In primaries on Tuesday, Markey won the Democratic nomination and Gomez won the Republican nod, according to unofficial returns.
Markey defeated fellow U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch. Gomez won a three-way primary against former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and state Rep. Daniel Winslow.
Markey has served in the U.S. House since 1976 and is the dean of the state’s congressional delegation. He had the early backing of Kerry, who resigned from the Senate to become U.S. secretary of state.
Gomez is a newcomer to politics. He’s the son of Colombian immigrants and learned English in kindergarten. He became a Navy pilot and SEAL, earned an MBA at Harvard and launched a private equity career "
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Political strategists gave Republicans little chance of winning when Gomez and Markey are vying for the seat left open by Democratic Sen.Read more