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Markey, Gomez easily carry Framingham

Posted by Leslie Anderson  May 1, 2013 02:04 PM

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Mirroring Tuesday's statewide primary results, Rep. Edward J. Markey and Gabriel E. Gomez easily won over Framingham voters on their road to secure their party's nominations in the race for U.S. Senate.

According to official results from the Framingham Town Clerk's office, Democrat Markey, who represents Framingham in the Massachusetts 5th District in the U.S. House, bested rival Stephen Lynch in all 18 precincts 3,737-1,438.

Likewise, Republican Gabriel Gomez swept all districts with 749 total votes, compared to Michael J. Sullivan with 460, and Daniel B. Winslow at 187.

Voter turnout was at 18 percent, or 6,593 of 37,296 registered voters. Democrat turnout was 5,189, compared to 1,401 Republican voters.

The special election to fill the seat of former Sen. John Kerry will be held June 25.

John Swinconeck can be reached at johnswinc@gmail.com.

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