citizen unless they are a state resident -

“SORRY YOU ARE NOT MY CONSTITUENT”


20 posted on 06/25/2013 6:52:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: freeangel
From what I saw of Gomez, he’s no better than Cruz or Reid.

Why the hell are you lumping in Cruz with that scumbag Reid?
21 posted on 06/25/2013 7:56:00 AM PDT by BJ1
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To: Paine in the Neck

ooops—I meant Rubio


22 posted on 06/25/2013 8:29:59 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: BJ1

Ooops, I meant Rubio. Sorry


23 posted on 06/25/2013 8:30:22 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

Gomez will lose by double digits and the RNC should get some phonecalls to back anti-amnesty candidates.


24 posted on 06/25/2013 4:35:44 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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