Markey Leads Polls Heading Into Tuesday’s Massachusetts Senate Election
Three years ago, Democrats lost their grip on one of Massachusetts’ Senate seats when their candidate, Martha Coakley, imploded.
But it’s quite a different scene for Massachusetts Democrats on Tuesday as Rep. Ed Markey heads into a special election leading political newcomer Gabriel Gomez, a Republican, in the polls by a comfortable margin.
“We’re going into election day with the wind at our back,” Markey press secretary Andrew Zucker told Yahoo News. The Markey campaign claims 15,000 active volunteers and planned to have close to 16,000 door-knocking shifts completed by the end of Monday.
Democrats say their get-out-the-vote campaign dwarfed Gomez’s. They also had more high-profile national and state support and, perhaps most importantly, they say Markey’s message of continuing his record for Massachusetts resonated with voters.