Chelmsford Mirrors Commonwealth in Senate Results

Both Ed Markey and Scott Gomez topped their respective ballots in Chelmsford on the way to winning party candidacies statewide for the upcoming U.S. Senate Election.


Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Ed Markey will now face each other this June to see who will replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate, preferences echoed by Chelmsford voters as well.

Despite a visit to the McCarthy School precincts by Republican Mike Sullivan, he would lose one of the two precincts at that polling place as well as every other precinct in town to Gomez, who outpaced Sullivan by almost 250 votes townwide.

According to Boston.com, Gomez won comfortably statewide, winning every town except for portions of Bristol and Plymouth counties as well as isolated pockets of western Massachusetts.

On the Democratic side, Markey also won comfortably statewide over fellow Comgressman Stephen Lynch, taking nearly all of the state except for a swath of central Massachusetts, a few nearby towns in the Lowell area and North Shore, as well as the Bristol and Plymouth county areas where Sullivan also did well.

Here in Chelmsford, Markey won six of nine precincts, with a 150 vote margin of victory overall.

Complete local results are available on the Town Clerk's website.

ron johnson May 01, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Tyler, We will never agree, but what did EW run for and win prior to running for the Senate. I would argue that teaching and writing articles and being appointed are no different that experience in the private sector. I would not equate a Senate seat with a CEO position but since you asked, I believe many career politicians take jobs in the private sector when they leave politics or even become heads of Universities such as Marty Meehan at U-Lowell. What was his experience?
Tyler Jozefowicz May 01, 2013 at 05:45 PM
ron: what I can conclude from your comments is that it does not matter. So why bring EW up in the first place? Personally I go with experience rather than none. I just cited up top what I considered EW's experience that equip her for that position. She is not running here; neither is Marty Meehan. A former Navy SEAL and stockbroker is a stretch.
Iron Mike May 01, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Ron, trying to have a reasonable political discussion with a Mass MoonBat is like stirring your composting heap. The only result is that foul smells are released and the vegetable matter rots faster....
ron johnson May 01, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Tyler, I will try this one more time. You said Markey had the experience, I said, EW did not but you supported her. You argued that her teaching, writing and service on various committees was good enough. I argued that this was not the same thing as legislative experience, again what you were touting as a plus for Markey. You stated that companies do not appoint people as CEO's without experience, I used as an example, while not exactly the same thing the appointment of Meehan at U-Lowell, he had absolutely no experience as a college president. I never said Meehan was running for office, nor have I disputed that EW won. I am not sure about Gomez. I do know that Markey is a guy who in all the time he has served has accomplished very little. I actually do not care where he lives. I care about what he has done and what he will do. I reserve the right to see what Gomez says over the coming weeks.
Tyler Jozefowicz May 01, 2013 at 08:10 PM
I am looking forward to the candidates debating the issues which matter, that is , if Gabriel will agree to debate( he admits he is not the smoothest talker). BTW you added nothing new to your response. I'm fully aware of the thread and the dialogue. You don't have to "try this one more time" as if I missed something. Maybe you missed something I said. Let's not go there. Suffice it to say, I am very happy with the election results. My opinion , Democrats elected the best possible candidate of the two, and the Republicans , from an electability perspective , nominated the worst of the three candidates. There is no way uber conservative Mike Sullivan or his supporters are going out on a limb for Gabriel. Can you picture the tea party types throwing money his way or attending bilinguel rallies? Hasta luago, senoire a senoiritas.


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