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Markey Opens Big Lead in US Senate Race, Low Turnout Expected

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Markey Opens Big Lead in US Senate Race, Low Turnout Expected

The latest poll shows Democrat Ed Markey leading Republican Gabriel Gomez by 20 points in the US Senate race.  The poll was by Umass Lowell and the Boston Herald.  The special election is Tuesday.  Secretary of State Bill Galvin says turnout for the election is expected to be very low.  Galvin says only 50,000 absentee ballots have been requested.  That’s about 20 percent less than the number requested during the Brown-Coakley standoff in 2010.  Markey will campaign with Congressman Richie Neal in Springfield Friday evening.  Governor Patrick will campaign for Markey in Springfield Saturday.  Former Senator Scott Brown will rally with Gomez in Quincy Monday night.  It’s the pair’s first public appearance.

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