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Latest News Wires Massachusetts Senate race: Politician defeats ex-SEAL

Longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey has won the U.S. Senate seat long held by John Kerry, now US Secretary of State. Markey defeated Republican political newcomer and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez.

By Bob Salsberg and Steve LeBlancAssociated Press / June 25, 2013

John Ferrarone / Worcester Telegram & Gazette / AP

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.