Massachusetts

Democratic Congressman Will Face Republican Novice in Race for John Kerry's Senate Seat

Election to be held on June 25

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(Reuters)—A Democratic Massachusetts lawmaker who has spent more than three decades in Congress will face off against a Republican who is a political novice and former Navy SEAL in the race to fill the state's open U.S. Senate seat.

Primary voters on Tuesday picked Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez as their candidates in the June 25 special election, the second such race the state has seen in three years.