Vote Today — Five Candidates in US Senate Special State Primary

By David Li, bostonese.com

Boston, April 30, 2013, — Today is the US Senate special election primary day in Massachusetts. Votes across the state will cast ballot in the Democratic and Republican primaries. Independent voters can choose to cast ballot in either party’s primary. General election for the special election to replace Secretory of State John Kerry will be held on June 25.

Democratic Party Candidates

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Name

Address

Statement

STEPHEN F. LYNCH (left) 55 G St., Boston Current U.S. Congressman
EDWARD J. MARKEY 7 Townsend St., Malden Current U.S. Congressman

Republican Party Candidates

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Republican candidates: (L to R) Gomez, Sullivan and Winslow.

Name

Address

Statement

GABRIEL E. GOMEZ 59 Highland Ave., Cohasset Former Naval Special Warfare Lieutenant Commander; Veteran
MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN 79 Walker Ln., Abington Former United States Attorney, Plymouth District Attorney
DANIEL B. WINSLOW 17 Fredrickson Rd., Norfolk Current State Representative; Former District Court Judge



After the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, all the five candidates announced plans to stop campaign activities. So their exposure in the public eye had been reduced significantly as media and the public focused on the aftermath of the bombings. However, Markey’s competitor Lynch frequently appeared in the press conferences, and had a rally in Boston Chinatown on Sunday April 28. Winslow was first candidate to announce resuming of campaigning. In general, experts predict that the suspension of campaigning would benefit the front-runners.

Republican candidate Gomez luckily escaped from the Marathon bombings. He crossed the finish line just a few minutes before the explosions. After the incident, he was glad that his family and staff were safely reunited.

Polls close at 8 PM this evening. To find your voting place, please visit: www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx

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