These are the Massachusetts cities and towns in which US Senate candidates Ed Markey, a Democrat, and Gabriel Gomez, a Republican, had their best and worst showings in the June 25, 2013, special election to fill the seat formerly held by John Kerry. The lists were calculated based unofficial results provided by the Associated Press.

Gomez's best towns

Of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, Republican Gabriel Gomez did the best in these 10.

Town
Gomez
votes
Total
votes
Gomez %
Tolland 89 121 74%
Russell 205 280 73%
East Brookfield 322 447 72%
Douglas 933 1,303 72%
Southwick 1,268 1,778 71%
Sutton 1,420 1,997 71%
Granville 260 366 71%
Charlton 1,453 2,071 70%
Montgomery 169 241 70%
North Brookfield 626 900 70%
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Markey's best towns

Of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, Democrat Ed Markey did the best in these 10.

Town
Markey
votes
Total
votes
Markey %
Provincetown 957 1,068 90%
Cambridge 18,572 20,854 89%
Amherst 4,536 5,113 89%
Pelham 426 483 88%
Leverett 581 677 86%
Shutesbury 569 666 85%
Aquinnah 105 126 83%
Somerville 11,289 13,626 83%
Monterey 213 258 83%
Brookline 10,447 12,716 82%
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Gomez's worst towns

Of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, Republican Gabriel Gomez did the worst in these 10.

Town
Gomez
votes
Total
votes
Gomez %
Provincetown 111 1,068 10%
Cambridge 2,232 20,854 11%
Amherst 565 5,113 11%
Pelham 56 483 12%
Leverett 94 677 14%
Shutesbury 94 666 14%
Aquinnah 21 126 17%
Somerville 2,272 13,626 17%
Monterey 45 258 17%
Brookline 2,254 12,716 18%
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Markey's worst towns

Of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, Democrat Ed Markey did the worst in these 10.

Town
Markey
votes
Total
votes
Markey %
Russell 73 280 26%
Tolland 32 121 26%
East Brookfield 125 447 28%
Douglas 367 1,303 28%
Southwick 502 1,778 28%
Sutton 571 1,997 29%
Granville 105 366 29%
Charlton 611 2,071 30%
Montgomery 72 241 30%
North Brookfield 270 900 30%
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Recent Massachusetts Senate elections

Massachusetts has had five US Senate elections in the last seven years, more than any other state.

Year   Results
2012 Democrat Elizabeth Warren polled strongly in heavily Democratic greater Boston, and in cities statewide, to defeat incumbent Republican Scott Brown 54 to 46 percent. Warren won back some traditionally Democratic cities and towns that had voted for Brown in 2010, among them Lowell, Quincy, and Fitchburg, but Brown still won more communities overall, 203-148.
2010 Scott Brown became the first Republican to win a US Senate seate in Massachusetts in more than 40 years, edging Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election for the seat of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. The popular vote was fairly close, 52 to 47 percent, but Brown won 230 towns, almost twice as many as Coakley.
2008 Democratic incumbent John Kerry won every community in the state except the North Shore town of Boxford in defeating Republican Jeffrey Beatty 66 to 31 percent. Libertarian Robert Underwood received 3 percent.
2006 Incumbent Edward M. Kennedy, a Democrat, won his last election by a better than 2-to-1 margin over Republican Kenneth Chase. Kennedy won 69 percent of the vote, and 348 of the state's 351 communities. Only Boxford and the Hampden County towns of Granville and Tolland voted Republican.