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.