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Dem Rep. Markey wins US Senate election in Mass.
AP ^ | June 25 , 2013 | STEVE LeBLANC and BOB SALSBERG

Posted on 06/25/2013 6:42:10 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse

Longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey defeated Republican political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in a special election on Tuesday for the state's U.S. Senate seat long held by John Kerry, a race that failed to draw the attention that the state's 2010 special Senate election did.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 113th; gabrielgomez; ma2013; markey; seal
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they rejected a former U.S. Navy SEAL .... God forgive America
1 posted on 06/25/2013 6:42:10 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Not unexpected.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 6:44:00 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: LeoWindhorse

The 0bama voter fraud machine is well oiled after the 2012 win.


3 posted on 06/25/2013 6:44:12 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: LeoWindhorse
Looking at the overall state map at the Boston Glob, there is a sea of red, but all blue where the population centers are: the cities (I’m not counting Western Mass., which has a low population, heavily moonbat because of the colleges). Cities seem to foster dependence on government, which seems to make them vote for more government. I’m going out to buy some Mylanta to swig for the first photo I see of Fauxcahontas and Fast Eddie holding hands and beaming into each other’s eyes.

http://www.boston.com/news/special/politics/2013/senate/mass-us-senate-results-2013.html
4 posted on 06/25/2013 6:44:13 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LeoWindhorse

they rejected a former U.S. Navy SEAL .... God forgive America


I agree but the SEAL is a big time RINO.

A SEAL should never turn into a RINO.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 6:44:18 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
they rejected a former U.S. Navy SEAL

The democRATs rejected G-d at their convention, they would easily reject a Navy SEAL.

5.56mm

6 posted on 06/25/2013 6:44:46 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: LeoWindhorse
Gomez said earlier this week he was going to win the Latino communities (Lawrence, Chelsea and other areas he mentioned). If he doesn't win those, this proves they want handouts like much of America and will vote for a Markey before a Gomez when it comes to freebies. The GOP needs to awake from its slumber.
7 posted on 06/25/2013 6:44:48 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: LeoWindhorse

The commie libs went for the non Hispanic white guy huh? Doesn’t look good for the Gang of Eight.


8 posted on 06/25/2013 6:45:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Read that SEAL’s history.


9 posted on 06/25/2013 6:46:29 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: LeoWindhorse
You mean, they chose the Democrat over the Wannabe-Democrat? As the French say, Quel surpise!
10 posted on 06/25/2013 6:47:12 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Limbaugh said that when you run a real democrat liberal and a RINO liberal the people tend to vote for the real thing.

I read something about Gomez a while back, he “supports the second amendment” BUT wants to close the “gun show loophole” and have “universal background checks”.


11 posted on 06/25/2013 6:49:29 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: LeoWindhorse
they rejected a former U.S. Navy SEAL .... God forgive America

....who was a RINO douche. No tears tonight.

12 posted on 06/25/2013 6:49:34 PM PDT by montag813
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To: LeoWindhorse
This is elections now go in uber liberal states, for ever & ever amen.

After Marco's amnesty this is the way it'll be in the rest of the country.

There just won't be enough people who love this country for its own sake to make a difference.

13 posted on 06/25/2013 6:50:01 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The commie libs went for the non Hispanic white guy huh? Doesn’t look good for the Gang of Eight.

Yeah, run and tell that to Linda Grahamnesty.

14 posted on 06/25/2013 6:51:51 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

You got that right Bubba! Our vote will never count again... not that they ever did!


15 posted on 06/25/2013 6:52:24 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: LostInBayport

Ed Markey is a pig. But I am not surprised to see him win. It wasn’t about Gomez at all. It is the Dem machine and, if we cannot figure out how they consistently throw election to themselves, we are so screwed.


16 posted on 06/25/2013 6:54:44 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
The 0bama voter fraud machine is well oiled after the 2012 win.

You don't need any voter fraud for a Democrat to win in Massachusetts. The Useful Idiot voters in the People's Republic of Massachusetts gladly vote for almost anyone with a "D" by their name.

17 posted on 06/25/2013 6:54:51 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: DBrow
Judging by many talk show callers, the people who did vote for Gomez seemed to be voting against Markey who is an old school liberal pansy.
18 posted on 06/25/2013 6:55:09 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: LeoWindhorse

“Forget it, Jake, it’s Massachusetts.”


19 posted on 06/25/2013 6:55:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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a review of Holyoke, 41% Latino

Scott Brown 3,771 (44%) Martha 4,869

Gomez 1,849 (38%) Markey 2,942 (61%)

2013 Holyoke turnout was 55% of 2010 turnout.

So the LATINO strategy is brilliant, eh?

http://www.boston.com/news/special/politics/2013/senate/mass-us-senate-results-2013.html

http://www.boston.com/news/special/politics/2010/senate/results.html


20 posted on 06/25/2013 6:57:03 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Gomez is a RINO deluxe...........


21 posted on 06/25/2013 6:57:26 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Gomez did his best to alienate the Republican base. He tried to win over the RAT base, instead.


22 posted on 06/25/2013 7:05:33 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Osage Orange

Gomez is beyond Rino ...however EDDIE Tasty Freeze Mahkey does not even own a home in MA... he is “moron” personified.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 7:05:57 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Redleg Duke
Gomez did his best to alienate the Republican base. He tried to win over the RAT base, instead.

And how did that work out.

What a stupid party.

24 posted on 06/25/2013 7:06:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: LeoWindhorse
Hard to fathom the depths of ignorance that makes for a Democrat voter. Where too; were supportive 'Party' Repubs on behalf of Gomez? How much did they actually contribute to this failure?

(Clearly; a 'racist'/bigoted response here; by typical Libs. . .)

And while God may forgive America; this person, will not forgive Massachusetts voters; or those in the rest of our Country either; for that matter; who cannot see/refuse to see; their own damning idiocy.

25 posted on 06/25/2013 7:08:57 PM PDT by cricket (Push Back Lib Agenda's; Lib propaganda; Lib/Marxist PC; Lib Leaderhship)
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To: cricket
Hard to fathom the depths of ignorance that makes for a Democrat voter.

Or a Republican politician.

26 posted on 06/25/2013 7:09:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: LeoWindhorse

What dumb people who live in that state who went out to vote for the man who is the face of cronyism. Shaking head.
The Navy Seal would had been better. He may have won if he had not wimped out on conservatism. But, it is Massachusetts. Fraud and liberalism is hard to break through. The republicans have to get their base energized to win.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 7:12:47 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: dfwgator
“Forget it, Jake, it’s Massachusetts.”

NEVER forget that!

If a republican came CLOSE to winning a Senate seat in MA, THAT would be news. Scott Brown was a very rare exception to the rule.

28 posted on 06/25/2013 7:13:04 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: LeoWindhorse

Lessee of the two evils


29 posted on 06/25/2013 7:15:41 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: M Kehoe

The democRATs rejected G-d at their convention, they would easily reject a Navy SEAL.


The Navy SEAL rejected God also.

Gomez winning would have led more candidates with the same lack of values. Hopefully the GOP learns but I greatly doubt it.


30 posted on 06/25/2013 7:16:52 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: LostInBayport

Good observations. I’m quite surprised to see as much red in MA as there is, but it’s hard to top all of the grifters who live in the cities.


31 posted on 06/25/2013 7:16:55 PM PDT by JacksonCalhoun (CT Yankee in NC Exile - the only swing state to flip (barely))
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To: cricket

Okay; missed the fine print per his ‘position on guns’ - who would have thought? Oh the insanity of it ‘all’. Too depressing; and too few authentic ‘Republican’s; Still. . .a Navy Seal; and we might have ‘educated’ him; in time.


32 posted on 06/25/2013 7:18:57 PM PDT by cricket (Push Back Lib Agenda's; Lib propaganda; Lib/Marxist PC; Lib Leaderhship)
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To: LeoWindhorse

yay MASS - why settle for Democrat Light when you can get the real thing?


33 posted on 06/25/2013 7:21:53 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Great post. The GOP could run a solidly conservative Albert Pujols and the white Marxist candidate would rout him amongst “Hispanics”. They know who will butter their bread.


34 posted on 06/25/2013 7:24:13 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

And you can’t help but look at the crowds in Fenway or Foxboro and think, most of you idiot, morons voted for these buffoons who represent you !
And we all have to endure...


35 posted on 06/25/2013 7:26:30 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

Now I’m glad the Bruins lost (not that Chicago is much better, mind you)


36 posted on 06/25/2013 7:28:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: LeoWindhorse
Unfortunately, "former Seal," wasn't a conservative.

At least that's what I've read, that he was pro-gay marriage, pro-amnesty, pro-choice!

When given a choice between liberal or liberal-lite, no problem, liberals stick with the real deal!

When given the choice of a genuine conservative or liberal, many, even in Taxichusettes, go for the conservative!

37 posted on 06/25/2013 7:31:07 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: dfwgator

My hub is from RI and bleeds Red Sox, Bruins, etc.
I have NO sympathy what so ever!


38 posted on 06/25/2013 7:32:33 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: LeoWindhorse

I used to care about the Senate, but since the RINOs took over I could care less.


39 posted on 06/25/2013 7:34:59 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: LeoWindhorse; Norm Lenhart

There is great rejoicing here on Free Republic that Markey, an avowed and dedicated Communist won instead of his RINO opponent. I find this odd, but for many, they would prefer a committed enemy of liberty and freedom to someone who does not profess the purity of their particular brand of conservative thought.

I am more conservative than almost all of my neighbors here in Kansas, squishes that some of them tend to be. But, I would never vote for a Democrat, support a Democrat, say a good word about a Democrat, or speak ill about any Republican outside of primaries. But, that’s just me, Freepers seem to enjoy being losers. Especially Norm.


40 posted on 06/25/2013 7:38:29 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

You are so conservative you think you know more than George Washington? WOW!!!

YOU ROCK!!!


41 posted on 06/25/2013 7:46:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: centurion316

BTW, there’s a few questions you kept ducking on this thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3035640/posts

Instead of pinging me here and spreading the ‘win at all costs’ nonsense, why not go back there and answer them?


42 posted on 06/25/2013 7:49:10 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: centurion316

the Democrat Party should be outlawed and banned , as an organization of treason and treachery , entirely detrimental and to the future well being of the United States of America .


43 posted on 06/25/2013 7:49:36 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse
the Democrat Party should be outlawed and banned , as an organization of treason and treachery , entirely detrimental and to the future well being of the United States of America .

If that's the criteria ban the Republicans, too.

44 posted on 06/25/2013 7:50:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.

George Washington


45 posted on 06/25/2013 7:51:08 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: dfwgator

fine with me

America needs to be led by warriors not by lawyers


46 posted on 06/25/2013 7:51:26 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Redleg Duke

Gomez, like Brown in 2012 and too many of the DC ostrich-in-the-sand idiots, think you win by doing nothing to make your base enthusiastic. The blueprint has been laid out hundreds of times and works almost every time. A candidate doesn’t have to be a lockstep right-winger, but they have to tackle the biggest issues of the day with solid conservative ideas.

Scott Brown did it with great skill in 2010. He hit all the right cords on the big issues. Then, in 2012, he ran left to appease the Obama voters. As a result, he’s gone. Gomez could have run a completely different campaign in this special election and run away with it.

Although the Latino vote in this election lays out another conclusive example of the failure of the current DC-think on the GOP and immigration, it is a secondary issue. Appeasing the left and ignoring the base is a stupid way to go in politics. A Republican can win in Massachusetts, or anywhere) when they provide a clear alternative.


47 posted on 06/25/2013 7:54:16 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: LeoWindhorse; Norm Lenhart

You might want to pass this on to Norm, he seems to be confused.


48 posted on 06/25/2013 7:56:55 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

Nope. You wanted a lib to win under the GOp banner. Thats a fact.


49 posted on 06/25/2013 8:00:23 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Much better than wanting an avowed Commie to win. Life is about making choices. You made yours.


50 posted on 06/25/2013 8:05:36 PM PDT by centurion316
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