Democrats Move Past Scott Brown Ghost With Markey Win

June 26, 2013 10:15 AM
Democrats Move Past Scott Brown Ghost With Markey Win
" BOSTON (AP) — Drawing on the political might of the White House, Democrats have exorcized the ghost of Scott Brown.

Three years after the little-known Republican state senator shocked the political world with an unlikely victory here, veteran Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Markey won the special election Tuesday for U.S. Senate to replace John Kerry, defeating a Republican political newcomer with an all-star resume who failed to inspire Massachusetts voters and Washington’s GOP leaders alike.

It was a resounding victory in a low-turnout election for a national Democratic Party still haunted by Brown’s 2010 special election stunner.

“To everyone in the state, regardless of how you voted, I say to you tonight this is your seat in the United States Senate,” Markey, 66, declared in his victory speech, echoing one of Brown’s most common lines.

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Markey defeated Republican Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL, 55 percent to 45 percent "

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