June 26, 2013
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YOON S. BYUN/GLOBE STAFF
Democrat Edward Markey and his wife, Susan Blumenthal, thanked supporters Tuesday night at the Park Plaza Hotel.
Yoon S. Byun/Globe staff
Senator-elect Markey rolled up large enough margins in the party’s strongholds to overwhelm Republican Gabriel Gomez.
Senator-elect Markey acknowledged his supporters after winning the US Senate special election .
Senator-elect Markey, 66, now heads to the Senate to finish the final 17 months of John F. Kerry’s term.
Jessica Rinaldi For The Globe
GOP candidate Gabriel Gomez gave his concession speech at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.
JESSICA RINALDI FOR THE GLOBE
Gomez thanked his supporters after conceding the race.
Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe
A volunteer for Gomez's campaign wore pants with the Republican symbol on them at the election night party.
Ned Lipsett, 16, of Hingham reacted as he watched the returns at Gomez's party at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.
Massachusetts Republican Party Chairwoman Kirsten Hughes warmed up the crowd at Gomez's election night party.
Supporters watched election results come in on television screens at Edward Markey's election night party.