Gomez to Face Markey in Senate Election

Gabriel Gomez and Rep. Edward Markey will face off in the U.S. Senate special election June 25.

A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State’s next U.S. senator.

The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25.

The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later.

Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk.

Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an unsuccessful bid as write-in candidate.

The general election will be held June 25.

South End Patch