Mass. special election primer

Massachusetts voters on are deciding Tuesday which Republican and Democratic candidates will win their party primaries and head to the state’s second special US Senate election in four years.

A light turnout is expected in the race to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s former Senate seat.

Two Democrats, both members of the state’s congressional delegation, and three Republicans are vying for their parties’ nominations.


The Democratic primary pits US Representative Edward Markey against fellow US Representative Stephen Lynch.

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The GOP primary race is pitting three candidates: former US Attorney for Massachusetts Michael Sullivan, businessman Gabriel Gomez and state Representative Daniel Winslow, former legal counsel for ex-governor and 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Polls are open from Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The special Senate election is June 25.


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