Not Even Marathon Bombings Can Shake Up The Massachusetts Senate Race | Talking Points Memo

While the Boston Marathon bombing has dominated headlines and airwaves for the past two weeks, there’s another story playing out in Massachusetts that has gotten far less attention: the special Senate election to fill the seat vacated when John Kerry was named secretary of state. On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls for the primary in that race and pick the final candidates in each party in a race defined by a breakneck pace forced by Kerry’s departure, bickering, and the backdrop of the bombing.The unique circumstances have added an element of uncertainty to the election, but two things remain clear: whoever wins the Democratic primary seems assured of a win in June’s general election, and Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) looks on track to win the Democratic primary.

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